Hauora Activities - Tuesday 3rd August


A range of activities are available to participate in that take in the best Rotorua has to offer. Select your chosen activity during the registration process.


Spaces on some activities are limited and there are also minimum numbers for some activities to run so we encourage you to register for your preferred option as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


For activities that require transport, this will be provided from the Conference venue and further details regarding on-the-day arrangements will be provided in July.


For those who want to make their own arrangements during this time, please advise on the form that you do not wish to participate in an activity as this will assist with our planning.


Government Gardens Guided Tour
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Originally known as Paepaehakumanu Motutara, today Government Gardens include facilities for bowls, croquet, petanque and golf.


There are many points of interest including the Arawa Soldiers Memorial, geothermal features including the Rachael Spring and Malfroy geyser and a number of buildings of historic interest.


Rotorua District Council also operates a nursery in the Gardens, supplying flowers, shrubs and trees for the many public gardens and reserves around the district.


Volcanic Hills Wine Tasting
Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm


Everyone’s relationship with wine is different and we love hearing your stories, experiences and history. In the Tasting Room we promise not to bamboozle you with wine talk, but we will help you learn which wines you like and why.


We are on a mission to inspire the world to drink better wine! Join us for:


- Behind the scenes chat and tour of our winery

- A 5 wine tasting plus barrel sample in our barrel hall.

- Antipasto/ cheese platters

- Choice of favourite wine from the tasting line up, a bottle to take home.


Mountain Biking Tour
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm


Private Mountain Biking in NZ's best trail network


Your MDA Experiences local guides will meet you at the Energy Events Centre & drive you a few minutes to the world famous Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest trail network. Begin your adventure by fitting bikes and helmets to suit, and undergo a short safety and bike instruction briefing.

Your guides will then show you the more than 200kms of purpose built mountain bike trails, with 2-2.5 hours of ride time depending on riders' skill levels and fitness.

This is the best way to experience the more than 100 mountain bike tracks through the beautiful mix of native and pine forest on one of the best mountain bike networks in the world. 

This experience is fully customisable and can be as relaxed and scenic, or as adventurous and exciting as clients feel on the day.  Afterwards the team will return you to your hotels.


White Water Rafting
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm


Shared Whitewater Rafting down the Kaituna River


Your local raft guiding team will meet you at the Energy Events Centre and drive a short distance to the shores of Lake Rotoiti (Te Roto-Whaiti-i-kite-ai-a-Ihenga-i-Ariki-ai-a Kahumatamomoe) and Okere Falls district for our next adventure.  Here we fit our equipment and listen to a thorough safety briefing before getting straight out to raft epic white water.  Here you will navigate numerous rapids and 3 waterfalls from 1m, 3m and 7m high – the last “TUTEA” being the tallest commercially rafted waterfall in the world!  Afterwards the team will return you to your hotels.


Mountain Jade Carving Studio and Store Tour
Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm


Mountain Jade is a small, family-run business made up of artists and carvers. They lovingly craft authentic New Zealand pounamu and jade jewellery.

Join us for a 20 minute guided tour of the jade carving studio followed by time in the store. You'll get to meet local Rotorua artists and see first-hand how they carve jade. Your guide will also explain the history of New Zealand's treasured stone - Pounamu


Amokura Glass Blowing Demonstration
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm


See how art is created right before your eyes! Witnessing how molten glass is shaped is one of the most unique and fascinating things to do in Rotorua!


Amokura Glass is Rotorua’s hot glass studio & glass art gallery. Run by artist Heather Kremen, the studio aims to create beautiful works of glass art while putting on a show for visitors. 


With over 10 years of experience, Heather brings a range of techniques and skills to her glass art. Each piece in the gallery is handcrafted on-site, ranging from high-end sculptures to beautiful gifts and souvenirs. Heather’s work mainly focuses on functional objects and simple, elegant forms designed to showcase the beauty of the interaction between light, colour, and glass.


Lakeland Queen Cruise
Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm


Sample the sights and scenery of Lake Rotorua with the Lakeland Queen cruising experience . This cruise includes a comprehensive scenic itinerary together with complimentary tea or coffee and sweet treat on board.



Hell's Gate Geothermal Reserve and Mud Spa 
Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm


Experience New Zealand’s only Mud Spa complex situated in the middle of a geothermal reserve!


Witness the healing properties of the geothermal Muds and Waters used by local Maori for over 800 years. Relax the mind body and soul by lathering the warm mud over your skin in New Zealand’s only mud bath. All Rotorua is known for can be found at one exciting locating.  join us for:


- A guided geothermal walk

- Mud Bath bathing

- Sulphur Spa bathing


Rotorua Canopy Tour [FULLY BOOKED]
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm


A multi award-winning, 3-hour, fully guided forest adventure. It’s incredible and will have you telling the whole family about it when you get back home!

As soon as you step foot in this Jurassic, enriching forest you’ll instantly know you’re in a special place. Your experienced guides will do all the hard work, keeping everyone safe and having a laugh as we transport you through the canopy and above the tree tops to feel the weightless sensation of flying! It’s a whole forest journey with six ziplines, swing bridges and a conservation trail which includes the inspiring story of how we look after the forest. The best part is, you contribute to this forest restoration story too!

For more information, check out the 2021 Education Newsletter


Light to moderate fitness is required.

Maximum weight limit: 120kg


Rotorua Guided Canopy Walk [FULLY BOOKED]
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm


Join the Rotorua Canopy Tour team for an interpretive walk through their conservation project in one of NZ’s ancient forests. They’ll be sure to stop by the zip lines where you can see other conference delegates zipping through and over the canopy.

For more information, check out the 2021 Education Newsletter


Light to moderate fitness required.


Polynesian Spa and Treatment [FULLY BOOKED]
Time: Choice of 1.5hr sessions between 1.30pm and 5.15pm


Relax with an afternoon at the Retreat Day Spa at Polynesian Spa where you can follow one hour in the Deluxe Lake Spa Pool with one of the following 30 minute treatments:


- Mud Massage

- Honey Massage

- Waterlily Triple Facial




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