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Lake Tarawera, Rotorua

Rotorua

Rotorua is a region rich in Maori culture and incredible geothermal activity. Surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests, it's also the North Island's capital of fun and adventure.
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Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

23 May - 20 Feb

The Saturday Morning Rotorua North Rotary Market is open every Saturday of the year from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is the largest special event in the Rotorua area. Depending on the weather, there are upwards of 3,000 shoppers who use the market. The colourful stalls and their goods are a tourist attraction as well as a source of... more »

Foster & Allen

Foster & Allen

24 May

This legendary Irish folk music duo began in 1975 when Mick Foster & Tony Allen formed their duo ‘Foster & Allen’ after many years of playing together. Their big break came when they released the single 'A Bunch of Thyme' which stayed in the Irish Charts for an unbelievable 53 weeks and also entered into the British Top 20, becoming their... more »

Top Art 2015

Top Art 2015

25 May - 5 Jun

Top Art is an annual exhibition featuring some of New Zealand's top secondary school Visual Art portfolios, toured by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). On display at Rotorua Museum from Monday 25 May until Friday 5 June 2015 this is a great showcase New Zealand’s talented youth. Top Art provides an opportunity for students... more »

Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet  La Classique

Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique

26 May

This classical masterpiece commences with the christening of Princess Aurora. The King forgets to invite the bad fairy, Carabosse, who bursts into the castle at the conclusion of the ceremony and casts a spell that the Princess will die from a prick of a needle at age 16. The King orders that all knitting needles in the Kingdom are to be... more »

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Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

Explore one of nature's most spectacular geothermal parks, with , geysers, hot springs and pools, lush flora and fauna, amazing silica terraces and a rare geothermal cave. more »

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Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

Explore one of nature's most spectacular geothermal parks, with , geysers, hot springs and pools, lush flora and fauna, amazing silica terraces and a rare geothermal cave. more »

Rotorua Photos

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

Lady Knox Geyser, Wai-O-Tapu

Lady Knox Geyser, Wai-O-Tapu

Rotorua Waterfront

Rotorua Waterfront

The Blue Baths

The Blue Baths

Sulphur Bay

Sulphur Bay

Princess Gate Hotel

Princess Gate Hotel

Puarenga Stream

Puarenga Stream

The Redwoods

The Redwoods

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