About Rotorua

Family fun in Rotorua

Explore Rotorua, a nature lover’s playground set amidst a geothermal and volcanic wonderland. A place where modern life is infused with ancient Māori traditions and where adventure and relaxation are offered in equal measure.

Sail some of the 18 pristine lakes from atop a luxury yacht, or get closer to nature and kayak to rejuvenating, natural hot springs. Hike through forgotten forests, hidden under the canopy of millennial trees. Gaze up from a mountainside, the uninterrupted night sky unfolding before you with the light of a million stars.

When adventure beckons, tackle the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall; or challenge yourself in the Whakarewarewa Forest on the best mountain biking trails south of the equator. World-class adventure attractions provide the ultimate thrills, walk the summit of a dormant volcano or zip line through rainforests filled with sounds of birdsong.

Experience authentic Maori culture and feel the manaakitanga (hospitality) of the Te Arawa people who have greeted visitors to the region for centuries. Share in the culture and traditions of this rich and powerful heritage; from the celebrated haka, tradition of carving and weaving to modern-day design and architecture.

Soak in world-renowned curative waters, bathe in mineral enriched mud, and experience traditional Māori massage to the backdrop of a geothermal wonderland dotted with crater lakes, erupting geysers and boiling mud pools.

Connect with the locals and enjoy year-round outdoor dining and entertainment. With a huge selection of accommodation catering for all budgets, Rotorua will leave lifelong memories for any traveller, whether they arrive with just a backpack or depart by helicopter.

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Things to do in Rotorua

An incredible range of things to see and experience awaits you. Whether you’re after adventure, an eco-tour, a relaxing day at a spa, or want to explore our lakes, forests and geothermal areas, we’ve got you covered. All of this and so much more is ready and waiting for you in Rotorua.

Plan your trip to Rotorua

Let us help you create an amazing Rotorua holiday! Whether you’re coming to visit Rotorua for the first time, or it’s been a while, and you’d like help with your planning, you’ve come to the right place.

Rotorua insider tips

Let us help you create an amazing Rotorua holiday! Whether you’re coming to visit Rotorua for the first time, or it’s been a while, and you’d like help with your planning, you’ve come to the right place.