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Rotorua an iconic location for major events

Rotorua has long been known as an iconic location for world class events. But what makes it extra special is its central location and diversity of environment and cultures.

Great things to do on Children’s Day – March 3

Whether you are visiting for the weekend or are a local you are invited to join the fun as we celebrate diverse cultures for Children's Day.

Free Sunday afternoon music in Government Gardens

Music at the Band Rotunda celebrates 10 years of showcasing local talent when the series returns for another summer.

February is Festival Month in Rotorua!

Whether you are into seafood or sport, or something in between, Rotorua has an exciting range of festivals on throughout February.

Rotorua’s accommodation among the best in NZ

A number of Rotorua accommodation providers have been ranked amongst the best in the country according to the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Agroventures changes name to Velocity Valley

After nearly 20 years Agroventures Adventure Park is changing its name to Velocity Valley.

Rotorua makes the NY Times best destination list

Rotorua has been named as one of the top places to see in 2018 in the prestigious The New York Times' Places to Visit list.

3 day backpacker itinerary – hop off the bus!

Rotorua is easy to reach by public transport, is on all the major tour bus routes, and is an ideal spot to hop off the bus and explore!

3 day backpacker itinerary – self drive!

Travelling by car? There are adventures everywhere!

Rotorua's summertime fun!

Summer is a great time to check out Rotorua with festivals, events and markets embracing the warmer weather.

A new Rotorua attraction is taking visitors to new heights

A unique 20-metre-high viewing platform has been added to the Redwoods Treewalk.

Rotorua artists scoop people’s choice art awards

Local artist Joe Kemp was awarded the gallery prize of $500 from More FM for his work Maumahara.

Rotorua waterways provide great fishing experiences

Rotorua's stunning waterways make the Rotorua Lakes Region a fisherman's paradise!

Rotorua Farmers Market

Rotorua Farmers Market is back for its second season, adding to Rotorua's growing community events.

World class fishing of all types

Trolling, Jigging or Fly. Rotorua has expert guides and crystal clear streams, lakes and rivers for an exciting fishing experience.

Free things to do in Rotorua

Rotorua has a budget to fit every pocket - even very little ones. Check out these ideas for free things to do.

Explore Rotorua's backyard during Conservation Week 2017

Connect with Rotorua's natural environment and great outdoors

Tips for the lone traveller visiting Rotorua

Hey Backpackers, you're travelling by yourself and want to know how to meet people while travelling solo? Well, it’s easier than you think.

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