Take to the mountain bike trails in Whakarewarewa Forest

The Whakarewarewa Forest, aka ‘The Redwoods,’ is 5500 hectares of magnificent native and exotic trees on the outskirts of Rotorua City.


Whakarewarewa Forest is New Zealand's premier destination for mountain biking. © Mark Coker

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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

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 . . . 

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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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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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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Activities

Wai-O-Tapu: thermal wonderland

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

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Agrodome Visit website

FARM SHOWFor over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show! You’ll hear some . . . 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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

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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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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Boulevard Motel & Restaurant Visit website

We are centrally located and just a 5-minute walk to the city centre, shops and restaurants. A motel of atmosphere and charm, with 1, 2 . . . 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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