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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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    0.8 KM Rotorua
View this striking light installation inspired by pouwhenua (land symbols of support) which is located on the Village Green (opposite Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour). From 5pm each day Pou Rama (Light Posts) will be lit from within, inviting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soundshell and Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.8 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Our Connect event provides an opportunity to meet new faces, be inspired by other people's success and expand your networks. Join us for our TechWeek2019 event! Everyone has heard about a tech business success. Out of the top 10 global brands ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Third Place Cafe, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    4.7 KM Rotorua
Twelve week creativity course based around the Artists Way Book by Julia Cameron. Come to my studio for two hours and immerse yourself in writing, doodling and creating. It will help you break free and give you much needed inner peace and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Janet Keen Painting and Mosaics School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Starring Pop-Up Globe's Katie Boyle (Hamlet, 2016) Directed by award-winning character comic, Alexander Sparrow (DJ Trump) Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight, is coming to town. Short of money to pay his men, Falstaff attempts to woo Mistress Page ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shambles Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Come along & join Ardijah & Special Guests at Lava Bar, Rotorua! Ardijah have been working on a couple of new numbers so come along & enjoy some of their old & new songs! Support NZ Music Month.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lava Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Throughout May the Rotorua will be celebrating NZ Music Month with local musicians playing a range of Maori and New Zealand songs. Come along to Te Manawa every Saturday in May and hear many of your all time kiwi favourite tunes and join us in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Seminar Two – Lorraine Barry, Ara Adams-Tamatea, Joel Shadbolt, Bill Urale & Sam Verlinden. The second in our series of professional development seminars provides knowledge from experts in all aspects of the New Zealand music scene. Gain ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
0.2 KM Rotorua
Every Sunday in May the Rotorua Farmers Market will be celebrating NZ Music Month! Featuring local musicians playing a range of Maori and New Zealand songs. Come along and hear many of your all time kiwi favourites and join us in celebrating NZ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Zirka Circus, New Zealand's premium circus, is proud to bring you its 5th tour "La Unica" and it's more spectacular than ever. Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and this all new show takes it to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Reserve, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean led by singer/songwriter Moana - Art Laureate, inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame and 2019 Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland). This show celebrates our relationship ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Come along and support the youth of Rotorua at the OneChance Youth Awards. An exciting free event with free food, free entertainment and Tony Christiansen as the guest speaker for the night. For nominations and more information about the event, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.1 KM Rotorua
A collaboration of Rotorua District Choir and the Oriana Singers of Tauranga, this concert commemorates 250 years since Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand. Featuring a range of pieces including the world premiere of David Hamilton's Our Cities ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Western Heights High School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Water, ocean, moana, music – ‘My Name is Moana’ is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. Most recently, she has been ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
An Interactive Workshop facilitated by Sales Training Expert & Business Mentor PHIL BALDEY OVERVIEW: Salespeople are vital to any business. Even the largest and most sophisticated companies would cease to operate without them. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Every Thursday in May the Rotorua Night Market will be celebrating NZ Music Month! Featuring local musicians playing a range of Maori and New Zealand songs. Come along and hear many of your all time kiwi favourites and join us in celebrating ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Night Market, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mountain Jade, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
In homage to the German monks of old and their winter beer traditions, Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Fest is back with a bang this Queen's Birthday weekend. We have four days of beer, bonfires, hamburgers (get it? from Hamburg!) and pumping live ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Hamilton Blues Society bands supporting the BOP Blues Club organised Rotorua Blues Festival Held over Queen's Birthday weekend this festival boasts some heavy-weights in the NZ Blues arena This year the HBS Stage is at Barcode on Arawa Street - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Barcode, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    2.7 KM Rotorua
Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Are you a sci-fi or fantasy writer? Do you teach English students? Or are you a fan who loves all things sci-fi and fantasy? Come to GeyserCon, New Zealand’s 40th National Science Fiction and Fantasy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Holiday Inn, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.7 KM from Rotorua
    15.8 KM Rotorua
In this talk we cover: - Anxiety and what it really is - How to become a detective and find the need for your child - What happens to your child's brain when anxiety shows up - What part parental anxiety has to play - How anxiety shows up for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kaharoa Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.8 KM from Rotorua
    3.5 KM Rotorua
If you are passionate about all things Whisky, then please join us for a beautifully crafted 4 course degustation paired to the finest collection of whiskies. Join recently crowned, New Master of the Keepers of the Quaich, Michael Fraser Milne ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Peppers on the Point, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in 2019. 20,000+ children will see it in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    3.3 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: Western Heights Primary School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.3 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Helping professionals, carers, and educational professionals often struggle with children whose behaviour is confrontational, defiant, challenging or violent. Often such behaviour is attributed to the influence of traumatic experiences from the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua
    4.5 KM Rotorua
Winter can be grim and boring... but not any more! Back again for a 2nd year – Come celebrate Matariki at OGLOW – this is your chance to experience the thrill of rolling downhill in our OGO’s but in the dark! Beat the doom and gloom with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: OGO Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.5 KM from Rotorua
    5.8 KM Rotorua
O Rock - Rotorua is a 5km and 10km obstacle course event that combines flat off-road terrain and obstacles to allow those with a sense of adventure to define themselves, then bask in the glory at the finish. O Rock features obstacles constructed ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hannahs Bay Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Brass Band Room, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
'The Legacy Tour' with Kelvin Cruickshank and TJ Higgs in honour of our mentor the late Colin Fry... What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage! NZs leading medium Kelvin Cruickshank is joining forces with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Novotel Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 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! Up to $500 cash in prize money. Poker players u know u want to... so don't ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Join us for a flavour-fuelled adventure with five courses perfectly paired with Esk Valley wines, and insider anecdotes from the experts spiked between courses, this is a night not to be missed! Limited tickets, round up your bestie mates or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Terrace Kitchen, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Because it’s cold outside and summer seems so far away… it’s time to party! Festive Buffet Dinner. Cash bar. Live band. Add accommodation: Dine & dance, twin share room and full breakfast for $269 for two people. Bookings are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Held over three days, the Rotorua Home & Lifestyle Show brings together the very best in products and services for the home and lifestyle products. With over 150 companies involved take your time to explore all the various sites on display ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
0.7 KM Rotorua
Another twisted tail at the Blue Baths. Muddy Moa Charitable Trust presentS Felix the Fearless Dog by Darlene Mohekey - only at the Blue Baths, Rotorua! Join us on Fly-Valley Farm for another amazing adventure! This time it’s Felix the farm ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 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
    3.9 KM Rotorua
If you are in Roto-Vegas, Rotorua on Sunday's - 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 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
    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
    0.2 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
    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
    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
    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
    0.6 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

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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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