Government Gardens Thermal Area

Government Gardens Thermal Area



12 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

2 Geothermal

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Rotorua Museum
Thermal surprises in the gardens
Amazing art in Rotorua Gardens


Walk around gardens and thermal areas which surround the wonderful Rotorua Museum building.


Feature Value Info


Rotorua District Council

Local government organisation


North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua


  • Geothermal
  • Scenic Attractions
  • Free


Elizabeth Braidotti's avatar

Elizabeth Braidotti


Ranking: 8/10

It is soooo amazing, all the thermal activity but the smell sometimes is a bit strong. Try see past it to the beauty of the area, and how amazing our world is.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Solange Bourbeois


Ranking: 8/10

The city is nice, but smells horrible. Most beautiful flowers in the garden. I was surprised with the steam coming out of the ground.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly


Ranking: 8/10

Fun area with a lot of black swans near the lake. Worth a look around.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

A nicely spread thermal garden, with several sulphurous thermal pools which were very smelly - very good for a free attraction.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 8/10

A nice way to spend a few hours. Free entry. Park well maintained and you can view thermal activity without having to go to one of the commerical enterprises.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Arjan Muis


Ranking: 9/10

Exceeds expectations. You walk in a park and see volcanic wonders everywhere. Layout and design of the park is amazing.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Evelien Thijs


Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful day but only nice museum.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Greg Gerritz


Ranking: 8/10

Amazing to see - impressive. Happy to see no entrance free.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Hannah Clark

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

10/10 for value for money as it doesn't cost a thing! Not quite as impressive as the commercial thermal attractions but all the same there are bubling mud pools that are worth seeing.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ann S


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome to walk so close to sulphur pool + bubbling mud.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Dimitry Zonnet


Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk through well-maintained park with museum, spa, bowling grounds, and mini golf (not free).

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009