The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

While we love to celebrate our amazing native trees in Aotearoa – been to see Tāne Mahuta, the massive kauri...


Redwood forest, Rotorua © Matteo Colombo

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Terume Hot Springs Resort Visit website

Rotorua's finest relaxation retreat, containing an Authentic Japanese Style Outdoor Mineral Pool (Onsen) set within a tranquil Japanese garden, plus 2 small private indoor mineral pools. . . . More . . . 

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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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Kowhai & Colonial Motel Visit website

7 x 2-bedroom standard units, 3 studio units, 1 x 3-bedroom family unit, 4 x 1-bedroom family units with courtyard spa, 3 x 1-bedroom deluxe . . . 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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Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

The ideal place to stay while visiting the steamy thermal Rotorua area is the Qualmark-rated 4-star plus Rotorua Top 10 Holiday Park. . . . 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 . . . 

4.3 /5
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Union Victoria Motel Visit website

20 self contained Units, 12x Studio Units, 4x One Bedroom Apts, 2x Two Bedroom Apts, 2x Two Bedroom Bungalows.All units are fully self contained with . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

3.5 /5
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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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YHA Rotorua Visit website

Welcome to YHA Rotorua, Rotorua's newest, most modern and purpose built backpacker hostel in the central city for your complete Rotorua experience. . . . 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 . . . 

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RotoVegas Motel Visit website

Owned and run by Kiwis for 20 years offering a wealth of local knowledge Onsite Tourism office – let us help you plan your stay, . . . 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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