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The Thermal Pools

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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Grumpy's Transfers & Tours

Local Tip All tours pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation.

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Major Toms Bar

Local Tip Along with great drinks and killer music, free Wifi is available.

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Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

1 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 »

Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2015

Tarawera Ultra Marathon 2015

7 Feb

The 7th Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon will be on 7 February 2015. The event is an adventure, an endurance event, a 100km-long scenic buffet. The Vibram Tarawera Ultra is a 100, 85 or 60km trail ultra. distance run from Rotorua to Kawerau, New Zealand. Along way you'll pass through exotic forestry, native bush, lakes, waterfalls and follow... more »

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

8 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 »

Rugby League Festival featuring Vodafone Warriors vs Penrith Panthers

Rugby League Festival featuring Vodafone Warriors vs Penrith Panthers

13 Feb - 15 Feb

The Vodafone Warriors make a long awaited return to Rotorua for an NRL pre season fixture against the Penrith Panthers early next year. Saturday 14th February, Valentines Day, will feature the main game with plenty of League action scheduled throughout the weekend including a 9's tournament, underage fixtures and the Northern Region launch of... 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

The Redwoods, Rotorua

The Redwoods, Rotorua

Ohinemutu Village

Ohinemutu Village

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Rotorua Night Market

Rotorua Night Market

Sulphur Bay, Rotorua

Sulphur Bay, Rotorua

Princess Gate Hotel

Princess Gate Hotel

Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

Rotorua Waterfront

Rotorua Waterfront

Skyline Gondola

Skyline Gondola

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