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Rotorua - Geothermal and cultural hotspot!

The compact CBD has everything you might need in the way of shops, eateries, and markets, all close to the scenic lakefront and fascinating geothermal displays.

Rotorua is well known for it's geothermal wonders and adrenaline-pumping activities, but did you know it's also a haven for mountain biking?

We highly recommend exploring outside of the main township to take full advantage of the lakes, mountain biking and walking trails, and natural hot water springs.

at a glance

Best known for

lively geothermal activity

Did you know:

The Rotorua region has 17 lakes!

Don't leave without

visiting the Redwoods

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events

Maori All Blacks vs Fiji
Maori All Blacks vs Fiji

When: Jul 20, 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Devon St West, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Slam Rock 2019 - Live Roller Derby
Slam Rock 2019 - Live Roller Derby

When: Jun 29, 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Soundshell Market
Soundshell Market

When: Nov 4 to Dec 29, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Memorial Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

The Legacy Tour with Kelvin Cruickshank and TJ Higgs
The Legacy Tour with Kelvin Cruickshank and TJ Higgs

When: Jul 1, 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 9/11 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Novotel Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Matariki X
Matariki X

When: Jul 26, 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue
Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

When: Aug 15, 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rydges Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Ngā Kai a Matariki – The Foods of Matariki Competition
Ngā Kai a Matariki – The Foods of Matariki Competition

When: Jun 30, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show
Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show

When: Jul 12 to Jul 14, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

The Big Dine Out Winter
The Big Dine Out Winter

When: Jul 5, 06:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 1029 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Terrace Kitchen, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Pub Quiz Night - Believe It Or Not Quiz Nights
Pub Quiz Night - Believe It Or Not Quiz Nights

When: Jun 4 to Sep 17, 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: 10-12 Goldie Street, Pukehangi. Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Nearby Hostels

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YHA Rotorua

Located near a natural geothermal site, shops, restaurants and Lake Rotorua, this purpose-built backpacker hostel offers rooms for all types of travellers and spacious communal facilities.

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YHA Taupo

Modernised, stylised and positive vibes; this backpacker hostel has what you need for a great stay in Taupo, providing views from the balcony of New Zealand's largest lake.

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YHA Auckland City

This modern, recently refurbished backpacker hostel combines the excitement of the city with a safe and secure environment.

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