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Recent Tourism News

Easter weekend and school holidays resulted in strong Rotorua visitation

11 May 2021

Rotorua tourism operators are thanking New Zealand residents and visitors from Australia for their support last month, leaving the businesses better prepared for the slower autumn and winter months ahead.

Rotorua to become the new wood capital of New Zealand

30 April 2021

A new name, a new plaque, and a revamped policy – 29 April 2021 marked a significant milestone in the history of forestry in New Zealand.

Bike shorts and a pandemic: A lesson in endurance

14 April 2021

It was only a couple of decades ago that mountain biking seemed more of a cameo activity in Rotorua, compared to the main attraction it is now, summoning riders from around the globe to ride our dirt gold.

Rotorua is celebrated on screen as Cousins hits Kiwi cinemas

04 March 2021

With its diverse landscape and being home to a talented group of filmmakers and storytellers, Rotorua is today celebrating its role as the lead location in Kiwi film Cousins. The film releases in nationwide cinemas today, following its world premiere in Rotorua last night. It will then open in Auckland when the Alert Level changes.