Rotorua Maps

Explore Rotorua and its stunning backyard – the beautiful Bay of Plenty and Central North Island

Rotorua is the winner of New Zealand’s most beautiful city award and home to 18 lakes, three major rivers, over 100,000 hectares of forest and world-class mountain biking trails.

The Rotorua i-Site and Visitor Centre, located at the lake end of Fenton Street, and theRedwoods i-Site and Visitor Centre on Long Mile Road are both open seven days a week. The friendly staff are always willing to offer directions, advice and recommendations to enhance your stay in our dynamic city. 

Just over a 2.5 hour drive from Auckland, Rotorua is the ideal place to discover the best of New Zealand. Use the Google Map below to explore our city and lakes region. Our Interactive Map will show you where to stay, play eat, shop.
 


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Known to locals as ‘The Redwoods’, the 55,000ha Whakarewarewa Forest is a perfect playground for walkers, hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers with magnificent stands of towering native and exotic trees.

For those on foot, there is an array of hiking and running trails from short easy circuits to full day hikes which start off in the majestic Redwood Grove. Going further afield will take hikers through a diverse range of native plants and exotic trees, leading to spectacular views of Rotorua.

Rotorua is New Zealand’s mountain biking mecca with Red Bull rating the Whakarewarewa trails in the top eight of the world and Australian Mountain Bike Magazine claiming them to be the best. You’ll see why when you explore the 145km (and growing) labyrinth of over 60 trails catering for everyone from beginners to experts alike.

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Mountain Bike Map

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Geothermal Wonderland Half Day Tour - Nature Connections
Sense it, feel it and experience the awesome earth forces of nature and the very best of Rotorua’s geothermal wonders at Waiotapu Thermal Wonder- land and the Waimangu Volcanic Valley on this half day Geothermal Wonderland Tour. With close up views of the spectacular geothermal activity, wonder in awe at the amazing diversity of geothermal features and the stunning volcanic landscapes of the Rotorua region. See NZ’s largest boiling mud lake, Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am to heights of 20 metres, colourful volcanic craters of every tint and hue, hot streams, boiling hot springs, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica terraces, steaming cliffs, hot crater lakes, unique thermally adapted plants, native rainforest and birdlife.
Geothermal Wonderland Tour
Discover Lake Tarawera's Nature and Cultural Connection - Totally Tarawera
Discover Lake Tarawera's Nature and Cultural Connection. Experience the stunning beauty of Lake Tarawera, the place where tourism began in New Zealand. Led by your Tuhourangi guide you will experience “Nature unspoilt” as we share with you the cultural stories, volcanic history and the real Hot Water Beach. This is a great opportunity to sample tourism products that are unlike most in Rotorua. Itinerary: 9.30am Pickup from the Energy Events Centre. Travel to Lake Tarawera. (Stunning 20 minute drive) 10.00am Visit Te Wairoa, The Buried Village. Museum tour with complimentary tea or coffee. 11.00am Lake Cruise / Hot Water Beach. Cruise Lake Tarawera and visit Hot Water Beach for a most memorable stopover. View the spiritual mountain ’Tarawera” and the places of cultural significance while cruising up close to the breathtaking forest and fern edged lake. 12.30pm Leave Lake Tarawera for your return trip to the Energy Events Centre. 1.00pm Back in Rotorua.
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Original Canopy Tour - Rotorua Canopy Tours
The Original Canopy Tour is an unforgettable and enlightening adventure, perfect for all ages. Journey deep into ancient New Zealand forest in small groups, of up to 10 people. Experience New Zealand like it once was from the top of the forest canopy. Your amazing kiwi guides will lead your personal and unforgettable adventure. They are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile, teach you amazing things and create memories that last you a lifetime. They will even hold your hand if required….
Original Rotorua Canopy Tour
Full Day Whirinaki Forest Hiking Tour - Foris Eco-tours
Rotorua hiking at its best. Whirinaki is an icon of NZ ecology. It is simply the best example of lowland podocarp forest left on earth. These forests are renowned for ancient trees, rich biodiversity and stunning scenery.
Foris Eco-Tours - Whirinaki Forest