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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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Novotel Rotorua

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Skyline Rotorua - Weddings

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Wingspan Falcon Visits - February 2015

Wingspan Falcon Visits - February 2015

28 Feb

See these rare birds up close Date: Saturday, 28 February 2015 Time: 10am Price: Included with Museum admission Get up close with an endangered kārearea (New Zealand falcon) as part of a special partnership between Rotorua Museum and Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre. Debbie Stewart, Executive Director at Wingspan, will be... more »

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

1 Mar

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 »

Rotorua Off Road Marathon 2015

Rotorua Off Road Marathon 2015

8 Mar

Entries are now open! Copthorne Off-Road Half Marathon – 21.1km New Balance Quarter Marathon – 10.55km Tasti 5km Fun Run/Walk Lance Lawson Kids Race – 2.5km and 1.5km Make sure you are part of this outstanding off road Half Marathon through the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest. The event is a two lap course utilising scenic... more »

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

Saturday Morning Rotary Market

8 Mar

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 »

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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

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Eat Street

Eat Street

Rotorua Waterfront

Rotorua Waterfront

Sulphur Bay, Rotorua

Sulphur Bay, Rotorua

The Redwoods, Rotorua

The Redwoods, Rotorua

Eat Street

Eat Street

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