Rotorua Local Guide & Tips

Written by Rotorua Local Experts! Read articles about and the best things to do and visit in Rotorua during your stay.

Exploring Lake Rotorua

Exploring Lake Rotorua

Nestled between the soft hills and verdant knolls of the Rotorua region, where the bubbling volcanic pools and spitting mud pits of the Taupo Zone cascade down towards the Pacific Ocean in the north, ...
Family Fun Retreats and Relaxation
Rotorua Geysers

Rotorua Geysers

Rotorua Geysers - our expert guide to New Zealand's best geothermal eruptions....
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The Rotorua Redwoods Treewalk

The Rotorua Redwoods Treewalk

Rotorua is blessed with plenty of natural attractions, the biggest tourist drawcard probably being its geothermal activity but The Redwoods (aka Whakarewarewa forest) is right up there too....
Editorial Family Fun
Ziplining in Rotorua

Ziplining in Rotorua

Read our writer's experience zipling in Rotorua, New Zealand. When you’re about to go hurtling through the bush on a wire you really want to feel you’re in safe hands. But from the moment we check...
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The Allure Of The Rotorua Blue Baths

The Allure Of The Rotorua Blue Baths

For those who still want to use the Rotorua Blue Baths for its original purpose, there’s still somewhere to swim. Heated, with two soaking pools to the side, the Juvenile Pool is a great place to pl...
Arts and Culture Family Fun Retreats and Relaxation
White Water Rafting In Rotorua

White Water Rafting In Rotorua

The thrills and spills of rafting in New Zealand's North Island capital of adventure. Dating from the early 80s, it is one of Rotorua's first adventure activities and with such a lineage it means...
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Exploring the home of Hobbits

Exploring the home of Hobbits

A guide to the must-see attraction for LOTR and Hobbit fans coming to New Zealand.? Amidst the rolling farm fields of the Waikato region on New Zealand’s North Island, visitors will discover one of ...
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Riding the Rotorua Gondola

Riding the Rotorua Gondola

Our local expert guide to the Rotorua Gondola at the top of Mount Ngongotaha. Rising high above the city and lakeshore homes, the Skyline Gondola is an undisputed must do activity in Rotorua, off...
Family Fun
Rotorua Zorbing

Rotorua Zorbing

A guide to the art of zorbing in Rotorua, the zany activity from where it all started in New Zealand....
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Experiencing New Zealand Maori Culture

Experiencing New Zealand Maori Culture

A Look At The Best Live Maori Shows in Rotorua. A live show allows the visitor a unique hands-on experience that takes them to the very heart of Maori culture...
Arts and Culture
White Island

White Island

Exploring New Zealand's most active Volcano, White Island....
Adventure Inspiration
The Best Scenic Drives Around Rotorua

The Best Scenic Drives Around Rotorua

Hit the open road to discover the incredible scenery in Rotorua. There are some stunning scenic drives through mountains, orchards, farmland and forest, taking in lakes, geothermal attractions, s...
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24 Hours in Rotorua

24 Hours in Rotorua

Getting the best from Rotorua in just one day. It’s difficult to fit everything in for just a day visit, but here is what we think is the best way to spend 24 hours in Rotovegas....
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Hot Pool Indulgence in Rotorua

Hot Pool Indulgence in Rotorua

Spa Treatments and geothermal bathing in New Zealand's sulphur city. Our guide to the best hot pools and spas in Rotorua....
Retreats and Relaxation
Rotorua is Turning Up The Heat

Rotorua is Turning Up The Heat

A sizzling hot guide to Rotorua's volcanic and geothermal attractions. Head to Rotorua, Taupo and the Bay of Plenty and get up close to the explosive action with boiling mud pools, steaming rocky...
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