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Rotorua is a town set on Lake Rotorua, best known for its rich Maori culture and geothermal activity. Uncover the fascinating history of the indigenous Maori people at Te Puia by visiting the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Pair your cultural immersion with scenic explorations around geysers, mud pools, thermal streams, and the famous Pohutu Geyser with spurts reaching a height of 30 meters daily! Journey next to Lake Rotorua to enjoy fishing and boating trips amidst a scenic backdrop. Afterwards, treat yourself with revitalizing mud baths and spas at Hell's Gate. Finally, explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves where glowworms endemic to New Zealand can be found.

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About Rotorua

Rotorua is a town set on Lake Rotorua, best known for its rich Maori culture and geothermal activity. Uncover the fascinating history of the indigenous Maori people at Te Puia by visiting the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Pair your cultural immersion with scenic explorations around geysers, mud pools, thermal streams, and the famous Pohutu Geyser with spurts reaching a height of 30 meters daily!


Journey next to Lake Rotorua to enjoy fishing and boating trips amidst a scenic backdrop. Afterwards, treat yourself with revitalizing mud baths and spas at Hell's Gate. Finally, explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves where glowworms endemic to New Zealand can be found.

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Local weather

  • DEC - FEB
    23° 15°

  • MAR - MAY
    22° 11°

  • JUN - AUG
    15°

  • SEP - NOV
    19° 10°

General info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.39NZD

  • Best time to visit
    • MAR

      Rotorua Walking Festival

    • MAY

      National Alpaca Farm Days

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