Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s best-known tourist locations, revolving around the Maori People and culture, geothermal activity, natural hot springs, and spectacular volcanic landscapes.

Rotorua’s sunny days are ideal for all manner of outdoor activities, with fantastic walking or mountain biking trails, and excellent trout fishing.


Watch the Geothermal activity from the hot volcanic interior as the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland shows off the brilliant colours of the Champagne Pool and Artist’s Palette, and then a once a day eruption of Lady Knox Geyser. When Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886, it created the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. At Te Puiascalding, water is flung 30 metres into the air as Pohutu Geyser erupts almost continuously.


Hell’s Gate Thermal Park has all the geothermal activity with the only hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere, and a spa complex specialising in mud baths, and Maori Massage.

Hotels In Rotorua

Treetops Lodge
Located outside Rotorua, the Maori heartland and trout fishing capital of the world. Nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year old native forest, this award-winning lodge is a life-long dream realised by owner and passionate naturalist, John Sax. This uniquely New Zealand experience is a sanctuary and retreat of breath-taking terrain, offering the ultimate in world-class accommodation and adventure.
Solitaire Lodge
Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges, enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera, with lush natural bush and volcanic landscape backdrop. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. Minutes from this iconic North Island resort, you will discover a multitude of activities. The lodge is also the perfect place to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate, left in the able hands of your warm, friendly New Zealand hosts.
Moose Lodge
Escape to a world of elegance and luxury that has withstood the test of time where you can sink into the embrace of old-world charm and authentic personalised service. Discover the North Island’s oldest luxury lodge and estate and join us as guardians of the pioneering vision that has fostered over a century of history and tradition. Visit Moose Lodge for an unparalleled experience, where the old informs the new, and you can relax and be treated with all of the care and generosity afforded to royalty.

Journeys featuring Rotorua

Classic Gourmet NZ
From the paddock to the plate, on this classic gourmet Food and Culture tour of New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

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