Phase Two: Offsite Activities

Phase 2 offsite activities will give you a chance to head off on a half or full day tour to see some of the best activities and local sights. There will also be free activities on site for you to enjoy at your own pace.

We will let you know when bookings are open & once they open, you can book yourself on activities and will have 10 days to make payments to secure your place.

Activities

Name Type Half or full day Physical level Cost (NZD$)
Rotorua Explorer Shopping, exploring, free activities Half Low Free
Rogaine Challenge Rogaine style orienteering race Half Med Free
Amazing Race Amazing race challenge Half Med Free
Mt Maunganui Beach & hot pools Full Low $10
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Park & hot pools Full Low $20
Sail Taupo Sailing, kayaking & hot pools Full High $20
Climb & Swim Rock wall & hot pools Full High $20
High Ropes High Ropes Half High $30
Paintball/Lasertag Paintball/Lasertag Half High $40
Rainbow Springs NZ native animals, trout & log flume ride Half Low $40
Luging Luging Half Med $40
Hobbiton Hobbiton Half Low $40
Mountain Biking Mountain Biking Half High $50
Kart & Swim Go Karts & swimming Half Med $50
White Water Rafting White Water Rafting Half High $80
Tongariro Crossing Hiking Full High $80
Adventure Solutions Giant Swing & Leap of Faith then pick either High Ropes or Urban Assault Course Full High $80
Tandem Parasailing Tandem Parasailing Half High $85
Canopy Tours Zip Lines Half High $90
Offroad NZ Go Karts & Monster 4x4 Half Med $95
Heli-10 10 minute scenic helicopter flight Half Low $95
The Squeeze Jet Boating & Hot Springs Half Low $115
Pick 2 and Roll Pick 2 from Freefall, Schweeb, Agrojet, Swoop and then have 2 turns at O-go Half Med $120
Glide Taupo Gliding Full Med $120
Jump & Sail Bungy Jump & Sail Taupo (#6) Full Med $120
Jump & Climb Bungy Jump & Climb & Swim (#7) Full Med $120
Heli - Trial Learn to fly a helicopter Half Med $150
Heli - 20 20 minute scenic helicopter flight Half Low $170
Tandem Skydiving Tandem skydiving Half High $250
Leaders Tour To be confirmed Half Med TBC

EXPEDITION DESCRIPTIONS

1. Rotorua Explorer

Explore the city, take part in the free activities on offer, go shopping or get supplies and special items for evening activities.

2. Rogaine Challenge

Explore Rotorua city while competing in a Rogaine style orienteering race. Rogaining is a navigation sport similar to orienteering which requires you to visit as many control sites as you can within a set time limit. Controls are given different scores so strategy plays a big part in collecting the most points versus the shortest distance as the winner is determined by the highest score. It differs from orienteering in that you can visit the control sites in any order.

3. Amazing Race

Explore Rotorua city while competing in a half day amazing race.

4. Mt Maunganui

Swimming, beach volley ball, surf, etc. Walk around or up to the top of Mount Maunganui and take in the stunning views and have a soak in the saltwater pools at the base of the mountain.

5. Wai-o-Tapu

Explore one of Rotorua's most colourful volcanic areas and then head for a hot soak in the Waikite Valley Thermal hot pools.

6. Sail Taupo

Learn to sail and/or play on cutters & kayaks at the Lake Taupo Sea Scout hall. Enjoy swimming in the lake and the waterslide.

7. Climb & Swim

Challenge yourself at the rock climbing wall in Taupo. The wall is 12 metres high and is suitable for new to advanced climbers. Spend the rest of the day swimming or shopping or exploring the lakefront.

8. High Ropes

6 great course which progress you into the trees. Starting 1 metre off the ground you progress your way through the 6 different courses to the highest point – 20 metres off the ground in the canopy of trees. You have 3 hours to go as high as you can.

9. Paintball/Lasertag

Paintball & Lasertag at Zombieland.

10. Rainbow Springs

View NZ native animals and trout, see kiwi and ride the Big Splash log flume ride.

11. Luging

Ride the gondola up Mt Ngongotaha, take in the breathtaking views of Rotorua and have a go at luging. Price includes 5 luge rides.

12. Hobbiton

Discover the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie set near Matamata.

13. Mountain Biking

Explore some of the world's best mountain biking trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods). From grade 1 beginner trails to grade 6 that test the very best there is something to suit everyone.

