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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Agrodome Visit website

FARM SHOWFor over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show! You’ll hear some . . . 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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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: 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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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: 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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Tuscany Villas Rotorua - Heritage Collection

One of Rotoruas premier accommodation providers, conveniently located near downtown shops, restaurants, golf courses and racecourse. Tuscany Villas Rotorua, part of the Heritage Boutique Collection, . . . 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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Rydges Rotorua

Relax in Rotorua's Renowned & Most Spacious Accommodation. Located in a park like setting on the edge of Rotorua’s Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic . . . 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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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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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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Ashleigh Court Motel Visit website

13 attractive units serviced daily; 8 studios (5 x sleep 2, 2 x sleep 3, 1 x sleeps 4), 5 x 1-bedroom family units (sleep 2-5). . . . 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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