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Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua (and surrounding region) is one of the most popular tourist towns in the North Island, well known for its geothermal activity, its lakes and numerous attractions and adrenaline pumping adventure activities. The sulphur smell will surprise you! Rotorua is also the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture, and visitors can enjoy a performance of song and dance, followed by food cooked in a traditional hangi (cooked in an earthen oven). The region is one of the country's prime trout fishing spots. Rotorua has something for everyone, from family groups, to the independent traveler, from budget travelers to those seeking luxury accommodation.
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What to do in Rotorua

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Try the OGO Ball Unique experience.    4.4 KM Rotorua
Once harnessed inside the OGO ball, you will roll downhill in this enormous plastic ball. You can also choose the wash cycle option. Do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve - Wai Ora Spa    12.6 KM Rotorua
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve is the MOST active thermal reserve in Rotorua with boiling mud pools, steaming sulphur fumaroles, erupting hot waters, mud volcano, New Zealand's largest hot water fall, steam vent geyser and much more. Wai Ora Spa is New Zealand's only mud bath spa complex where you can experience a genuine geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Traditional massages
Wet 'n' Wild Rafting - whitewater adventures    1.7 KM Rotorua
Wild whitewater rafting adventures to mild scenic float trips for all age groups and confidence levels! Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi day wilderness river journeys on Motu and Mohaka Rivers. Wet'n'Wild delivers a positively enhanced rafting experience through customer safety, quality equipment and highly qualified and experienced Guides.
HELiPRO Helicopter Adventures    3 KM Rotorua
HELiPRO excursions feature the very best of New Zealand's fabulous scenery. Active Volcanoes, Lakes and magnificent coastlines feature in a number of our excursions. Join us for the experience of a lifetime travelling to destinations which include White Island active Volcano and, exclusive to HELiPRO, Mount Tarawera Volcano and Mokoia Island Wildlife sanctuary.
Rotorua Combos    0.4 KM Rotorua
We have combined Rotorua's leading adventure activities, adrenalin filled whitewater rafting & sledging, tandem skydiving, swooping, zorbing, monster 4x4, luging also including award winning Tamaki Maori culture hangi & concert, & Hells Gate Mud bath & spa. Check us out!
Agrodome    7.6 KM Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome is simply a 'must do', offering visitors a fun, interactive, hands-on experience showcasing New Zealand farming at its best. One of the highlights is the world famous and multi-award winning Sheep Show, presenting an exciting insight into New Zealand agriculture. Experience the Organic Farm Tour -Tour our NZ working farm offering a hand on experience
Pure Cruise - Sailing Yacht, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua    12 KM Rotorua
You won't be surprised to discover that a 'pure' aspect underpins what we do. Have an amazing experience with us off the beaten track on board Tiua our 53ft sailing, explore the secluded bays & stunning scenery, swim, fish, and relax. This place is a paradise and Pure Cruise has devised countless ways to enjoy it. Come on board and share our passion for sailing & this stunning
Buried Village of Te Wairoa    13 KM Rotorua
Step back in time and explore the village excavated from the mud of Mt Tarawera, hear the stories of the fateful night, and experience the force of nature at Wairere falls. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a place of exceptional beauty that has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute    3 KM Rotorua
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village    2.8 KM Rotorua
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance.
Combination attraction and sightseeing tours    0.2 KM Rotorua
Various organized half day and full day bus tours in Rotorua combining attractions from the region depending on interests. With hotel pickup services these convenient Rotorua tours include combinations of the Tamaki Maori village evening with hangi dinner, Te Puia Maori arts and crafts, Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome sheep show and extreme sport adventures at Agroventures Adventure Park. Additional tours include the Skyline gondola and lake boat lunch cruise.

