Discover geysers, boiling mud, hot springs and Maori culture in one extraordinary location.
Rotorua
Te Puia, Rotorua

By Alistair Guthrie

A Maori cultural performance in Rotorua.
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Maori culture, Rotorua

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Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua
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Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua

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Lake Rotorua.
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The lake at sunset, Rotorua

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Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
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Champagne Pool, Rotorua

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Rafting at the Kaituna Falls.
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Kaituna Falls, Rotorua

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Cycling at Hemo Gorge.
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Hemo Gorge, Rotorua

By Nick Lambert

Ziplining in Rotorua
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Ziplining, Rotorua

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Ohinemutu Maori Village, Rotorua
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Ohinemutu Maori Village, Rotorua

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Kerosene Creek, Rotorua
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Kerosene Creek, Rotorua

By Fraser Clements

Get a taste of Maori culture at Te Puia
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Te Puia, Rotorua

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Agroventures Adventure Park offers five truly unique New Zealand adventures suitable for al....
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Agroventures, Rotorua

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Traditional Maori dining with a twist at Te Puia
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Te Puia, Rotorua

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Rotorua Canopy Tours is New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tour. Deep in virgi....
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Zipline, Rotorua

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Rotorua

Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture.

From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. The city offers a raft of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind.

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

Experience Maori culture, hospitality and food here - try a hangi feast cooked in the steaming ground or take a tour of an authentic pre-European village.

The city is surrounded by mountains, rivers, native forests and 18 fresh water lakes, making it the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Rotorua is a mountain biking mecca with world-class mountain bike trails. Walking, horse riding, and swimming or fishing in the lakes and rivers are some of the best ways to see the wildlife, breath-taking scenery and discover the region’s hidden gems. It’s also a big trout fishing area with fishing on the lakes and tributary rivers and if you’re unlucky there you can sight some of the huge trout (but, alas, not catch them) at Rainbow and Fairy Springs.

For thrill seekers, Rotorua is home to the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world, and offers everything from bungy jumping and luging to zorbing and zip-lining.

Families with children of all ages will love the great range of leisure and wildlife parks. When it comes to food and drink, Rotorua boasts a thermally-heated central city alfresco dining zone known as 'Eat Street', as well as a number of popular food and craft markets.

Located in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is also the gateway to other central destinations - it's less than two hours to the Mt Ruapehu ski fields and less than an hour from the nearest beach towns.

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