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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

2018 October Okere Falls Beerfest
2018 October Okere Falls Beerfest

When: Oct 17 to Oct 20, 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 759 SH 33, Okere Falls, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Soundshell Market
Soundshell Market

When: Jan 7 to Dec 30, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Memorial Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Plate Day
Rotorua Plate Day

When: Oct 20, 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where: Fenton Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages

When: Oct 12 to Oct 27, 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 122 Riri Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Casa Blanca Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Lake Tarawera Spring Fair
Lake Tarawera Spring Fair

When: Oct 21, 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: Stoney Point Reserve Spencer Road
Venue: Spring Fair, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Night Market
Rotorua Night Market

When: Jul 12 to Dec 27, 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua Night Market, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Bike Festival
Rotorua Bike Festival

When: Oct 19 to Oct 28, 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Waipa Mill Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Waipa Mountain Bike Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Farmers Market
Rotorua Farmers Market

When: Jul 15 to Dec 30, 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

Twilight Concert In the Park
Twilight Concert In the Park

When: Oct 20, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 39 Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Victory Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Velocity Valley Freestyle AirBag Big Air Competition
Velocity Valley Freestyle AirBag Big Air Competition

When: Oct 19, 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: Lakefront Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lake Front Reserve, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

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YHA Rotorua

Purpose-built backpacker accommodation beside Kuirau Park geothermal attractions and the CBD. Our recently refurbished kitchen, spacious dining area, comfortable lounge and pool table are the highlights of our main building, paired with functional and comfortable room types to suit all travellers.

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YHA Taupo

This hostel is known for its laid-back vibes and creature comforts! Chill out in the garden, relax in our cosy lounge with Netflix, meet our resident pup, and enjoy the lake view from the balcony.

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YHA Auckland City

Recently refurbished with a 3 million dollar makeover, YHA Auckland City is the ideal backpacker hostel to start or finish your New Zealand adventure.

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