Rotorua is known as the birth place of New Zealand tourism. With Maori culture, pristine lakes, fertile forests and activities and attractions a plenty, come and experience everything that this magical region has to offer

Whether you’re after an adrenaline rush, something more relaxing or looking to discover the marvels of this geothermal utopia, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience in Rotorua. With activities and tours that suit all comers this really is the perfect family, couple or mates getaway destination.

Decreed one of only six gold level ride centres in the world, Rotorua has world-class mountain biking trails and facilities. Whether you are a first timer looking to enjoy a peaceful ride in nature or a hard core enthusiast, we have the perfect trail waiting for you to discover.

If you love New Zealand’s native forests, then Rotorua is definitely for you. You can hike through untouched, virgin rainforest, get a bird’s eye view up in the canopy or head off-road on a 4WD adventure.

Rotorua’s pristine lakes provide your perfect playground. Trout season kicks off from October or for a faster pace experience a jetboat joyride or find a boat and throw out the ski rope. You don’t have to be active though as there are plenty of spots to relax and unwind lakeside with a picnic.

Rotorua’s thermal attractions are the perfect places to keep cosy and warm this winter. As the natural spa capital of New Zealand, there is no better place to come and unwind than Rotorua.

Rotorua is the centre of Maori culture in NZ offering genuine warmth of welcome and manaakitanga (hospitality), something that the Te Arawa Maori have been providing visitors to the Rotorua region for well over 150 years. Whether it’s an encounter with a Maori guide, a hongi greeting, talking to a carver or weaver, experiencing a hangi (food cooked in an earth oven), facing a haka or hearing age old stories, visitors will be enriched by their Maori cultural experience.

We think that it’s the best place to holiday in the country, so whether you’re here for a weekend or have over a week, we know you will love your time in Rotorua, New Zealand’s coolest hot spot.

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