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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 celebrates NZ Music Month with a range of events

Rotorua shows its love for kiwi music and continues to be a vibrant and cultural city

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.

Rotorua an iconic location for major events

Rotorua has long been known as an iconic location for world class events. But what makes it extra special is its central location and diversity of environment and cultures.

Great things to do on Children’s Day – March 3

Whether you are visiting for the weekend or are a local you are invited to join the fun as we celebrate diverse cultures for Children's Day.

Free Sunday afternoon music in Government Gardens

Music at the Band Rotunda celebrates 10 years of showcasing local talent when the series returns for another summer.

February is Festival Month in Rotorua!

Whether you are into seafood or sport, or something in between, Rotorua has an exciting range of festivals on throughout February.

Rotorua’s accommodation among the best in NZ

A number of Rotorua accommodation providers have been ranked amongst the best in the country according to the 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

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.

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