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

Railcruising Visit website

RailCruising, for the first time, gives everyone the chance to experience the excitement of travelling along a real railway in their own train.Travel a 19km . . . 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 . . . 

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours Visit website

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed . . . 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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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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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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Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

For your next stay in Rotorua, visit the beautiful Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park. Situated adjacent to the picturesque Blue Lake (Lake Tikitapu), its . . . 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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Copthorne Hotel Rotorua Visit website

Located near the city centre and surrounded by natural wonders. Located near the city centre and surrounded by natural wonders, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua, gives you . . . 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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