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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

Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza
Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza

When: Apr 11 to Apr 12, 05:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 105 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: TWS Paradise Valley Speedway, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

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

When: Nov 19 to Jun 23, 06:30 PM to 08:45 PM
Where: 10-12 Goldie Street, Pukehangi. Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Farmers Market: POSTPONED
Rotorua Farmers Market: POSTPONED

When: Feb 16 to Feb 14, 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: Corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

2020 Rotorua Marathon
2020 Rotorua Marathon

When: May 2, 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Innovator: POSTPONED
NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Innovator: POSTPONED

When: Jul 4, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Paint & Wine Night - Banksy's Balloon Girl - Paintvine
Paint & Wine Night - Banksy's Balloon Girl - Paintvine

When: Apr 7, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 279 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Good Eastern Taphouse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Book Sale Pukapuka Hoko Na Nga Hoa Tautoko o Te Aka Mauri: CANCELLED
Book Sale Pukapuka Hoko Na Nga Hoa Tautoko o Te Aka Mauri: CANCELLED

When: Jan 18 to Apr 18, 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: Corner of Ranolf St & Lake Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Matariki Glow Show!
Matariki Glow Show!

When: Nov 25 to Nov 26, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Soft Tip Darts Tournament - Roto-Vegas Soft Tip Darts Night
Soft Tip Darts Tournament - Roto-Vegas Soft Tip Darts Night

When: Nov 24 to Jun 28, 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: 10-12 Goldie Street, Pukehangi. Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Kia Oho Ra Te Marino: The Calm Awakened: POSTPONED
Kia Oho Ra Te Marino: The Calm Awakened: POSTPONED

When: Feb 18 to May 15, 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 1061 Haupapa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

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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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