Rotorua is steeped in Maori history; here in Rotorua you will be able to interact with carvers, weavers, storytellers, witness traditional song and dance and explore historic villages. With its unique geothermal springs, mud pools and geysers; Rotorua is truly a uniquely exceptional experience.
With 16 picturesque lakes, water-sports revolve around boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking and water skiing. View wild trout in their natural habitat, birdlife in native bush settings, take a Skyline Gondola ride up to Mt Ngongotaha, take a thrilling ride on the Skyline Luge or try a bumper boat ride.
Rotorua City and its adventurous attractions continue to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand, from the famous farm Agrodome, set in the heart of 350 acres of lush farmland, to an action packed jet boat ride on the stunning Lake Rotorua with Kawarau Jet, a mix of speed, spins and adrenalin scenic views up to 400 feet high over Rotorua and beyond.
Being the center of geothermal activity and known as ‘Nature’s Spa of the South Pacific’, Rotorua is the country’s oldest resort. Enjoy one of New Zealand’s oldest international spas, Polynesian Spa, a “must-do” attraction when visiting Rotorua.
Visit Agroventures, for the ultimate New Zealand adventure experience, including NZ’s best value Bungy Jump, the Swoop or enjoy amphibious sightseeing tours of Rotorua and its lakes with Rotorua Duck Tours.
Rotorua has an abundance of world-class restaurants catering for all temptations. The Skyline Restaurant Buffet and Grill based at the top of the Gondola offers the best views of Lake Rotorua and Mount Tarawera.
Family fun and adventure abounds in Rotorua.
Driving Distances and Travelling Times to Rotorua
Auckland to Rotorua: 235 km and 3:20 hr.
Coromandel to Rotorua: 234 km and 3:23 hr.
Gisborne to Rotorua: 280 km and 4:20 hr.
Hamilton to Rotorua: 109 km and 1:30 hr.
Napier to Rotorua: 218 km and 3:80 hr.
Palmerston North to Rotorua: 324 km and 4:40 hr.
Taupo to Rotorua: 80 km and 1:15 hr.
Tauranga to Rotorua: 86 km and 1:14 hr.
Waitomo to Rotorua: 166 km and 2:15 hr.
Wellington to Rotorua: 460 km and 6:30 hr.
The times and distances calculated above are approximate. Your journey time will depend on road conditions and rest stops.