Our local experts have picked their top 10 activities in Rotorua and captured on video to offer inspiration for your next trip to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. more »
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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A Look At The Best Live Maori Shows in Rotorua
Situated in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is recognized as the cultural centre of Maoridom. For well over 100 years an infusion of culture has permeated the region, delighting and educating visitors with an experience that is as unique as it is enriching. The magnificent Pink and... more »
A guide for the budget conscious traveller
Rotorua welcomes thousands of visitors every year in a very special Maori way. Two traditional pouwhenua (carved totem poles) stand guard either side of the Thermal Explorer Highway (SH-5) as you enter this attractive city. Located in the central North Island, Rotorua is frequently voted New... more »
Thrills and spills in New Zealand's North Island capital of adventure
Rotorua is without doubt the nation's centre for geothermal related phenomena as well as a front-seat location for Maori cultural experiences but it can also lay claim to being the North Island's prime location for fun and adventure activities. Some of the adventure menu items are... more »
A guide to the must-see attraction for LOTR and Hobbit fans coming to New Zealand
Amidst the rolling farm fields of the Waikato region on New Zealand’s North Island, visitors will discover one of the country’s most enchanting and alluring tourist attractions, Hobbiton Village. Famed as the mythical home of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, the stomping ground of the... more »
Family Fun At The Top Of Mount Ngongotaha
Just like the gushing volcanic geysers that pepper the lands around Rotorua itself, why not soar into the North Island skies this year with a trip on the iconic Skyline Gondola? Rising high above the city and lakeshore homes, the attraction is an undisputed must here - offering up some of the most... more »
Local Tip The restaurant is the perfect venue for parties, conferences and special events.
Local Tip Make use of the waterfront setting of the cafe and enjoy a bite to eat, once you finish your tour of this fascinating attraction.
One of New Zealand's biggest stars, Gin Wigmore, announces a national tour this November & December showcasing her new critically acclaimed album Blood to Bone. Fresh from selling out tours across the U.S, U.K, Australia and selling out three NZ shows earlier this year, Gin is returning to perform all around New Zealand this coming... more »
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 »
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 »
The Operatunity famous and infamous panto puts a smile on the face and a lilt in our step as we romp through our own slightly twisted story of Snow White and with budget constraints, 3 and a half dwarves, plus a few other characters thrown in for good measure! Featuring: Susan Boland Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua Ben McDonald Kalauni... more »
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