Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand. The majority of the Rotorua District is in the Bay of Plenty Region, but a sizable southern section and a small western section are in the Waikato Region.
Rotorua has the nickname Sulphur City, because of the hydrogen sulphide emissions, which gives Rotorua a "rotten eggs" smell. more
An international tourism icon, Rotorua is renowned as the heartland of Maori culture. In summer the collective resident and visitor population peaks at 100,000 and Rotorua hosts over 3 million visitors per annum.
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Mobile-friendly - Opened January 2010 at 1335 Paradise Valley Road. Amazeme is a fabulous new attraction to Rotorua. 1.4 kilometres of winding hedge lined pathways take you to the centre of the maze. You are bound to get lost and are guaranteed to have loads of fun finding your way.
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Mobile-friendly - Aria's Farm accommodation in Rotorua is situated in town with lots of space, safe parking and cute animals to pet as well - our lambs even eat out of your hands. Family friendly, play areas, hot spas, heated/air-conditioned homes, large beds, easy to find, right in the central Rotorua suburbs. Visit the real New Zealand when you are in Rotorua.
Mobile-friendly - Best Western Braeside offers a tranquil retreat on New Zealand's North Island. An intimate resort tucked away on a leafy street, our charming accommodations comprise of spacious kitchenette guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable TV and free high-speed WiFi. First time visitors to the city of Rotorua should note that the resort is situated in a sulphur-free area.
Mobile-friendly - The four-star hotel is set amongst beautiful gardens and boasts a range of refurbished accommodation to suit every travellers needs. The hotel's three in-house restaurants and bars offer superb cuisine and a visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the hotel's dynamic Maori Dinner & Culture Show. Distinction Rotorua offers the largest conference venue in Rotorua.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the thrill of racing on our indoor track in one of our purpose built DRIFTING go-karts. With our special track surface and high horse power 400c motors you can feel the drifting sensation as you slide around the track. Come and see us and give it a go. It's not easy... if it was it wouldn't be fun.
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Join Bush and Beach for our daily tour to Hobbiton movie set from Auckland. This small group tour includes a tour of the movie set, a sumptuous buffet lunch in the Party Marquee and travel back to Auckland. If you are planning to go to Rotorua then check out our one way Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton option.
Mobile-friendly - Minutes from the Redwood forest and Whakarewarewa Geothermal reserve, Holiday Inn Rotorua is a great hotel for all. Guests love the heated outdoor pool, famous Chapmans buffet and fantastic family offers including Kids Stay & Eat Free (12 years and younger) and the Very Important Kids Program (VIK) which unlocks up to $300 of savings at Rotorua's top attractions.
Mobile-friendly - Ideally located a short walk to Rotorua downtown, enjoy 4-star hotel accommodation including pet-friendly and refurbished rooms. Children under 12 stay free, free parking, and continental breakfast (book direct only) are some of the many other features on offer. Whether you are here for adventure, leisure or business, Jet Park Hotel Rotorua is the ideal starting point for your journey.
The Original Kaituna Rafting Company are locally owned and operate on the Kaituna, Wairoa and Rangitaiki Rivers in the Bay of Plenty, close to Rotorua. Handpicked, skilled professional guides from extreme adventurous white-water backgrounds guide singles, groups or corporate functions. Relax with the hot pool combo, Okere Falls walking trails or Volleyball. Transport included.
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of any of our 2, 4 or 6 berth motorhomes. We offer you a very individual and personal service, and are very flexible to your needs. We’ve travelled extensively in New Zealand, so we can give really good advice on where to go and what to do. Airport pickups available.
Mobile-friendly - Koura Lodge offers boutique, lakeside, bed and breakfast accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an unrivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes' drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua's world famous attractions.
Kuirau Park is a great place to visit with it being one of the fun FREE things to do in Rotorua. Get up close and personal with naturally occurring geothermal activity. Visit the children’s playground, the footpools, the paddling pool, or use the picnic facilities (bbq) and wander in the gardens, you can also take walks through native manuka shrubs.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Rotoiti in Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools is an unspoiled haven, only accessible by water or air. Come and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding native flora and fauna, with eight mineral hot pools to soak in and the clear blue lake waters to cool down in.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled beside the beautiful, mystic shores of Lake Rotorua, this contemporary hotel is positioned right in the heart of this unique geothermal region. Just an easy 15 minute stroll or 5 minute drive to Rotorua CBD, the hotel affords easy access to the astonishing array of cultural, adventure and recreational activities available in this amazing area.
Mobile-friendly - Airport Transfers between Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and connecting areas. Multiple daily door-to-door Auckland Airport transfers and City-to-City transfers, we also go to and from the Auckland Cruise Ship Terminal. We also provide a Private Charter service and Tours to anywhere in New Zealand as well as transport for conferences. We provide van hire ranging from 12 seaters to 19 seaters
Mobile-friendly - A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening with Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the CBD. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
Mobile-friendly - 10 acre Rail Heritage and Railway Theme Park in Ngongotaha, 5kms north of Rotorua. Miniature Railway rides with steam and diesel locomotives. Bouncy loco's, museum displays, operational model railway displays, and a hobby supply shop called Platform Three, all of which are enjoyed by young and old alike. We also offer to host birthday parties and other special event functions.
