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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.
Travel guides for Rotorua: Viator.com, rotoruanz.com
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What to do in Rotorua

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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, Rotorua12 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.
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!

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    2.7 KM Rotorua
Returning to Rotorua, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating outdoor adventurers getting out there and doing it! Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Harvest Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Don’t miss Matariki X, the Maori Economy event of the year! Join a stellar line-up of entrepreneurial speakers for a morning that’s set to inspire and empower our Maori innovators! Presenters include: Vaka Interactiv’s Jesse Armstrong, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
3 KM Rotorua
Fun team navigation adventure. 3 and 6 hour foot or mountain bike options. Rogaine format - collect as many controls as you can in the time allowed. Pizza after the event included in the entry fee. Visit the website for more info and to enter.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Introducing international award winning Brendon Chase as Elvis! New Zealand’s premier Elvis tribute artist entertaining as Elvis for 24 years. Enjoy an Elvis themed dinner with the show! View the menu here: https://bit.ly/2D7aRTd Book your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Come and discover Kuwaiti culture and cuisine! Kuwait is a small emirate nestled between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. It is situated in of one of the driest, least-hospitable deserts on Earth. Its shore, however, includes Kuwait Bay, a deep harbour on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
We Run The Forest is back and set to be another sell out in 2019. Join us in the stunning world famous Redwood forest in Rotorua for the coolest winter forest run or walk. There is no reason why winter should hold you back. Event options: 2019 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Rotorua as long been considered a mecca in the world of Mountain Biking but what about the gravel roads, well its time for the Gravel Grinders to rejoice with Rotorua’s very own 100% gravel road cycling event. Get out you gravel, Cyclo cross, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Whakarewarewa Forest, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Social Roots proudly brings to you the incredible talented Direct Descendants. Their Sweet Original Aotearoa Reggae is the result of 7 years of a lot of dedication influenced by awesome collaborations over the years with House of Shem, Jah Sito, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Social Club, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Back By Popular Demand Overview: Salespeople are vital to any business. Even the largest and most sophisticated companies would cease to operate without them. Learn the tricks of the trade and how to benefit from the power of sales psychology ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
0.3 KM Rotorua
Russian-New Zealand adoptee, author and founder of ‘I’m Adopted’ Alex Gilbert was adopted when he was two years old from an orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia. As part of Family History Month come and listen to Alex share his story about ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    3.1 KM Rotorua
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lynmore Primary School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
The event pairs twenty Rotorua identities with little or no dance experience into ten couples. They are professionally trained over 15 weeks to perform for one night only. Four celebrity judges score each couple to determine an overall winner. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    1.4 KM Rotorua
If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rydges Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.4 KM from Rotorua
0.3 KM Rotorua
Maori Maps Online was created to encourage rangatahi (young people) to connect with their marae. On this resource, you can find locations of marae throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and key information such as the maunga, awa and waka that the marae ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
0.7 KM Rotorua
Urzila Carlson announces Token African tour. Tickets on sale now! Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson announces her brand-new show, Token African, will tour New Zealand this year. The sharp-tongued stand-up will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    13.1 KM Rotorua
If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 13.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Who’s ready for karaoke???
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    7.5 KM Rotorua
Suicide Awareness, live music & MC Krissie Knap, motivational speakers, service providers, memorial display, sausage sizzle, fruit, bottled water, hot drinks (Please bring your whanau a picnic & blanket) Raffles, Koha gratefully accepted. Follow ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pikirangi Marae, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 7.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mountain Jade, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Don't Miss Out The One The Only Premiere Artist & Supporting Acts Renzy White & Solar Eclipse Don't Miss Out
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Due To The Massively & High Demands To See The One The Only Renee Geyer In New Zealand Right Here In Rotorua She Is Coming Back For one more show in Rotorua Tonight ( Sunday 1st Sept ) As we head to Christchurch for our final show of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Join us on our 2.5km walk to raise awareness of Suicide and Depression. We encourage participants to dress up and wear yellow - the colour of hope. Let's show our support for each other. We are stronger together! Like us on our Facebook ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
If you are in Rotorua on Sunday's 5pm -7pm - Do not miss this! Join us every Sunday for two hours of exciting big screen trivia bingo action. Come up with a strategy that sees a mix of conservatism fight optimism, as you vie to beat the other ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Get your headlamps ready! Join us in the famous Rotorua Redwood Forest for this unique trail run/walk under the stars. An off road night run/walk event based from the Redwoods Centre, Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Run or walk your way around a 5km, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Redwood i-SITE Visitor Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Children and adolescents with oppositional, defiance and/or anger issues can present a monumental challenge to helping professionals, educators and families. A huge percentage of professional time, energy and resources is spent responding to this ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
- If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Tuesday - Do not miss this! - Come and test your knowledge against the famous Believe It Or Not questions. With a pre-quiz game, the Main Quiz, and other on-the-spot prizes, and Bar Tab's, finished off with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
Going to be in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Wednesday Night? Don't be afraid. Wednesday night poker is back in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua Attention! Attention! New game, new game! (Host Venue) Mitchell Downs Tavern. Up to $5000 cash in prize money. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
- If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly Thursday evening Roto-Vegas 8 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    7.2 KM Rotorua
Welcome, come along and enjoy your day Sharing Good Vibes with our Clairvoyants / Readers and Healers. Children free. Practitioner charges apply. Please note there is No Eftpos , ATMs are a 4-minute walk away in Ngongotaha Village. Public and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ngongotaha Community Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 7.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Rotorua Museum is happy to announce the return of the bi-annual Art Awards for 2019 and are calling upon all Bay of Plenty artists to enter. In association with Friends of Rotorua Museum this prestigious competition is sponsored by Toi Ohomai ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    9.2 KM Rotorua
Corporate Dragon Boat Regatta A new event in Rotorua! Bringing the ancient sport of Dragon Boating to Rotorua business and organisations - It will be an exciting day of dragon boat racing and being new to Rotorua will make it something ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The One The Only Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer Grayson Hugh is an internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter, who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. After moving to New York in 1986 in search of a record deal, he was "discovered" in an elevator ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Join volunteers from the Rotorua branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists to chat with you and (if required) direct you with your family history research queries. This informal session is held in the Heritage and Research Area on the Second ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
The Friends of the Rotorua Library run a book sale at Kuirau Park on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Funds raised go towards projects supported by the Friends of the Library. Anyone can join the Friends of the Library and they are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Ever fancied a holiday to England? Well get your best British accent ready ‘cos we’re off to London to visit The Queen! Join our UK Holiday, be swept away to the land of Yorkshire Pud and mushy peas, and see for yourself if Britain’s really got ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Join this group if you'd like to knit or make warm items for people living in cold spaces. The group shares wool, needles and know-how and also accepts donations of wool and finished hand-made items and meets on the Ground Floor near the Coffee Cart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Kapu Ti Korero - Korero over the Teacups is an informal lunch time gathering for anyone who wants to have a go at speaking in and practicing te reo Maori no matter what stage of the learning journey they are on. Join like minded people and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
A Justice of the Peace will be available in Meeting Room 3 (Second Floor) at the library to assist you with witnessing your signature, taking statutory declarations and affidavits, certifying copies of originals and 18+ cards. No appointment is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
9.2 KM Rotorua
At XTERRA we want everyone to "live more". Our focus is to inspire people to get out and be active in New Zealand’s great outdoors. Since its inception 15 years ago, the XTERRA Rotorua Festival has grown to become one of the best XTERRA events ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 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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