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Holidays To Rotorua

Thanks to its location in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, Rotorua is a city full of adventure and unique scenery. 
Take a kayak or paddle steamer around one of the region’s 18 incredibly blue lakes, including massive Lake Rotorua. In this region, steam escapes from crevices in the ground, gardens bloom alongside bubbling craters and geysers shoot for the sky. And when you need to chill out, you can sit back in a healing thermal mud bath. From traditional Maori culture to art galleries and museums, Rotorua is a fascinating part of New Zealand. Book your Rotorua accommodation with us for a region where even the mud is a tourist attraction.

History

A Maori explorer named Ihenga founded Rotorua in the 14th century. Shortly after his discovery, other Maori began arriving by canoe, and the area was named after the Maori word for “second lake”. Despite suffering a series of earthquakes in 1886, Rotorua has been popular with visitors for more than 200 years, and a “special town district” was created in 1883 to promote Rotorua’s spas.

Things to do

Lake Rotorua is the biggest of Rotorua’s 18 lakes. And at 79kms, it’s the second biggest lake on the North Island. This lake is yours to enjoy when you go parasailing, take a kayaking lesson or enjoy a cruise (and a meal) on a paddle steamer. If adventure activities rev you up, Rotorua has plenty. Agroventures Adventure Park has a bungy jump, a wind tunnel and the world’s only Schweeb monorail, which YOU keep in motion by pedalling. 

If dangling above the forest floor is more your style, try a zipline. Rotorua’s forests also have some of the best mountain biking trails you’re likely to roll down. Cyclists of all skill levels can bike “The Redwoods”, also known as Whakarewarewa Forest. The tall Californian Redwoods here mingle with native ferns and Eucalypts, and you can catch sight of Rotorua’s lakes and mountains as you roll along.

Rotorua’s geothermal activity is one of its biggest attractions. Test out the healing powers of geothermal mud (which Maori have historically used to ease joint and muscle pain) at Hells Gate, a wellness centre far more pleasant than its name suggests. For something a little more…well, explosive, make sure you visit Te Puia. This place is known as NZ’s living Maori cultural centre, and it’s the home of traditional arts and crafts and more than 500 other geothermal goodies, including Pohutu Geyser. This geyser’s eruptions can last anywhere from a few minutes to a number of days. Now THAT’S dedication.

Roughly a 90-minute drive from Rotorua you’ll find Tarawera Falls, a short but very sweet waterfall walk. Crystal clear water gushes down this 35-metre waterfall, surrounded by native bushland.
Shopping and dining

Rotorua has its share of shopping: fashion boutiques, book stores, mountain bike shops and art galleries. The dining scene includes everything from restaurants that serve up traditional Maori cuisine, to Mexican and Italian, to fine dining, cafes and pubs. Beneath a covered walkway, Eat Streat (yes, it’s spelt that way) is an excellent choice if you want variety in a hurry, with high-quality restaurants, cafes and a cool ice-cream parlour.

Getting here

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Guide to Exploring Rotorua

Top Rotorua Hotels

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Rydges Rotorua

Rydges Rotorua

272 Fenton St, Rotorua
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (1,017 reviews)

    Located in Fenton Street, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Racing Rotorua, Tamaki Maori Village, and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua ...

    Rydges RotoruaNZ$121

    Holiday Inn Rotorua

    Holiday Inn Rotorua

    10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.5 out of 5 (695 reviews)

      This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is steps from Whakarewarewa Hot Springs and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village. Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi ...

      Holiday Inn RotoruaNZ$132

      Millennium Hotel Rotorua

      Millennium Hotel Rotorua

      1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.4 out of 5 (1,003 reviews)

        This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located on a lake, just steps from Rotorua Arts Village and Tamaki Maori Village. Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi ...

        Millennium Hotel RotoruaNZ$173

        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

        Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

        9-11 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (502 reviews)

          This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located in a shopping district, just steps from Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance and Eat Street. Skyline Rotorua ...

          Novotel Rotorua LakesideNZ$221

          Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre

          Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre

          390 Fenton Street, Rotorua
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (183 reviews)

            This family-friendly hotel is in the center of Rotorua, within 6 mi (10 km) of Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Tamaki Maori Village, and ...

            Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference CentreNZ$164

            Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

            Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

            328-348 Fenton Street, Rotorua
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.9 out of 5 (476 reviews)

              Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Whakarewarewa Hot Springs, Tamaki Maori Village, and Polynesian Spa. Skyline ...

              Copthorne Hotel RotoruaNZ$130

              Sudima Lake Rotorua

              Sudima Lake Rotorua

              1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.0 out of 5 (402 reviews)

                Located in the heart of Rotorua, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Polynesian Spa, Tamaki Maori Village, and Skyline Rotorua. Lake Rotorua and Rotorua Arts ...

                Sudima Lake RotoruaNZ$148

                Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

                Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

                77 Robinson Avenue, Holden's Bay, Rotorua
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (88 reviews)

                  Situated in Rotorua, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Te Amorangi Museum, Lake Rotoiti, and Tamaki Maori Village. Polynesian Spa and Whakarewarewa ...

                  Wai Ora Lakeside Spa ResortNZ$138

                  ibis Rotorua

                  ibis Rotorua

                  Lake End Rangiuru Street, Rotorua
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (329 reviews)

                    Situated in Rotorua, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Eat Street, Tamaki Maori Village, and Polynesian Spa. Skyline Rotorua and Lake Rotorua are also within ...

                    ibis RotoruaNZ$109

                    Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge

                    Utuhina Hot Springs Lodge

                    99 Lake Road, Rotorua
                      2.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      3.2 out of 5 (322 reviews)

                      Situated in Rotorua, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House, Skyline Rotorua, and Tamaki Maori Village. Lake Rotorua and ...

                      Utuhina Hot Springs LodgeNZ$43

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