Rotorua is on the shores of Lake Rotorua, located in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand’s North Island. Rotorua is famous for its geothermal activity, sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire. The mineral waters of Rotorua have been used for healing ailments of the body since as early as the 1800s. Lovers of mountain biking and hiking should head to the Whakarewarewa Forest, only 5 minutes from Rotorua. Here, trails weave through lush native. There is also the Skyline Gravity Park, the world's first all season gondola assisted bike lift park, accessing world-class downhill mountain biking and home of the internationally renowned mountain bike festival, Crankworx Rotorua.

Accommodation Rotorua

There are a range of places to stay in Rotorua including luxury lodges, hotels, apartments, charming motels, and b&b’s. Many are only a short walk from the city centre.


The city offers a range of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind. Rotorua is famous for its geothermal activity, sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire. With bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. As well as having a rich Maori culture, there are epic mountain biking trails and wildlife experiences to be had as well.

Eat & Drink

You might be surprised to find a growing foodie scene in Rotorua, from sophisticated fine dining to cheap and cheerful faves. The bustling hub of the newly renovated ‘Eat Streat’ boasts a huge variety of bars and restaurants that will impress! It is one of the city’s most vibrant hot spots. For those after something a little fancier, The Regent Room is the place to go for contemporary a NZ meal. Urban Bistro is another favourite, using the freshest ingredients, sourced from all over NZ. An impressive café by day and restaurant by night. From Indian, to Mexican, to Italian cuisine -Rotorua will satisfy all your culinary desires.

Getting There & Around

Daily domestic flights to Rotorua from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown via Christchurch.

How Far

Rotorau Airport 9km

15min Drive

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Hotels in Rotorua

Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

Distinction Rotorua is located minutes from the city centre and is located adjacent to the Whakarrewarewa Forest offering world class mountain biking trails. Onsite free Wi-Fi, parking, heated outdoor swimming pool and spa, 4 restaurants, bar and individual bike locker storage.

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