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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Rotorua Family Holiday Park Visit website

Our friendly holiday park is situated at Ngongotaha in a quiet location with no sulphur odour. We offer tent & power sites, standard cabins, self-contained . . . 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 . . . 

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Devonwood Motel Visit website

A warm welcome awaits you at Devonwood Resort, Rotorua. Our comfortable relaxing rooms are just adjacent to racecourse, a 5-minute drive to the city centre . . . More . . . 

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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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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Visit website

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Springs & Spa is a unique place to go to experience the 'Living Waters' of Waikite Valley. . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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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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Rotorua: rafting

The upper reaches of the Kaituna River are pretty and placid enough. But then you hear rumours of 'the Big One'...  Read the story . . . 

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Gibson Court Motel Visit website

Natural Mineral Pool in most 8 units Quiet residential location, close to Rotorua's attractions, CBD and restaurants. Handy to the golf course, racecourse, thermal area, . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Te Urewera: the national park that isn’t

Te Urewera, the mountainous homeland of Ngāi Tūhoe, spent 60 years as a national park – a brief period considering the place has evidence of its seabed origins millions of years earlier. Read the story . . . 

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Rainbow Springs Nature Park Visit website

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Jet Park Hotel Rotorua Visit website

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua is the new sister property to the award winning Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre (located near Auckland Airport). . . . More . . . 

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Rotorua: embracing the laws of physics

Millions of people have ridden the luge since it opened, and the vast majority of them have survived. They’ll swear by it...  Read the story . . . 

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Visit website

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity. . . . More . . . 

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Five picks for a weekend in Rotorua

There's plenty to keep you busy for a weekend escape in Rotorua. Read the story . . . 

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