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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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Wai Ora Day Spa

Local Tip Indulge in a relaxing volcanic stone massage or a mud wrap and lotion to complete your visit to Wai Ora Day Spa.

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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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Rotorua Night Market

Rotorua Night Market

25 Sep

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 »

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

27 Sep

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

27 Sep

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

27 Sep

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 »

Videos

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 »

Virtual Tours

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

Princess Gate Hotel

Princess Gate Hotel

Ohinemutu Village

Ohinemutu Village

Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

The Blue Baths

The Blue Baths

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Eat Street

Eat Street

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Rotorua Night Market

Rotorua Night Market

Lakeland Queen

Lakeland Queen

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