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NZ's Coolest Hot Spot

There is no better time than now to visit Rotorua, where you will find sparkling lakes, stunning scenery, countless geothermal attractions and some of the best mountain biking trails on the planet.

Rotorua is a bustling hub of activity, with a raft of epic attractions and experiences to suit any and all appetites.

Rotorua has the experience for you!


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Rotorua Achieves Gold Level Mountain Bike Status

August 2015

"When we die and go to mountain bike heaven, there’s a good chance it will probably look a lot like Rotorua, New Zealand." Redbull, On Track.

The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has awarded Rotorua with their most prestigious gold-level ride centre status. This positions the destination as one of six preeminent Ride Centres in the world. Adding to the international exposure received from this year’s inaugural Crankworx Rotorua festival, Rotorua is cementing itself as the world’s premier year-round mountain biking destination.

Check out the press release here.

Rotorua has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice Award for 2015

March 2015

This award is based on reviews and opinions from millions of travelers and helps other travelers choose the right destination for their perfect trip. Travelers’ Choice Destinations are the top 1% on TripAdvisor and this is TripAdvisor’s most prestigious award.

Explore the region's 18 lakes, marvel at towering Redwood trees, discover geothermal wonders, thriving Maori culture and get your adrenalin pumping with thrills and adventure.