Tourism News

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.

Rotorua’s accommodation among the best in NZ

A number of Rotorua accommodation providers have been ranked amongst the best in the country according to the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

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.

National apiculture conference set to break record numbers in Rotorua

1200 people will attend the Bee-ing Prepared Conference in Rotorua this weekend.

Rotorua's Jasmine Adams emerges as Holiday Parks star

Ms Adams has been recognised for her efforts in leading the wider industry and her community, as well as her own park.

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.

Popular Hospitality Awards Finalists Announced

After a record number of nominations received, the Rotorua Hospitality Awards finalists have been announced!

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.

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.

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