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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

2019 October Okere Falls Beerfest
2019 October Okere Falls Beerfest

When: Oct 23 to Oct 26, 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 759 SH 33, Okere Falls, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Sleeping Beauty-A Pantomime
Sleeping Beauty-A Pantomime

When: Aug 28 to Sep 7, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 8 Amohau St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Great Moscow Circus
Great Moscow Circus

When: Sep 12 to Sep 22, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lakefront Reserve, 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

Gala Concert The Big Sing Cadenza
Gala Concert The Big Sing Cadenza

When: Aug 26, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
Rotorua Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

When: Aug 24, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Tikitere, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty Conservation Week Photography Competition
Bay of Plenty Conservation Week Photography Competition

When: Aug 7 to Sep 8, 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
Where: 99 Sala St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Department of Conservation Office, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

2019 Rotorua Ekiden Relay
2019 Rotorua Ekiden Relay

When: Oct 12, 06:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Where: Lakefront Drive, Rotorua
Venue: Village Green, Rotorua, 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

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

Nearby Hostels

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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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