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Head outdoors to feel fresh and invigorated

As winter descends, most of us scramble for the indoors to keep the elements at bay and to embrace the heat of a fire.

Night time experiences you won't forget

So you're in Rotorua and having an awesome time and now the sun is setting. Check out these local tips on the best things to do at night.

Road Tripping in the North Island

With so many wonderful attractions conveniently close together, traveling by road allows for flexibility in your holiday.

Rotorua hospitality industry recognises the best

The outstanding abilities of Rotorua's hospitality offerings have been recognised in the annual Rotorua Hospitality Awards.

Discover the sights, sounds and smells of Kuirau Park

Only minutes walk from Rotorua's vibrant inner city you'll find Kuirau Park, bubbling and hissing with geothermal wonders.

Remix gets Romantic in Rotorua

Remix Magazine reports Rotorua has nailed the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure and romance.

Backpacking New Zealand itinerary for Rotorua

We’ve crammed our favourite Rotorua backpacker activities into three fun-filled days.

Rotorua through the lens of Instagrammer Ravi Vora

Ravi Vora is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and photographer with spectacular images of Rotorua.

Enjoy the water in Rotorua this winter

Pack a towel and head out for a day of winter water adventure and relaxation.

World's highest rafted waterfall

No visit to Rotorua is complete without checking off the world's highest waterfall.

Ghost Canoe foretells of mighty eruption

Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters.

Cheap Eats for Backpackers in Rotorua

The best places to eat without breaking the budget! Don't go past the dumplings!

Bollywood star shares a muddy secret

Nargis Fakhri is an actress and model who loves Rotorua's natural thermal mud

Rotorua wins again best Off Road Riding

Rotorua takes out best Off Road & Adventure Riding locations two years running!

Rotorua Night Market gets flashmobbed!

Visitors to Rotorua Night Market last night were treated to an awesome haka display.

Rotorua encourages locals and visitors to join the Giant Haka

In the build up to the Māori All Blacks vs the British & Irish Lions on 17 June 2017 Rotorua will attempt to beat the current Guinness World Record for the largest haka.

Rotorua is New Zealand's backpackers playground

We know Rotorua is one of the best places to visit for a backpacking holiday... But don't just take our word for it!

The love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai

Pokarekare Ana is a beautiful song which tells the love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. Learn about the history and translations of the song.

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