Sprawled on the eastern slopes of Lake Taupo, the township is considered a holiday town and as such, one would expect to find the standard souvenir shops and chain stores... but don't be fooled!
Rotorua is situated in the central North Island of New Zealand, making it easily accessible from most parts of New Zealand and the world! As a popular tourist destination, Rotorua is part of The Great New Zealand Touring Route on the Thermal Explorer Highway and the Pacific Coast Highway.
The popularity of Rotorua as a premium New Zealand holiday destination has seen a staggering increase in the number of beds on offer! Within a stones throw from the lake you can find great accommodation, infact, in Rotorua you can find any type of accommodation to suit your budget and holiday plans!
Rotorua is world-renowned for its local Maori culture, geothermal wonderland, numerous lakes and stunning natural scenery. Rotorua is steeped in history, tradition and culture. The name Rotorua comes from Maori, the full name is Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe.
Rotorua is a tourist destination that truly does capture the best of New Zealand all in one exciting region! Whatever your idea is for a perfect holiday, be it relaxing in hot pools and unwinding, exploring the great outdoors, delving into our unique Maori culture or extreme action.
While most visitors come to Rotorua to experience the amazing Maori culture, unique scenery and world-class attractions, if you enjoy strolling the city streets and window-shopping, or perusing local stalls and markets, then you will be pretty satisfied with what Rotorua has to offer.
If you’re looking for a destination central to many interesting locations but with a slightly rural atmosphere, Hamilton could be the place for you. Situated in the North Island, a two hour drive south of Auckland, Hamilton caters to the whole Waikato region.
The East Cape offers a slow, peaceful existence to those who reside there, and an equally relaxed, enchanting place for its visitors. With few harbours and a mountainous, wild bush interior, the Cape has been isolated for many years until the road network was completed.
If total isolation and total wilderness excites you, the Chatham Islands may just be the destination you have been searching for. Located east of the South Island, the ‘Chathams’, as they are affectionately known, is approximately a 1 hour flight from Wellington or Christchurch!
This laid-back sun-drenched eastern corner of the Bay of Plenty has golden sand beaches for those who want to laze and swim. It also has action aplenty for adrenalin-junkies and adventurers. This is a town that is small in numbers but big in attitude.