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Over the years I have met many solo adventurers visiting Rotorua, most without a vehicle, and to be honest, they always seem to make the most of being here when it comes to what they may want to tick off their bucket list. When you travel alone, you travel on your terms—you get to do what you want when you want! You can connect with people if you wish or avoid them completely.
Most major attractions offer a pick-up and drop off service to your booked Rotorua accommodation , and there are also a few shuttle companies that specialise in deals for Rotorua travellers without vehicles, so keeping busy is easy here! Read our guide below to discover the best things to do in Rotorua on a solo trip.
Rotorua lends itself well to the solo traveller as many activities are solo pursuits in nature, like the many walking and hiking trails in the Redwoods forest. You can also appreciate the beautiful outdoors by doing the bungy jump at Velocity Valley, hiring an electric bike, or walking around the vibrant waterfront.
Explore Rotorua on an electric Bike
Or maybe observe one of the attractive, civic art installations around the city and meet the locals. We have a tulip festival that the city gardeners embrace each year and put on display around the city. At the Government gardens is a vast array of brilliantly coloured tulips for all to enjoy for free.
There’s nothing quite like Rotorua’s mud pools and spas. Or if you’re really in the mood for being pampered, why not treat yourself to a massage? A short taxi ride will take you to enjoy one of our many Rotorua massage deals and mud treatment packages.
Keen to do some shopping or eat out? Though not a huge shopping metropolis, Rotorua still has its fair share of speciality shops, not to mention there are night markets weekly and weekend farmers markets to keep anyone intrigued and well fed on tasty street food!
Choose affordable accommodation with free wi-fi and take lots of photos of your travels! With smartphones and free wi-fi, it's easier than ever to take pictures of everything you visit. By instantly sharing your pics on social media, it's almost as if your friends and loved ones are with you on your trip, as they can relish nearly every moment in real-time.
And there's nothing like traveling solo to cause people to look at you as adventurous, capable, independent, knowledgeable, and so much more! As you travel, you'll understand other people's positions and perspectives better and gain compassion—there are so many benefits of solo travel that affect your whole life. The experience encourages you to stretch and grow as a person. The intrepid traveller!
We have awesome deals on Rotorua accommodation, activities and dining , as well as a great selection of completely free activities. Visit Rotorua Attractions today to discover our full list of deals and have the solo adventure of a lifetime! Thanks for reading this issue of, ‘The Sulphur Times’ and for supporting Rotorua Tourist Attractions. We will see you when you get here!
Solo Adventuer exploring Rotorua