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

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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Natural attractions

The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

Breathe in the fresh woody air of Whakarewarewa Forest as you explore the biking, walking or horse-riding trails or traverse the canopy of these mighty Californian coastal redwood trees. Read the story . . . 

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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Natural attractions

Pōhutu Geyser: the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere

Feel the raw energy and explosive power of the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere at Te Whakarewarewa, a living thermal Māori village. Read the story . . . 

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Birchwood Spa Motel Visit website

Relax in comfort in our Qualmark-rated 4-star modern motel, consisting of studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units, most with own private spa pool/spa bath, individually filled . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Wai-O-Tapu: thermal wonderland

Experience a remarkably diverse geothermal amphitheatre thousands of years in the making. Read the story . . . 

From $110
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 . . . 

From $110
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Indulgence

Spas and relaxation: natural hot springs in Rotorua

Soak in naturally heated mineral pools while you look out over the lake, take a twilight mud bath, or bathe under a waterfall in a natural hot spring. Read the story . . . 

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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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 . . . 

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Visit website

How the World Began There's literally nothing like Rotorua's Waimangu Volcanic Valley anywhere else in the world. It's the world's youngest geothermal system, the only . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Rotorua: hot pools

From fumaroles and mini geysers to steaming stormwater drains, Rotorua has hot water and boiling bogs to burn.  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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Activities

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 . . . 

From $95
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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Activities

Adventure time: Rotorua rafting

White water rafting on Rotorua's Kaituna River is wet, wild... and wonderful.  Read the story . . . 

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