Just 10 minutes’ walk from downtown Rotorua is the Māori village of Ohinemutu. This place is home to the Ngāti Whakaue tribe, a sub-tribe of the Te Arawa waka (canoe) which journeyed from the Pacific homeland of Hawaiiki to New Zealand around 1350AD.
Mobile-friendly - Beautifully maintained wildlife park where you can experience the best of native New Zealand. Interact with New Zealand's wildlife, native birds, trout and farm animals. Freshwater spring and Treetops Walk. Lion feeding 2:30 pm every day. Privately owned family business, set amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Wander along the accessible walkways at your own pace, feeding the wildlife.
Mobile-friendly - Polynesian Spa is New Zealand's leading international day spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. Enjoy tranquil bathing and views overlooking Lake Rotorua. Relax in one of the 28 hot mineral pools each with different temperatures. Polynesian Spa is the perfect place to enjoy a choice of spa therapies or bathing.
Ready2Roll Shuttles, there when you arrive and depart Rotorua, or for a tour of Rotorua and beyond. Our shuttle team offers airport transfers between Rotorua City & Airport as well as Rotorua and Auckland Airport. Friendly local guides help you experience the very best of Rotorua with custom and 'super-flexible' Rotorua Tours. Or take a Hobbiton tour to Hamilton.
Mobile-friendly - Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand's ancient forest like never before - in an award-winning zipline adventure. Journey with authentic Kiwi guides through this beautiful land the way it once was, come face to face with New Zealand native birds, and find out how we can make our forest great again.
Mobile-friendly - Private cruise ship and personal tours from Rotorua / Tauranga / Port of Tauranga / Mount Maunganui. Destinations include Rotorua / Coromandel / Napier / Taupo / National Park / Hobbiton / Waitomo. Small group custom tours. We have beautiful places for you to see and great adventure to be had. Design your own tour to see more for less.
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Rotorua Night Market
Rotorua Night Market now has a new location at Rotorua Village Green. This Market is one of Rotorua’s great local events and a family-friendly must do that is popular with locals and visitors alike. Enjoy ...
Where: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Memorial Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 13th January 2022
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 25th August 2022
Thursday Quiz Nights
Enter your team of up to eight people in our popular "Believe it or Not!" Thursday Quiz Nights! Play from the main bar area or a themed room. Use the ticket button or click this link to enter your team, it's FREE! ...
Where: Level 13 Theme Rooms and Costume Hire, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1141 Eruera St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 23rd June 2022
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 1st September 2022
The Paul Paul Comedy Night - with Paul Ego and Paul Douglas
Two of NZ’s best standup comedians bring you ‘The Paul Paul Comedy Night’, a 2-hour showcase of world-class comedy from easily the best Pauls in the business. Features “NZ’s Top Professional Comedian” ...
Where: Agrodome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Western Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00pm on Friday 29th July 2022
To: 10:00pm on Friday 29th July 2022
Recycle the Runway
This is a Community Fundraiser Event where local designers and dressmakers take up the challenge of creating bespoke one-off garments using pre-loved and re-cycled items. The garments are then showcased on the catwalk ...
Where: Holiday Inn, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 10 Tryon St, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Friday 29th July 2022
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 30th July 2022
Dress for Success' Recycle the Runway
Dress for Success' Recycle the Runway Fashion Show will be showcasing local designers and dressmakers who have taken up the challenge of creating bespoke one-off garments using pre-loved and re-cycled items. ...
Where: Rydges Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Friday 29th July 2022
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 30th July 2022
Rotorua Indoor Markets
Markets Twelve 21 presents "Rotorua Indoor Markets " Come down to our new Rotorua Winter Indoor Market at Markets Twelve 21 for food, shopping and fun!
Where: Markets Twelve 21, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1221 Pukuatua St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 16th July 2022
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 6th August 2022
PLAY ON: In the Company of Strangers by Olga Nikora
PLAY ON is a play reading series of New Zealand work. It's unrehearsed, unpredictable and unmissable. Tickets are just $5 online (link above) or cash on the door. About the play: Four friends sit down to dinner. One ...
Where: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
To: 11:59pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
Watercolour & Wine Night - Barn Owl: CANCELLED
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece! Join us for a beginner's watercolour painting event full of fluid colour mixing and delicate ...
Where: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
Stories From Around The World
Te Marama Hītori ā-Whānau |Family History Month 2022 Stories From Around The World In partnership with Rotorua Multicultural Council, we are hosting a panel discussion led by members of our diverse community, ...
Where: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022
Rotorua Tasters & Wine Club
Rotorua Tasters & Wine Club - we meet every 2 months for wine tasting with matching food prepared by chef at Eastwood Cafe, Redwoods Forest. We have visiting winemakers from different vineyard from across NZ , showcasing ...
Where: Eastwood Cafe, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Longmile Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Thursday 4th August 2022
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 4th August 2022