Rotorua is a ‘Must Do’ for backpackers, drawn by our Maori culture and geothermal wonders. You can’t leave without experiencing a cultural performance, checking out an array of bubbling mud and geysers, or taking a dip in one of our hot springs, but the fun doesn’t end there!  The huge selection of uniquely New Zealand adventure activities will give you plenty of reasons to stay longer, and the areas lakesforests and mountains provide endless free things to do, and some awesome photo opportunities!

There are loads of places to eat and drink, many based around Eat Streat, and check out backpackers best cheap eats. Rotorua’s central location is easily accessible and provides a great base to explore the North Island. You’ll find a range of accommodation options to suit every budget, from your traditional backpackers, to holiday parks and hotels. There are also 3 day iteneraries ready for those that are hopping off a bus or if you prefer to drive yourself around the many activities on offer.

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