About Rotorua

Rotorua has a central location and is a must-do on every traveller's itinerary! 

Here are the key things you need to know about Rotorua.


Central and accessible

Located in the centre of the North Island, Rotorua is super accessible by road and air with connections to all gateways. Daily flights run to and from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.


Beautiful and fascinating landscapes

Our lakes, rivers, forests and abundant spectacular geothermal activity make Rotorua a paradise for nature lovers.


Wide range of accommodation options

Rotorua has a huge selection of accommodation to suit all types of visitors and budgets.


Adventure awaits

Our people are an innovative bunch, known for dreaming up unique adventure activities. Zoom down a mountain in a Luge, paddle over the world's tallest commercially rafted waterfall, race along a pedal-powered monorail called the Shweeb, and roll down the mountainside in a giant inflatable ZORB. It's for good reason that Rotorua is known as the adventure capital of the North Island.


Relax and indulge

Our healing mineral-rich waters provide the ultimate escape, whether in a lakeside hot pool or freshwater cedar tub nestled next to a lush forest.  


Wine and dine

Enjoy an amazing array of cafés and restaurants, many within walking distance of central city accommodation.


There’s so much to do in Rotorua – something for every kind of visitor. We recommend a minimum of a three-night stay to truly embrace and experience all we have to offer.

Bonus for travel tellers...

Fun fact: Rotorua has more commissionable products than anywhere else in New Zealand!