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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Devonwood Motel Visit website

A warm welcome awaits you at Devonwood Resort, Rotorua. Our comfortable relaxing rooms are just adjacent to racecourse, a 5-minute drive to the city centre . . . 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 . . . 

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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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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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Millennium Hotel Rotorua Visit website

Lake Rotorua accommodation next to the city centre. Next to mystical Lake Rotorua and just a brief stroll from the city centre, Millennium Hotel Rotorua . . . 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 . . . 

Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort Visit website

Rotorua's premier 5-star City Resort (Qualmark rated). Previous Tourism Award Winners. 44 executive/superior studio, 1 and 2-bedroom suites and 2-bedroom apartments (2 bathrooms, in-room laundry). . . . 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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Gibson Court Motel Visit website

Natural Mineral Pool in most 8 units Quiet residential location, close to Rotorua's attractions, CBD and restaurants. Handy to the golf course, racecourse, thermal area, . . . 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 . . . 

Apex On Fenton Visit website

Apex On Fenton, Rotorua offers couples, families and the corporate traveller fine accommodation on Fenton Street. We are a flat walk from restaurants, Rotorua golf . . . 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 . . . 

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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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Activities

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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Ashleigh Court Motel Visit website

13 attractive units serviced daily; 8 studios (5 x sleep 2, 2 x sleep 3, 1 x sleeps 4), 5 x 1-bedroom family units (sleep 2-5). . . . 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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