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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

Vodafone Warriors vs Wests Tigers
Vodafone Warriors vs Wests Tigers

When: Mar 1, 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: Devon St West, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

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

When: Mar 1, 07:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where: Long Mile Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

The Developing Brain - Rotorua
The Developing Brain - Rotorua

When: Apr 1, 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 324 Malfroy rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Harvest Apostolic Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Pub Quiz Night - Believe It Or Not Quiz Nights
Pub Quiz Night - Believe It Or Not Quiz Nights

When: Nov 19 to Jun 23, 06:30 PM to 08:45 PM
Where: 10-12 Goldie Street, Pukehangi. Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Youth Festival 2020
Rotorua Youth Festival 2020

When: Mar 14, 10:00 AM to 07:30 PM
Where: 482 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Puketawhero Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Waste Free Living Workshop
Waste Free Living Workshop

When: Mar 24, 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: 324 Malfroy rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Harvest Apostolic Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Tasters & Wine Club
Rotorua Tasters & Wine Club

When: Feb 27 to May 28, 05:30 PM to 09:45 PM
Where: 1029 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Terrace Kitchen, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Music at the Rotunda 2020 - Sunday Sessions (Free)
Music at the Rotunda 2020 - Sunday Sessions (Free)

When: Feb 2 to Mar 22, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Aotearoa Cuban Festival 2020
Aotearoa Cuban Festival 2020

When: Mar 6 to Mar 8, 04:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 1215 Hinemoa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Venue: Lakes Performing Arts Company, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Rotorua Farmers Market
Rotorua Farmers Market

When: Feb 16 to Feb 14, 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

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