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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All Seasons Holiday Park Visit website

WELCOME to 3 hectares of peaceful parkland at All Seasons Holiday Park, where the friendly hospitality assures you, your family, team or group an enjoyable . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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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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Adventure time: 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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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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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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Tuscany Villas Rotorua - Heritage Collection Visit website

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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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 . . . 

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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Adventure time: embracing the laws of physics in Rotorua

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 . . . 

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Visit website

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity. . . . 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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