Accommodation in Rotorua

Rotorua is set in the middle of the world’s most lively geothermal areas. World famous for its bubbling hot pools, hot springs, spouting geysers and spa rejuvenation. It is also a town rich in Maori culture, arts and crafts. Visitors can experience the warm Maori spirit through numerous different cultural experiences. There are also a number of adventure activities to do such as Zorbing, luging down the mountain, Sky Swing and white water rafting.

Rotovegas as fondly nick named by Kiwis as there is a strip of hotels and motels.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

Regent of Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua

“If you are looking for something a bit different for your stay in Rotorua this is the spot for you. A new designer boutique hotel offering stylish luxury accommodation. It is run by a very nice couple who ensure their guests are well looked after.”

Princess Gate Hotel

Princess Gates Boutique Hotel

“Lovely remastered 1896 boutique hotel located in the centre of town. Each of the 50 beautifully appointed rooms is decorated with a blend of classic elegance with all the modern luxuries you would expect from a great hotel.”

Solitaire Lodge Rotorua

Solitaire Lodge, Rotorua

“If you are looking for a top class luxury lodge, you can’t go wrong here. This Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Luxury Lodges of New Zealand property has stunning views of Lake Tarawera and a wide range of amenities from motorized dinghies to its own private beach. “

Sudina Lake Rotorua

Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel

“This hotel is great value for money. Comfortable accommodation located in a convenience location on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua – next to the world famous Polynesian Spa, Rotorua Museum and the Government Gardens. It is a short stroll to the city centre.”

More information about Rotorua

Agrodome, Rotorua1. Agrodome Leisure Park
Driving through New Zealand you will see many sheep along the road, however if you want to learn more about farm life in New Zealand then a visit to the Agrodome is a must. Here you can watch sheep shearing, dog hearding sheeps and even bottle feed a baby lamb. You can also do kiwi fruit and wine tasting. The Agrodome Leisure Park is located on Highway 1, about 7 miles north of Rotorua. Find Out More >

Rotorua, Museum2. Rotorua Museum 
The museum is housed in the first spa house of Rotorua, this elegant building and beautifully landscaped grounds alone is worth a visit to this museum. Discover the great stories of Rotorua history, art and culture through innovative exhibitions and cinema experiences. Find Out More >

Maori cultural show, rotorua3.Tamaki Maori Village & Show
Tamaki Maori Village is a recreated traditional Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. Experience traditional songs (waita) and dances (using Poi) and the famous powerful Haka (war dance). Visitors can also experience a traditional Hangi, a feast cooked underground. Tamaki Maori Village is about 15 minutes’ drive south of Rotorua. Find Out More >

Mud pools, Rotorua4. Waimangu Volcanic Valley
The Waimangu Volcanic Valley was formed after the eruption of the volcano Tarawera in 1886. Nowadays, visitors can take a nice walk of about 1.5 hours through the park. The park is set in lush native bush and includes the steaming Lake Rotomahana. Enjoy a boat cruise on the lake and experience impressive sights such as geysers, craters, and unspoilt natural wilderness. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley is located on Highway 5, 26 kilometers southeast of Rotorua. Find Out More >

geiser, rotorua5. Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a wonderful area with colorful craters, hot springs and lakes that can be viewed from well-defined tracks. Highlights include the Champagne Pool which sparkles like champagne in a glass as well as the bubbling mud, steaming ground and huge volcanic craters. Another highlight is the “Lady Knox Geyser” that erupts daily at 10:15 sprouts water in the air 20 meters high. The Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is located 30 kilometers south of Rotorua. Find Out More >

hungi6. Whakarewarewa – Living Maori Village
Whakarewarewa is a living village where residents still bathe, cook and wash using the geothermal waters, just like their ancestors. The village also has hot springs, boiling mud pools, steaming rocks and impressive. Visitors can also do an overnight stay in their traditional Marae. Find Out More >

Zorb rotorua7. Zorbing
Rolling downhill in a large inflatable ball. A really unique experience invented in New Zealand. You have a choice of wet or dry ride and various tracks. Find Out More >

Luge Skyline Rotorua8. Skyline Rotorua – Gondola, Luge & Restaurant
Enjoy extensive views of Rotorua and the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas as you take the gondola to the top of Mt Ngongotaha. At the top enjoy the thrill of the Luge, great fun for the whole family. Find Out More >

Polynesian Spa Rotorua9. Health Spas
Many thermal resorts also offer relaxing massage and treatment therapy centers incorporating volcanic mud, mineral water and steam. Popular spas include Hells Gate and Polynesia Spa. Find Out More >

NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Insitute10. New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute
The New Zealand Arts and Crafts Institute – located at Te Puia is a center for keeping Maori Arts and Crafts alive. Here students from tribes across the country learn time honored traditions such as carving, weaving and waka building that are in danger of being lost forever. You can witness the trainees in action as part of Te Puia’s day tours. Find Out More >

The best way for getting around Rotorua is hiring your own car or campervan. However you can also get around with the local bus, taxi or hiring a bike.The town itself is compact so easy to get around on foot, also most major attractions offer free hotel or town pick ups.