New Zealand may be small, but it’s perfectly formed. With so many incredible activities and experiences to enjoy, you are never far from that next big thrill! Rotorua’s central North Island location provides the perfect base to enjoy it all. Sparkling lakes, rivers, beaches and mountains are all within a short drive - and with all the awesome things to do in Rotorua – you are never short on options.

Rotorua has everything to make your stay special, including spectacular scenery and awesome adventure activities. All the backpackers Rotorua accommodation are within walking distance of the CBD and the range of transportation options and tours make it easy to get around.

Rotorua is famous for its traditional culture, geothermal activity and hot springs, so make sure you don’t leave leave without experiencing a traditional Maori cultural display and tasting a delicious hangi, relax in the natural geothermal hot springs or enjoy a walk around the Blue Lake or in the Redwood Forest. 

For more information, travel advice, bookings, to meet up with other backpackers in Rotorua or to get help planning your trip of a lifetime, contact the Rotorua i-Site & Visitor Centre.