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Explore Rotorua’s Wildlife Parks

With spring time here the wildlife parks around Rotorua will be getting ready to welcome a whole lot of new life.

Walking and Tramping Rotorua

There are plenty of short walks and big treks to keep casual walkers and passionate hikers happy in Rotorua

Treat your body kindly

With the cold winter weather well and truly here it’s easy to fall off the balanced lifestyle wagon. However, Rotorua’s the perfect place to get your health-buzz back on track with a weekend retreat.

Going back to New Zealand's Roots

Set aside a few hours on your next trip to Rotorua to discover these important parts of New Zealand’s history.

Warm up this winter

The chilly months are the perfect time to indulge in nature’s warm embrace in Rotorua. There are a ton of paid and free hot springs dotted around the region, so come and experience NZ's Coolest Hot Spot.

Quintessential Rotorua Bucket List

There’s nothing better than a New Zealand summer spent travelling around the country chasing the sun. Whether you travel with a tent, prefer to rent a lakeside bach, or stay in hotels or luxury lodges, Rotorua is full of unforgettable experiences and home to many bucket list ‘must dos’.

Whakarewarewa Forest - explore

Just five minutes from downtown Rotorua, a beautiful forest awaits you. The Whakarewarewa Forest is the perfect spot to feel revived with awe inspiring tree canopies and a myriad of places to explore from walking, horse riding and mountain biking trails, to lookouts, cafes and picnic spots.

Walk the Tarawera Trail

Rotorua has a mesmerising native walk which opened this summer – the 15km Tarawera Trail winding around the lake between the iconic spot of Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) and Te Wairoa carpark.

Contemporary Maori culture evolves

As kiwis we love new artistic ways to tell our stories and some influential Rotorua creatives are doing just that with contemporary twists on Maori art and culture.

Experience Rotorua's spectacular environment with the 23rd Rotorua Walking Festival

The Rotorua Walking Festival is an exciting and vibrant annual event. Now in its 23rd year, the festival caters to walkers of all levels, so all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes to get involved.

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