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Rotorua - Geothermal and cultural hotspot!

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?

The outdoors is right on the doorstep of Rotorua. We highly recommend exploring the surrounds of Rotorua township to take full advantage of the lakes, mountain biking and walking trails, and natural hot water springs.

WHen you return to the compact CBD you'll find restaurants and cafes, and markets, and shops all close to the scenic lakefront and fascinating geothermal displays.

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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YHA Rotorua

YHA Rotorua offers accommodation with shared facilities for families, groups and backpackers opposite geothermal park Kuirau Park. Free parking, full kitchen, large shared lounge.

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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 International

A central, secure backpacker hostel in the heart of Auckland City with room options to suit all travel styles.

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