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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

TWS World Invitation Superstock Championship "World 240's"
TWS World Invitation Superstock Championship "World 240's"

When: Jan 18 to Jan 19, 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 105 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Independent Security NZ Streetstock Championship
Independent Security NZ Streetstock Championship

When: Dec 28 to Dec 29, 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 105 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

The Dark Arts Horror Walk 2018
The Dark Arts Horror Walk 2018

When: Sep 7 to Sep 8, 06:30 PM to 10:15 PM
Where: 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: The Arts Village, 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 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

HopeWalk
HopeWalk

When: Sep 15, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Memorial Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lakefront Village Green, 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 Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk 2018
Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk 2018

When: Oct 17, 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: Memoral Drive, Rotorua
Venue: Village Green, 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

Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes
Stepping Up - Basic Computer Classes

When: Jun 12 to Sep 27, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 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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