14. Kart & Swim

Challenge yourself on the track at Drift Kartz which has a special coating to give you one of the most difficult racing surfaces you will ever encounter. The specially, hardened competition kart tyres also add to the fun making for an out of control racing experience. It's not easy but if it was it wouldn't be fun. Give it a go and see if you have what it takes to control the out of control.

Then walk to the Aquatic centre for a swim before making your way back into town to catch a bus back to Lakes Ranch.

15. White Water Rafting

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Kaituna river. Experience the adrenalin rush that takes you down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Fast and furious, this exhilarating ride moves you through foamy water and over an awesome seven metre drop. Every rapid is followed by calm water making this a very forgiving grade 5 river suitable for adventurous beginners. Having said this – it's not a trip for the fainthearted.

16. Tongariro Crossing

Cross an active volcano. This hike is considered the best day tramp in NZ. It's a long day but you will always remember it. You will leave Lakes Ranch around 6am in the morning and won't get back before 6pm. The weather can be very temperamental so even in summer you need to be prepared for snow. Specific gear will be required; Daypack, sturdy shoes, thermal clothing, good raincoat, personal first aid kit and personal survival kit.

17. Adventure Solutions

Do the Giant Swing & the Leap of Faith. Then choose from either the High ropes or the Urban Assault course. The giant swing is a high adrenalin experience that requires you to step off a 15 metre high platform. The Leap of faith can be done with up to four people at a time which increases the challenge. The Urban Assualt course was built under the supervision of the NZ Armed Forces and is designed to test the limits of physical fitness through participation as a team or individually. After the adrenalin rush is over spend time swimming or relaxing at Thorndon beach.

18. Tandem Parasailing

KJet Parasailing is a truly unique experience where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight up to 400 feet in the air while you admire the truly stunning views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounding area.

19. Canopy Tours

1.2km's of zip lines, bridges and trails through evergreen native forests.

20. Offroad NZ

Test your driving ability on NZ's longest and newest kart track and take a thrill ride on a monster 4x4.

21. Heli – 10

Never been up in a helicopter before. This is an awesome opportunity to experience a helicopter ride at an unbelievable price and get a glimpse of Rotorua from the air. 10 mins of flying time.

22. The Squeeze

The Squeeze combines a thrilling jet boat road with a hidden natural hot spring adventure. Squeeze through narrow crevasses to a natural hot water pool where you can relax before the jet boat road home. This is a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else in NZ.

23. Pick 2 and Roll

Pick 2 out of 4 of the activities; Swoop (Big Swing), Freefall (wind tunnel flying), Schweeb (human powered suspended racing pods, Agrojet (jet boat ride).

And roll: Go Ogo-ing which is rolling downhill in a big ball.

The hardest part will be choosing. Want more thrills? Additional activities can be purchased on the day once you get out there.

24. Glide Taupo

Take flying to the next level. Taupo Gliding Club are excited to offer you the opportunity to experience gliding. You might even get to take the controls.

25. Jump & Sail

Do you have what it takes to bungy jump? Do a bungy jump as well as learning to sail and/or playing on cutters & kayaks at the Lake Taupo Sea Scout hall. Enjoy swimming in the lake and the waterslide. For this option you will spend the day with venturers doing option #6 - the only difference between these two options is you will take time out of your day to go and do a bungy jump. This activity is not available to the Australian Contingent

26. Jump & Climb

Do you have what it takes to Bungy Jump, Rock climb and swim? As well as your bungy jump challenge yourself at the rock climbing wall in Taupo. The wall is 12 metres high and is suitable for new to advanced climbers. Spend the rest of the day swimming or shopping or exploring the lakefront. For this option you will spend the day with venturers doing option #7 - the only difference between these two options is you will take time out of your day to go and do a bungy jump. This activity is not available to the Australian Contingent

27. Heli – Trial

Price includes a comprehensive pre-flight briefing and 10 minutes of first-hand experience, with you flying a Robinson R22 yourself. 10 minutes you will never forget. All under the guidance of a fully qualified and experienced instructor.

28. Heli – 20

If 10 minutes up in a helicopter just doesn't sound long enough choose the 20 minute option and see more of the stunning scenery around Lake Rotorua. Longer flight times can be organised. POA

29. Tandem Skydiving

The first skydive is a scary thing. Be Brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be, no one can tell the difference.

30. Leaders Tour

Details to be advised.

Will be an afternoon activity leaving Lakes Ranch on or after 1pm returning to Lakes Ranch before the commencement of the evening activities.

Price between: $60-$100