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    0.3 KM Rotorua
A must-see exhibition of paintings, bronze sculpture and ceramic bowls, featuring work by local and national artists; Graham Crow, Angela McKenzie, Danny Moorwood, Don Overbay, Greg Watts and Rachael Garland.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Helium Gallery, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
An afternoon of live music from the baby grand with talented pianist Selwyn Wright. Playing Wednesday to Sunday 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Enjoy the views across the gardens, sun on our roof deck and tunes from the piano. The Social Room proudly ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
The eggs are bigger and have moved outside so that The Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt can run again this year! Large Easter eggs will be hidden throughout Government Gardens from Friday 14 April until Sunday 30 April 2017. Can you find them ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Get the kids exploring, discovering and playing these school holidays with Sport Bay of Plenty's Virtually on Track goose chase. This fun activity is an app based amazing race where teams of 1-10 people complete physical and mental ‘missions’, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Redwoods, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    7.4 KM Rotorua
Double the fun, twice the value! These school holidays in Rotorua, Agrodome and Rainbow Springs are teaming up to offer you an awesome FAMILY deal which is just too good to miss. For only $90 your family can get a Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Agrodome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 7.4 KM from Rotorua
    4 KM Rotorua
Double the fun, twice the value! These school holidays in Rotorua, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome are teaming up to offer you an awesome FAMILY deal which is just too good to miss. For only $90 your family can get a Day Pass to Rainbow Springs and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
The International Comedy All-Stars are coming to town. A fresh initiative from New Zealand’s leading producer of live comedy, comedy.co.nz productions ltd, will see four of the stars from the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival hitting the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
This is an opportunity to network with others who love the Blues, both Musicians and Enthusiasts. We encourage Musicians of all levels and ages to come along and Jam - Solo Artists may want to group with others to form Bands, or just join in. All ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakeside Cafe, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Enrol your children onto this new and exciting workshop - Fused glass houses. On this workshop, they will learn some basics of glass fusing and put together a colourful, whimsical, fused glass house. This class is suitable for children 5 and over. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
3.1 KM Rotorua
These two-hour workshops are based on material from the company’s short film Flipped. It will provide tasks to enable dancers and teachers to explore and develop their capabilities to perform and/or teach inclusive work in their community, through ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Western Heights High School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Rotorua
1.2 KM Rotorua
Great selection of fiction and non-fiction books. All proceeds go back into the community.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.2 KM from Rotorua
    1.1 KM Rotorua
Swing along to this great music as our Andrew Sisters ensemble, Glenn Miller brass ensemble and MC Karl present our tribute to Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Baptist Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Powering Businesses, Creating Jobs & Showcasing Virtual Reality. We have an awesome panel of speakers lined up to share how they support and upskill New Zealand businesses while helping students and graduates into the technology ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Third Place Cafe, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
If asked to describe the kind of music I do and play, I describe myself as a “hummer and a strummer”. I love singing and I’m into interesting voices and songs sung with passion and intensity. So, the songs I like to sing have to stand up ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Let's go crazy with cardboard... make costumes, giant constructions, hats, masks, animals, flying beasts... anything that will fit into our parade themes. Join us by contacting [email protected]
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Imaginarium Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
1.2 KM Rotorua
A great day of fabulous Thoroughbred Horse Racing at its best in Rotorua, with Two Group 3 Races, there will be fun for all ages, with Kids Entertainment and prizes and giveaways throughout the day, We are also running Fashion Police, so there will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.2 KM from Rotorua
    2.7 KM Rotorua
Fourth race of a 4 race series. Cruise up - Race Down. Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking. Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Holiday Inn, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Shout mum this Mother's Day, she deserves it! Join us in the recently refurbished Social Room for morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea. Three sittings available - 10am, 12noon and 2:30pm Enjoy the views across the gardens or sun on our roof deck. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Rotorua’s Energy Event Centre plays host to one of the games in the ANZ Netball Championship, with the Magic going head to head with the Southern Steel. Known to attract a big crowd, this game will leave you on the edge of your seats.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Want to talk to employers, educators, and careers advisors about a great future for you? The Rotorua Careers Expo is your chance to find out about all the great career options available to you - and the education, training, and employment ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch... who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    4.1 KM Rotorua
