Tourism News

Encouraging responsible camping

Rotorua’s central i-SITE is helping to promote responsible camping this summer by enticing visitors to use free Wi-Fi.

Bringing back the Pink and White Terraces

Waimangu Volcanic Valley has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that will allow visitors to experience the Pink and White Terraces for the first time since they were destroyed in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Rotorua helps National Geographic discover manaakitanga

A team from National Geographic has visited Rotorua to find out what makes it such a welcoming destination.

A destination fit for Royals

The eyes of the world were on Rotorua today as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex completed their tour of New Zealand with a packed Rotorua itinerary.

$27.4 Government Funding Announcement

Today’s announcement from the Government that Rotorua will receive $27.4 million dollars from the Provincial Growth Fund is another sign of the region’s thriving investment and business economies.

Partnership helps to restore Birdsong

Rotorua Canopy Tours continue to made headway with their conservation efforts.

TE PUIA l NZMACI - NEW TĀ MOKO STUDIO OPENS

Tā moko (Māori tattoo) now sits proudly alongside other Māori art forms at the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI), at Te Puia, with the opening of a new studio dedicated to the traditional practice.

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!

A new Rotorua attraction is taking visitors to new heights

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

Applications now open for the Accelerate Program

Firestation are seeking applications for their Accelerate Programme to help Rotorua businesses fast-track their growth.

Australians tempted with driving tours in New Zealand

North Island road trips are the latest to tempt Australians across the ditch.

Visitors still like to talk to travel experts

Visitors to New Zealand still want to talk to local travel experts for personal recommendations despite the rise of on-line sources, says i-SITE New Zealand.

Polynesian Spa appoints new Sales and Marketing Manager

Polynesian Spa’s new sales and marketing manager Richard Allen says he’s excited to be working with the iconic brand which has such great history.

Rotorua economy continues to perform well

This year looks set to be another good year for the Rotorua district, according to the latest Infometrics quarterly economic report.

Plans for new café at Polynesian Spa unveiled

Polynesian Spa has been an icon of the Rotorua tourism industry since it was established in 1972. And now its about to get a revamp.

10 Reasons to do the Rotorua Marathon

The historic Rotorua Marathon takes place on May 5 2017. Here are 10 reasons why you should be tempted to give this iconic race a crack.

What's awesome about being a Rotorua local?

A free pass to Crankworx Rotorua!

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