The Thermal Pools, Rotorua, New Zealand
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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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Princes Gate Hotel

Local Tip Two restaurants, pool, spa and regal rooms make this Rotorua's most prestigious place to stay.

Local Tip

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

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.

Local Tip

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Rotorua Night Market

Rotorua Night Market

4 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

6 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

6 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

6 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 »

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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

Rororua Museum

Rororua Museum

Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

Skyline Gondola

Skyline Gondola

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

Agroventures

Agroventures

Ohinemutu Village

Ohinemutu Village

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park

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