The Thermal Pools, Rotorua, New Zealand
The Thermal Pools

Rotorua

Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty offer contrasting landscapes in Central North Island. Rotorua is defined by its geothermal activity while the Bay of Plenty is nearly 100 miles of golden beaches.
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Skyline Art of the Grill and Buffet Restaurant

Local Tip The Grill menu will tempt your with a premium selection of fillet steak, chicken kebab and South Island salmon steak - all cooked and prepared on the grill to your liking.

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Local Tip If you can plan your timing, arrive about 9.40am, to see the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15am. It's a few minutes drive from the main centre. You are given directions when you buy a ticket at the...

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Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

19 Apr

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 »

Princes Gate Hotel Cabaret Dinner & Show

Princes Gate Hotel Cabaret Dinner & Show

19 Apr

The Princes Gate Hotel’s live entertainment roster has become something of a Rotorua legend. A tradition for fine entertainment built over decades has seen the Princes Gate Hotel become one of the hottest venues in town. Both our guests-in-residence and our local aficionados return again and again to our dinner shows. Broadway to Vegas... more »

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

19 Apr

Every Saturday morning, rain, hail or shine, some 50 or more stallholders representing the regions locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, smoked and fresh fish, artisan breads, hand crafted food, flowers and plants gather in the historic school grounds. As a local or a visitor to the region, experience the environment of a... more »

Rotorua Night Market

Rotorua Night Market

24 Apr

Enjoy a great takeaway at the Rotorua Street Market which is held every Thursday from 5.00pm - 9.00pm. The best food can be found on the street from a number of local restaurants and suppliers showcasing their cuisine. Try the foot long hotdogs or one of the Indian currys on offer. 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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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Geothermal adventures await you at Wai-O-Tapu, or "Sacred Waters". It's one of the earth's most natural theme parks, although you might think you're in another world, or on a different planet... more »

Rotorua Photos

Rotorua Museum

Rotorua Museum

Hinehopu Reserve

Hinehopu Reserve

Eat Street

Eat Street

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Tutea Falls

Tutea Falls

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

Government Gardens Entrance

Government Gardens Entrance

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