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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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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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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Skyline Rotorua Visit website

Over five million riders can't be wrong! The luge, a Rotorua-designed and built gravity ride, is a hit. Using a three-wheel cart with a unique . . . 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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Manhattan Motel Visit website

CENTRAL LOCATION BUDGET MOTEL. Great location close to central CBD, Restaurants and Cafes. Budget Motel but clean and tidy, ideal for longer stays and those . . . 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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B-K’s Rotorua Motor Lodge Visit website

Come and stay with your friendly hosts Farid & Ree in the heartland of New Zealand Rotorua is the spiritual home of the Maori 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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Silver Oaks Hotel Geyserland Visit website

SilverOaks Hotel Geyserland offers quality accommodation at an affordable price. Situated above the world-famous Whakarewarewa thermal wonderland. Enjoy views of Pohutu Geyser and mud pools . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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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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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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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Buried Village Visit website

The Buried Village is located 15 minutes from Rotorua on Tarawera Rd, past the Blue and Green Lakes. Excavation of Te Wairoa began in 1931 . . . 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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