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Rotorua is categorised as Adventure

Rotorua Views
Waitomo Caves
Hobbiton Hills (Photo Courtesy: Jackie.lck)
Hobbiton Mill (Photo Courtesy: Tom Hall)
Hobbiton Movie Set (Photo Courtesy: W. L. Tarbert)
Waitomo Glowworm Cave exit (Photo Courtesy: Bgabel)
Dwelling at Buried Village (Photo Courtesy: JShook)
Government Gardens (Photo Courtesy: Pseudopanax)
Rotorua Museum (Photo Courtesy: Bgabel)
Maori meeting house - Photo Courtesy Pulv
Geysers in Rotorua - Photo Courtesy Valley2city

Reasons to Visit
  • Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal activities and being the Maori cultural heartland
  • Rotorua geysers are reowned e.g. Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa.
  • Rotorua city is known as Spa town as it is home to many hot mud pools
  • Rotorua is a Top adventure destination and renowned for skydiving, luging, zorbing etc. and has one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike circuits
Know It
  • Rotorua has the nickname Sulphur City for being home to large Sulphur springs that emit rotten eggs kind of smell Rotorua lies in the heart of the North Island at 230 kms from Auckland
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Rotorua

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Holiday (7 or more)1

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  • Essential New Zealand (6 Nights)


  • Best of North & South Island (10 Nights)

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Special features listings for destinations within 100 kms of rotorua

  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Govt Gardens at Rotorua are located on the edge of a lake. The gardens surround a Tudor-style spa bath house and a Mediterranean-style public swimming pool
    Te Puia is home to the Māori Arts and Crafts Insitute and the world famous Pohutu geyser. Here visitors can enjoy Māori cultural performances, boiling mud pools, native bush and the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving apart from the geyser
    Arts Crafts Culture, Natural Wonders
    Sulphur Springs, Cultural Centre
    Rainbow Springs is a nature park spread over 22 acres that includes kiwi enclosure and many other birds. Here you can feed wild trout, watch the birds being fed and encounter many native species of New Zealand. Here one finds world's only display of Spiny Sea Dragons. There are experiences such as snorkelling in Shark Cage or diving cage free with Shark Dive Xtreme
    Nature Park
    Theme Parks
    Adventure Park
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Agrodome Sheep Show is a fun-packed hour of entertainment and education for the whole family. Here you will be introduced to amazing facts about 19 breeds of sheep. You can also witness a live sheep shearing demonstration and a fun sheep auction.
    Animal Snow
    The volcanic eruption of 1886 was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters burying the peaceful village of Te Wairoa. Today, Buried Village of Rotorua is the most visited archaeological site cum open museums of New Zealand
    Archeological Museum
    Hobbiton Movie Set Tours helps you experience the real Middle-Earth's movie set through 1250-acre sheep farm with stunning views of the Kaimai Ranges and the beautiful farmland of Waikato.
    Theme Parks
    Film city
    Waitomo Caves is a solutional cave system and a village in northern region of New Zealand. These caves were formed by underground streams pushing through limestone over the years and now these caves are noted for its stalactites and stalagmite and are adorned by a multitude of glow worms.
    Heritage Site
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Waitomo Glow Worm Caves is where one Traverses through the ancient underground labyrinth and marvel at the limestone formations. Here one can experience the wonder of a boat ride under thousands of glowworms. The limestone formations in Waitomo are believed to be 30 million years old
    Boat Safari

Destinations within reach from Rotorua

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  • Napier ( 220 Km )

    Napier is renowned for its Vineyards and its award winning wines. Napier is also visited for its more

  • Auckland ( 228 Km )

    Auckland is New Zealand's largest urban area and typically arrival point for any international more

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Airport in Rotorua
  • Rotorua International Airport ( ROT ) , Rotorua
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