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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!

Rotorua's summertime fun!

Summer is a great time to check out Rotorua with festivals, events and markets embracing the warmer weather.

A new Rotorua attraction is taking visitors to new heights

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

Rotorua artists scoop people’s choice art awards

Local artist Joe Kemp was awarded the gallery prize of $500 from More FM for his work Maumahara.

Rotorua waterways provide great fishing experiences

Rotorua's stunning waterways make the Rotorua Lakes Region a fisherman's paradise!

Rotorua Farmers Market

Rotorua Farmers Market is back for its second season, adding to Rotorua's growing community events.

World class fishing of all types

Trolling, Jigging or Fly. Rotorua has expert guides and crystal clear streams, lakes and rivers for an exciting fishing experience.

Free things to do in Rotorua

Rotorua has a budget to fit every pocket - even very little ones. Check out these ideas for free things to do.

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