The Women's Street Smart workshops are a friendly, educational environment, where instructors know that some of the participants may have already been a victim, they know not to spend too much time talking and utilise as much time as possible ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Owhata Primary School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Would you please welcome to the stage... Andy and Terry! Yes, that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    1 KM Rotorua
We are hosting a Karaoke Competition Every Thursday in May. Ages: 13 to 17 years old. We will have 4 heats and three finalists from each heat will be entered in the Finals. Final dates: Wednesday 31st May. Prizes: 1st – $100, 2nd – $70, 3rd ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Youth Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. Venice! Rome! Tuscany! It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied by international musicians perform all the John Denver songs with such ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Pickleball Rotorua meets every Monday evening in the Rotorua Badminton Hall from 7pm until 9pm. Everyone is welcome, just bring a pair of non-marking sneakers to wear. Paddles and balls are provided.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Badminton Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Rotorua will start its Matariki celebrations with a parade of lanterns that will lead its participants on a journey through the heart of the city. Growing in size as it moves from star to star, the parade will finish with music and entertainment, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.8 KM Rotorua
The International Rugby Club are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Haka in partnership with Rotorua Lakes Council and Rugby 2017 Festival. Can you believe the Frenchies hold the current record at just over 4,000 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soundshell and Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.8 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Lakes Performing Arts Company are proud to be bringing The Palace's Honour The Crown Tour to Rotorua. So come and support The Royal Family as they prepare to go on their quest to the USA. All the crews from The Palace will be performing - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: McDonalds, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    3.6 KM Rotorua
This is a 5km timed run, around our infamous geothermal landscape. For runners of all abilities, come with the kids or make a play for the course record. Its free, but you must register online before you come. Come along and enjoy the fun and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Puarenga Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.6 KM from Rotorua
3.6 KM Rotorua
A free weekly timed 5 km run. This is a 5km timed run, around our infamous geothermal landscape. For runners of all abilities, come with the kids or make a play for the course record. It's free, but you must register online before you come. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Puarenga Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. Funds raised go towards projects ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Home Show (Formerly the Rotorua Daily Post Home & Leisure Show) is the largest indoor show of its type in Rotorua/Central North Island! - Be part of the largest Home Show in the Central Plateau and one of Rotorua’s most popular ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tearooms. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterised by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rise Dance Co Rotorua Studio, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Contemporary dance is not so much a specific dance technique as it is a compilation of different techniques. Contemporary dance involves integrating the mind/body connection with dance movements. There is an emotional connection to this style of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rise Dance Co Rotorua Studio, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterised by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rise Dance Co Rotorua Studio, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
The hills are alive with The Sound of Music. One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Utuhina Badminton Club has club nights on Tuesdays. Throughout the summer season (Oct-Feb), 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Winter season starting from (Mar-Sep) 7pm - 9pm. Opens to all ages and levels of badminton players. Coaching and rackets available.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Badminton Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Focusing on wheeled mobility, seating and postural management, the Oceania Seating Symposium will be held at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua, the tourism capital of New Zealand. The inaugural event will be hosted by Seating To Go, in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Rock Mineral Gem Mineral and Fossil Club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month, usually at the St Johns venue listed above. For February 2017 we are meeting at 22 Maida Vale St, 7:30 to view videos and photos of our Secretary's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St John's Ambulance Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
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200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, the annual 200 Show contains works all priced at $200 or less and all 200mm by 200mm, in a variety of media by local and established artists. This Exhibition runs from Saturday 3rd December ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    1.2 KM Rotorua
Festival fans are set for an epic new mud and music experience, with the southern hemisphere’s first Mudtopia Festival, to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand from 1-3 December. The three-day festival, based on the Boryeong Mud Festival in South ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.2 KM from Rotorua

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Rotorua

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Top Camp Ground    0.8 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Cosy Cottage Thermal Rotorua    1.3 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Willow Haven Lake Side    6.4 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Blue Lake Top Ten    9.1 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Okareka Budget Basic Camp Site    10 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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