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.
Private tours throughout the North Island. Rotorua based and vehicles in Hamilton with Kiwi Drivers. Offering private airport transfers from Auckland Airport to Waikato/Bay of Plenty regions and regional airport transfers in Rotorua and Hamilton. Let us bring you to Rotorua from Auckland via Waitomo and Hobbiton. Flexible and providing exceptional customer service and itineraries.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Royale Coachlines have specially designed day Cruise Ship Tours to cater for passengers visiting the Port of Tauranga. The tours show off the best of the area and guarantee to return to your ship well before departure time. Royale Coachlines also provides a quality bus service and coach charter service for tours in Tauranga and to anywhere in New Zealand.
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Where: Crates n Cues Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1237 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 18th January 2023
To: 10:30pm on Thursday 4th January 2024
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Where: Sir Howard Morrison Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1170 Fenton St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 15th December 2023
To: 11:59pm on Friday 15th December 2023
Valvoline Superstock Charity Invitational
We shall try again to host this event and make as much money for the two worthy Charities. This event has twice been postponed due to Covid and once by inclement weather. The Valvoline Superstock Charity Invitational ...
Where: TWS Paradise Valley Speedway, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 105 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 15th December 2023
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
The Christmas Night 2023
Embark on a festive journey with our spectacular Christmas Extravaganza – an event crafted for the entire family! Join us in celebrating the magic of the season with joyous activities, enchanting performances, and ...
Where: St Johns Presbyterian Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 44 Victoria Street, Victoria, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
To: 7:15pm on Saturday 16th December 2023
Rotorua UkeBox Ukulele Open Mic and Strum Along
Note: October 23 UkeBox will be at Aroma Cafe Fenton Street due to another booking at Te Rūnanga. Third Sunday of the month - except January and February. Ukulele open mic and strum along, hosted by Rotorua ukulele ...
Where: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 3:00pm on Sunday 21st June 2020
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 17th December 2023
Hydrangea Vase | 20/01/2024 - Clarkes Bar at Novotel Rotorua
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Rotorua! No previous painting experience ...
Where: Novotel Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 9/11 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 2:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2024
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 20th January 2024
UCI BMX Racing World Cup, Rotorua
Come and watch the non stop action of 200 of the worlds best BMX riders race for International glory and Olympic Qualification points at the outstanding international Te Papa o Te Kauri BMX facility in Rotorua on 10-11 ...
Where: Rotorua BMX Club, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 17 Waipa State Mill Road, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 10th February 2024
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 11th February 2024
Art in the park
Art in the Park 2024 is a free-to-attend arts market and festival that has been running in this beautiful spot for well over 20 years and has heaps to see, do, and enjoy. On Sunday 11th of February, local artists and ...
Where: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Sunday 11th February 2024
To: 3:00pm on Sunday 11th February 2024
Rotorua Home & Garden Show 2024
The Home & Garden Show is packed with all the ideas and information that you need to transform your surroundings and create the place you’ve always dreamed of. Check out the variety, the innovations and take ...
Where: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Friday 16th February 2024
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 18th February 2024
St Mary's Gala 2024
St Mary's School Gala, run by the St Mary's PTA. There will be lot's of fun activities, food stalls, raffles and bouncy castles. Come along and join us for this fabulous community event.
Where: St Mary's Catholic School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 37 Carnot St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 4:00pm on Friday 8th March 2024
To: 7:00pm on Friday 8th March 2024