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New Wingspan site is now open to visitors

A new chapter is underway for one of Rotorua's longest running conservation stories.

Visitor industry celebrates Chinese New Year

Rotorua’s visitor industry celebrated the Chinese New Year in Auckland this week at Destination Rotorua’s China-New Zealand Year of Tourism event.

Helping Kai Rotorua create a sustainable social enterprise

Rotorua Economic Development (RED) is working with Kai Rotorua to help them develop a strategy to become a sustainable social enterprise.

Rotorua Koru symbol showcased on new street flags

A new Koru design created for Rotorua is now displayed on street flags around town. The distinctive symbol represents Rotorua’s geographical features and plays an important role in Destination Rotorua’s work to promote the city as a place to live, visit, study, do business and invest in.

OGO launches one-of-a-kind Towgo

OGO, a popular Rotorua tourist attraction has developed their own unique design to solve an operational issue, which has both business and environmental benefits - introducing the Towgo!

Four Rotorua restaurants win national culinary awards

Rotorua diners are being served up award winning dishes, celebrating New Zealand’s top quality beef and lamb.

Christmas Day in Rotorua

Find out what activities & restaurants are open on Christmas day for your family & friends to enjoy!

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.

Unlocking the Chinese market

The story of Pic’s Peanut Butter’s success in China provided a useful lesson on Chinese market potential for members of Rotorua’s visitor industry at a recent workshop.

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.

Rotorua a special place for renowned designer David Trubridge

David Trubridge is to present a public talk alongside his new installations at the Rotorua Library building Te Aka Mauri.

Rotorua is full of things to do these school holidays!

It's well known Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s top 10 holiday destinations for families and this school holiday the city is jam packed with loads of activities and events to help keep the kids entertained.

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!

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