Rotorua Walks


The Rotorua Volcanoes Mini-list

Rotorua is famous for its bubbling mud and geysers, but there are a number of fascinating volcanoes nearby. There are plenty of walks you can do in Rotorua, and Mt Ngongotaha is the most central peak you can walk up. Further afield, the aptly named Rainbow Mountain, and the rhyolite domes of Whakapoungakau and Otanewainuku round out the five peak bagging day walks you can do from Rotorua.

# Name Height
(metres)
Region Difficulty Walk
Duration
Season
1 Otanewainuku 640 Bay of Plenty Easy 1.5 hours All Year
2 Ngongotaha, Mt 757 Bay of Plenty Easy 2-3 hours All Year
3 Rainbow Mountain 421 Bay of Plenty Easy 3 hours All Year
4 Whakapoungakau 758 Bay of Plenty Easy/Medium 4-5 hours All Year