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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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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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Grumpy's Transfers & Tours

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

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Things To Do in Rotorua

What's On

Rotorua Bike Festival 2016

Rotorua Bike Festival 2016

12 Feb - 21 Feb

Rotorua is a fine place to cycle the quiet roads, an energetic BMX scene and a world-famous mountain bike trail network in the Whakarewarewa Forest. Rotorua has hosted World, Oceania and National Championships and every year there is a rich portfolio of annual cycling events. In 2013 we added one more – the 1st Rotorua Bike Festival,... more »

Soundshell Craft Market

Soundshell Craft Market

14 Feb

Rotorua's oldest, biggest and best market, held right on the fabulous lakefront! With a huge variety of stalls there's plenty to suit everyone, whatever their interest: crafts, curios, collectables, plants, food, books, vinyl records, woodware, jewellery, knitwear... Ticket Information: Free more »

MTB Rogaine Series

MTB Rogaine Series

14 Feb

90 minute fun MTBing rogaine for experienced riders and anyone who wants to try a new challenge on a bike. Will be fun, friendly and you can take it as seriously as you like! This will be the first event in a series of 3 events (14 Feb, 28 Feb and 20 Mar), which will be launched as part of the 2016 Rotorua Bike Festival. All events will... more »

Evening Acoustic - Stella Maris (Guitar & Vocals)

Evening Acoustic - Stella Maris (Guitar & Vocals)

16 Feb

Born and raised in the picturesque outskirts of Rotorua, New Zealand, Stella Maris has always known her passion lies in performing arts. She gifts us as a charismatic, passionate performer whether she is gracing the cat walk, being a resilient Kapa Haka performer (Indigenous New Zealand Performing Arts) or Singing her own material and sweet... 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 »

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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

Rafting at Okere Falls

Rafting at Okere Falls

Whare Waka

Whare Waka

Lady Knox Geyser, Wai-O-Tapu

Lady Knox Geyser, Wai-O-Tapu

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Skyline Gondola

Skyline Gondola

Eat Street

Eat Street

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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