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 . . . 

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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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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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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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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Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park Visit website

We've got it all here! Park-like grounds in the heart of Rotorua's scenic attractions, walk to geysers, closest park to mountain bike tracks. . . . 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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Jet Park Hotel Rotorua Visit website

Jet Park Hotel Rotorua is the new sister property to the award winning Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre (located near Auckland Airport). . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

Railcruising Visit website

RailCruising, for the first time, gives everyone the chance to experience the excitement of travelling along a real railway in their own train.Travel a 19km . . . 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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