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24 mi 38 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 3 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

Other Activities

For some fun off the trails, Rotorua also provides a plethora of activities and attractions to keep you entertained. The natural thermal spas and hot pools littered around the area are the perfect way to rejuvenate your aching muscles after a hard day in the woods. Rotorua is also a heartland of Maori culture, a bustling hub of adventure tourism activities and a geothermal wonderland of geysers, mud pools and colorful crater lakes.

Areas Within Rotorua

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Gems in Rotorua - 1

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gem Favorite Hot Water is Hot. Seriously though, BE CAREFUL.

Hot Water Beach

(1) Rotorua, NZ

Recommended Routes in Rotorua - 5

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Favorite Lookout for the benched trail. :)
Intermediate

Tarawera Trail

17.9 mi 28.8 km 3,148' Up 959.44 m Up 3,148' Down 959.45 m Down

Rotorua, NZ
Favorite Tarawera Falls is phenomenally beautiful.
Easy

Tarawera Ultramarathon 102km

65.5 mi 105.4 km 7,906' Up 2409.64 m Up 8,756' Down 2668.86 m Down

Rotorua, NZ
Favorite Tarawera Falls is phenomenally beautiful.
Easy

Tarawera Ultramarathon 62km

40.4 mi 65.0 km 3,869' Up 1179.22 m Up 5,354' Down 1631.89 m Down

Rotorua, NZ
Favorite Tarawera Falls is phenomenally beautiful.
Easy

Tarawera Ultramarathon 87km

55.6 mi 89.4 km 6,059' Up 1846.74 m Up 6,908' Down 2105.7 m Down

Rotorua, NZ
Favorite Trail through the trees.
Intermediate

Whakarewarewa Circuit (The Black Track)

20.8 mi 33.5 km 2,378' Up 724.92 m Up 2,380' Down 725.32 m Down

Rotorua, NZ

Trails in Rotorua - 7

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6.1 mi 9.9 km #1Eastern Okataina Walkway
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.4 mi 5.4 km #2Blue Lake Track
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Blue Lake Track Connector
Difficult
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Difficult
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6.7 mi 10.8 km #4Tokorangi Pa Circuit (The Purple Track)
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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2.7 mi 4.4 km #5Lakefront Drive
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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2.3 mi 3.7 km #6Blue Lake Reserve Access Road
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Kakapiko Bush Connector
Intermediate
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Intermediate
Rotorua, NZ

Photos of Rotorua - 14

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A runner crosses a bridge along Puarenga Stream.
Jul 13, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
Puhutu Geyser in Te Puia (race start)
Jul 13, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
Lookout for the benched trail. :)
Aug 6, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
SQUADRUN babes finishing at Hot Water Beach.
Jul 13, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
This is the location of the Humphries Bay campsite and an aid station on the Tarawera Ultra race course.
Dec 18, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
Singletrack. This is why you came.
Aug 6, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
Mushrooms and free-flowing trail.
Aug 6, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ
Runners stop below Wairere Falls Buried Village.
Jul 13, 2016 near Rotorua, NZ