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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

Vote Steve Chadwick for Mayor 2019 - Our Time to Shine
Vote Steve Chadwick for Mayor 2019 - Our Time to Shine

When: Feb 28, 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: 185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Skyline Rotorua, 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

Rotorua International Rugby Festival
Rotorua International Rugby Festival

When: Feb 21, 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Bellvue Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Waikite Rugby Football Club Rooms, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Art in the Park 2019
Art in the Park 2019

When: Feb 24, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

East-side Rapture II
East-side Rapture II

When: Feb 22, 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 482 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Puketawhero Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotary Rotorua Lake Okataina Open Water Swim
Rotary Rotorua Lake Okataina Open Water Swim

When: Mar 10 to Mar 11, 09:00 AM to 01:00 AM
Where: Lake Okataina Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lake Okataina, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

The Great New Zealand Quilt Show
The Great New Zealand Quilt Show

When: Mar 8 to Mar 10, 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Copthorne Rotorua Off Road Half Marathon
Copthorne Rotorua Off Road Half Marathon

When: Mar 3, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Waipa Mill Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Waipa Mountain Bike Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Music At the Rotunda 2019 - Sunday Sessions
Music At the Rotunda 2019 - Sunday Sessions

When: Feb 3 to Mar 17, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Celebrating Children From Around the World
Celebrating Children From Around the World

When: Mar 2, 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Government Gardens, 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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