Classic Rotorua

Known as Roto-Vegas for good reason, the Rotorua tourist trail is bright, exciting and loaded with thrills.


The spectacular Redwoods Nightlights. © Tourism Rotorua

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua Visit website

Lake Rotorua accommodation next to the city centre. Next to mystical Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll from the city centre, Millennium Hotel Rotorua . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

Breathe in the fresh woody air of Whakarewarewa Forest as you explore the biking, walking or horse-riding trails or traverse the canopy of these mighty Californian coastal redwood trees. Read the story . . . 

Four Canoes Hotel Visit website

Conveniently located in the heart of Rotorua's accommodation district, the Four Canoes Hotel is just a short walk or 5 minute drive to Rotorua's CBD. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Pōhutu Geyser: the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere

Feel the raw energy and explosive power of the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere at Te Whakarewarewa, a living thermal Māori village. Read the story . . . 

Peppers On The Point

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is just three hours south of Auckland and five minutes from the heart . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Wai-O-Tapu: thermal wonderland

Experience a remarkably diverse geothermal amphitheatre thousands of years in the making. Read the story . . . 

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Kaitiaki Adventures Visit website

With a unique mix of Maori culture, history and an adrenalin overload, Kaitiaki Adventures offers superior and unforgettable white-water rafting and sledging experiences. . . . More . . . 

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Indulgence

Spas and relaxation: natural hot springs in Rotorua

Soak in naturally heated mineral pools while you look out over the lake, take a twilight mud bath, or bathe under a waterfall in a natural hot spring. Read the story . . . 

Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort Visit website

Rotorua's premier 5-star City Resort (Qualmark rated). Previous Tourism Award Winners. 44 executive/superior studio, 1 and 2-bedroom suites and 2-bedroom apartments (2 bathrooms, in-room laundry). . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Mount Tarawera: sleeping giant

Lake Tarawera, at the foot of the ruins of Mount Tarawera, is the site of New Zealand’s creepiest ghost story. Read the story . . . 

Accommodation @ Rotorua Citizens Club Visit website

Welcome to the Rotorua Citizens Club located in the heart of Rotorua's CBD. We are only a short stroll from the Lakefront, Museum, Government Gardens, . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Rotorua: hot pools

From fumaroles and mini geysers to steaming stormwater drains, Rotorua has hot water and boiling bogs to burn.  Read the story . . . 

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Lake Rotorua Hotel Visit website

Lake Rotorua Hotel has 38 newly refurbished rooms all with Free WiFi.The hotel has its own heated swimming pool and spa, laundry facilities and BBQ area. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Whakarewarewa Valley

Picturing the transition from their homeland to the decidedly sub-tropical rigours of New Zealand, you can imagine the attraction of Whakarewarewa for the first Polynesian settlers. Read the story . . . 

Paradise Valley Springs Visit website

Rotorua's Must-See Wildlife Park. New Zealand bird, trout and wildlife park, along with a pride of African lions. Paradise Valley Springs is set in a . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Adventure time: Rotorua rafting

White water rafting on Rotorua's Kaituna River is wet, wild... and wonderful.  Read the story . . . 

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