The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

While we love to celebrate our amazing native trees in Aotearoa – been to see Tāne Mahuta, the massive kauri...


Redwood forest, Rotorua © Matteo Colombo

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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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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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Gwendoline Court Motor Lodge Visit website

The motel comprises 17 well-appointed suites, centrally heated throughout and capable of sleeping 1-5 guests. Each upstairs bedroom is fully equipped with queen-size bed, bedside . . . 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 . . . 

4.2 /5
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Union Victoria Motel Visit website

20 self contained Units, 12x Studio Units, 4x One Bedroom Apts, 2x Two Bedroom Apts, 2x Two Bedroom Bungalows.All units are fully self contained with . . . 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 . . . 

Paradise Valley Springs Visit website

Rotorua's Must-See Wildlife Park. New Zealand bird, trout and wildlife park, along with a pride of African lions. Paradise Valley Springs is set in a . . . 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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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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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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White Island Tours Visit website

Look, listen, smell, touch, taste - touring the inner crater of an active volcano is truly an all-round sensory experience! Begin your White Island adventure . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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Four Canoes Hotel Visit website

Conveniently located in the heart of Rotorua?s accommodation district, the Four Canoes Hotel is just a short walk or 5 minute drive to Rotorua?s CBD. . . . More . . . 

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Get outside: 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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