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What’s On

After learning English during the day, it is always nice to take part in some of our after school activities. Our English school organises a large variety of school and evening activities for our students, such as sports, concerts, and barbecues, visits to other towns and cities in the Bay of Plenty. Details of these activities for the week are put on the common room noticeboard and in the Thursday notices. These activities are a great way for you to have fun, get to know the other students, learn more English and find out about life around Rotorua and in New Zealand!

These are just some of the activities we plan to hold in the coming months. All of them are subject to numbers and weather conditions.

March 2017

Waikite Hot Pools

Come and sit and soak at these unique hot pools.  Pool temperatures are between 35 – 40 degrees and you have a choice of 6 pools to relax and enjoy. This is a great way to spend a Saturday!

Tree Trust Reserve

Come and enjoy this relaxed walk. See native trees and birds and enjoy the Sakura or cheery blossom in bloom. 

 Ten Pin Bowling

Have some friendly competition with your school friends. This is neat fun whether this is your first time or if you have played before.

 Lakes Tour

Come for a drive around some of the picturesque Lakes that surround Rotorua. There is always plenty of great photo opportunities on this tour.

Agrodome Farm Tour and Sheep Show

This is one of Rotorua’s most loved tourist attractions.  Take a tour on a tractor trailer around an authentic working farm.  You’ll be able to get up close with some of the farm animals and watch actual sheep shearing.

April 2017

Paintball Action

Come and try the ultimate paintball experience!  This is a game where players are put into teams to compete against each other armed with a special paintball gun. 

 Te Waihou Walk

This beautiful walk along the Te Waihou River offers stunning scenery and magnificent colours in its natural beauty.   This is a must do walk!

 Hobbiton Movie Set

On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. Experience the real Middle-Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton™ Movie Set.


Come along to Agroventures today and try one of their four exciting activities! Choose from The Shweeb, Swoop, Freefall Extreme or Agrojet. 

 Paradise Valley Springs

Interact with a variety of wildlife such as Deer, Pigs, Thar and Wallabies.  View native New Zealand birds and get close to the Lion Pride at their exciting Lion feeding.


Come Kayaking on Lake Rotorua this month. Experience a slice of the wonderful outdoors in these easy to paddle kayaks.

Hamurana Springs Walkway

This is an easy walk offering wonderful scenic views throughout this whole stream-side walk.  Hamurana is famous for its beautiful crystal clear stream.

May 2017

Tamaki Maori Village Tour

Be welcomed into Tamaki Maori Village in a traditional manner, experience the richness of the Maori culture and enjoy a delicious hangi dinner and performance

Skyline Skyrides Gondola and Luge

Take a gondola ride up Mount Ngongotaha, soak up the spectacular views of Rotorua and enjoy a fun filled ride on the luge. This activity is good fun or all ages.

Duck Tour

Discover Rotorua with this very unique sightseeing adventure!  Travel on both land and water onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle.

Bubble Soccer

Play a game of soccer with a difference, try to out run your opponents while strapped inside of a massive bubble.

June 2017

Polynesian Spa

Come and relax in soothing thermal water at the very popular Polynesian Spa. These pools have been a part of Rotorua for many years and are a very popular attraction.

Redwood Forest Walk: The Whakarewarewa forest is one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets. Come along and experience some of the finest walking tracks in the world!


Experience the thrill of the world famous H2OGO ride. Imagine diving into a globe with warm water and sent rolling down a hill. Very Exciting!


Enjoy baking with friends and classmates. This is a great opportunity to chat with other students and learn a valuable new skill.

Waitomo Tour

This tour involves a visit to the popular Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and the Ruakuri Caves.

Golf Driving Range

The driving range faces out towards Lake Rotorua and stretches out 280m. Within the range are various targets to challenge both the novice and the accomplished player.

July 2017

Horse Riding

Try horse riding this month at RELA! This is a nice experience if you have never ridden before.


Come and spend a Saturday morning at the movies with your RELA friends.

Blue Baths

Come to the famous Blue Baths. These pools have been a part of Rotorua for many years and are a popular attraction. The large swimming pool and 2 soak pools are various temperatures suitable for everyone to enjoy.

Lake Okareka Walkway

This walk features native vegetation, farmland, beach, lake and wetland scenery, expansive views and wildlife.

DVD afternoon

Kick back in our self-access room with RELA friends and watch a DVD. We have comfy bean bags to lounge on and the projector gives you an awesome movie experience.

August 2017

Aquatic Centre

Come along for some recreational swimming. Choose from the 25m indoor pool, 50m outdoor pool or the spa pools.

Okere Falls Walkway

This well-formed bushwalk has scenic lookouts over the Okere River and spectacular waterfalls. The trout pool is a popular fishing spot and trout are often seen swimming gently against the current.


Come for a game of badminton after school. There’s no need to be an experienced player, this is strictly for fun!

Rainbow Springs

Take this opportunity to see native bush, ferns and trees at Rainbow Springs. You will also have a chance to see the Kiwi plus at least 15 different breeds of native birds, Rainbow Trout, Tuatara, and Lizards. Experience ‘The Big Splash’ this is an exciting hi-tech water ride taking you on a journey through time.

Wai-O-Tapu thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley full day tour

Observe Lady Know Geyser erupting, walk around Wai-O-Tapu and through Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

City Tour

Join us for a tour of Rotorua. Visit Rotorua Lakefront Sulphur point, Aotea Souvenirs, Rachael Pool and Government Gardens, library, hospital, café’s, supermarkets and shopping centers.

Rotorua has many different scenic walks to do; they are all beautiful and some are longer than others. We usually have a keen group of walkers at RELA so we try to do a variety of walks throughout the month for our students.

Sports can be quite popular at RELA also. We like to have different games throughout the month. Over the road we play soccer and volleyball. In the RELA grounds there are swingball, table tennis, badminton, petanque, gutter board, snooker and tennis racquets available.

There is always a lot happening around Rotorua too.
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