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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

The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt

When: Apr 13 to Apr 28, 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza
Hickey Contractors Ltd Easter Extravaganza

When: Apr 20 to Apr 21, 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 105 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Paradise Valley Raceway, 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 Messy Magic Adventure
The Messy Magic Adventure

When: Apr 15 to Apr 27, 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Where: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Duck and OGO Family Extravanganza
Duck and OGO Family Extravanganza

When: Apr 13 to Apr 21, 11:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Where: 1241 Fenton St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua Duck Tours, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

April School Holiday Craft Activities
April School Holiday Craft Activities

When: Apr 13 to Apr 28, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 4600 Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Children's Art House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Renèe Geyer
Renèe Geyer

When: Sep 1 to Sep 2, 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 1232 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Geothermal Family Guided Tours
Geothermal Family Guided Tours

When: Apr 13 to Apr 28, 12:45 PM to 01:45 PM
Where: 587 Waimangu Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Renèe Geyer
Renèe Geyer

When: Aug 31 to Sep 1, 09:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 1232 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

ANZAC Dawn Service
ANZAC Dawn Service

When: Apr 25, 05:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

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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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