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

Mitai Maori Village Visit website

An Authentic Traditional Maori Experience! An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. . . . 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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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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The Grand Treasure Hotel Visit website

Comfortable, secure, studio rooms with ensuite bathrooms, colour TV, tea and coffee-making facilities right in the heart of Rotorua city. Walking distance to the Rotorua . . . 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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Birchwood Spa Motel Visit website

Relax in comfort in our Qualmark-rated 4-star modern motel, consisting of studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units, most with own private spa pool/spa bath, individually filled . . . 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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Ace Motor Lodge Visit website

Ace Motor Lodge offers clean and tidy budget accommodation and very reasonable room rates. We are central to a wide range of tourist attractions, cultural . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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10 Victoria Lodge Visit website

Victoria Lodge is a stylish boutique 4 star motel in Rotorua, offering clean, comfortable, self-contained two bedroom spa treatments and studio with their own private . . . 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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Boulevard Motel & Restaurant Visit website

Central location - just a 5-minute walk to the city centre, shops and restaurants. A motel of atmosphere and charm, with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom . . . 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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