Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture. Enveloping warmth, a proud spirit, a deep sense of history and a quick humour - you'll find all these qualities in your experiences with Maori culture. It's the sensation we call manaakitanga. More..
New Zealand produce is some of the best in the world so be sure to seek out Kiwi specialties like lamb, venison, scallops, whitebait, salmon, kumara (New Zealand sweet potato), kiwifruit, tamarillo and pavlova when eating out. In Rotorua, geothermal steam is often used as an alternative heat source to cook hangi food. More..
As the spiritual home of New Zealand's tangata whenua (original people of the land), Rotorua is the ideal place to experience some of the many aspects of Maoridom. A hangi is an authentic Maori feast cooked in an earth oven which traditionally used hot stones and wet ferns to create steam. More..
Find out more about Rotorua's thriving arts and cultural community. Download a copy of the Rotorua Arts Trail. More..
Rotorua has many Buildings, Sites, and Structures of historic interest, although our City has a relatively young history in world terms. More..