A city grounded in history and tradition, surrounded by natural wonders. The district is an adventure playground with a great range of activities which will appeal to all age groups. Rotorua is much more than you expect.
2¾ hour drive or 45 min flight from Auckland
5¾ hour drive or 1¼ hour flight from Wellington
Rotorua is a 1 hour drive from Taupo, Whakatane and Hobbiton and within a 2 hour drive of Waitomo Caves.
There’s an excellent range of places to stay in Rotorua to suit every budget from serviced apartments, B+B’s, motels & hotels to luxury lodges. Here’s some of our favourite’s.
The Distinction Hotel Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
The Sudima Hotel Rotorua
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SEE + DO
Explosive geysers, spa-worthy hot springs, adventurous activities and fascinating Maori culture. It’s fair to say Rotorua ‘s attractions are all set to cater to all tastes and affinities.
Visit the Polynesian Spa, one of the world’s Top 10.
See what captivated Will and Kate on their visit to Rainbow Springs and Kiwi Hatchery.
Experience art, culture and the geothermal action at the Centre for New Zealand's Māori Culture And Geothermal Wonders
Enter the authentic world of the Mitai Maori Village
Zipline through the forest canopy
Enjoy a scenic ride aboard the Skyline Rotorua Gondola
Explore the well marked paths of Wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland
Walk the Mount Tarawera crater wall
See the power of nature in Waimangu volcanic Valley and cruise over the site of the Pink and White Terraces.
Dine at Eat Street with it’s many restaurants & bars.
Enjoy the relaxed environment and family friendly atmosphere at the Rotorua Farmers market ( Sunday mornings ). There ’s a generous range of ready made food options & great local handcrafts with plenty of outdoor seating.
Explore the stunning lakes district, vibrant geothermal reserves and remarkable volcanoes, from the air.
Travel through the beautiful rolling hills of the Bay of Plenty countryside and enjoy uninterrupted stunning lake and farmland views in your own self-drive RailCruiser.