Rotorua is an adventure playground with a great range of activities to enjoy for any age. If you are looking for a great family getaway, the kids will love the iconic attractions on offer.
Explore Rotorua's popular local markets, boutique style shopping and a delicious variety of ethnic cuisines.
There is so much more to discover in NZ's coolest hot spot!
Whether it’s an inviting hotel, luxury lodge, lake-side bach, charming motel, or camping under the stars, you’ll find the perfect place to stay in Rotorua.
Rotorua is renowned for its Bike Festival and multi-sport events in stunning natural surrounds. There is an ever-changing events line up from performing arts & exhibitions to festivals and gigs.
Our What's On guide will let you know what is coming up in the weeks and months ahead.
Check out some great ideas on what to see and do in Rotorua and how to make the most of your stay.
Discover the history of Rotorua's Geothermal eco-system, feel invigorated by the healing waters, relax and unwind in Rotorua's lakes and forest and experience the best of manaakitanga with a traditional Maori culture experience.
Read our stories and articles on some of the great things to do in Rotorua. And check out insider tips from our local bloggers.
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There are many easily accessible public places and facilities to be enjoyed in Rotorua. The listings below will provide you with some great ideas and most won't cost a thing! Read about 10 of the best free family activities in Rotorua.
Location: Devon Street (West)
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Location: Ash Pit Road, south side of Lake Rerewhakaaitu
The name Okataina means "The lake of laughter", a shortened form of the original name Te Moana-i-kataina-a...
Location: Tamatea Street
Rerewhakaaitu means the lake of "Wandering Spirits."
Lake Tarawera, meaning 'Burnt Spear' is one of the largest lakes in New Zealand.
Location: Spencer Road, Lake Tarawera
Location: Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
Planning your Wedding or next Big Event, why not have it at Punaromia.
One of Australasia's finest Swimming Pool Centres. If you are into water sports, water recreation, aqua-fitness or...
Location: east side of Lake Rotoma, off State Highway 30
Lake Ohakuri is the largest artificial lake of the Waikato river system.
Lake Okaro is the smallest of the Rotorua Lakes.
Location: Millar Road, Lake Okareka
Location: Brett Road, Lake Rerewhakaaitu
Thousands of books, magazines, newspapers, online resources as well as a full community calendar of events and...
Location: Lakefront Drive, Rotorua
Location: Tarawera Road
Lake Okareka is popular with water skiers, swimmers, boaties and walkers.
Situated on the slopes of Tihi-o-tonga in Rotorua south.
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