Cultural tourism is at it’s finest in the City of Rotorua. A city and district alive with music, storytelling, performance, galleries, sculpture, street art, theatres, murals and more. There are beauty and energy on its streets and its people and communities encourage you to connect and engage, when creativity happens in a city it affects everyone. Rotorua offers a wide range of opportunities to be involved in art and culture. As you explore Rotorua, well known for its bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs and beautiful lakes, you discover there’s much more to this fascinating city. One thing that stands out is its unique public art collection, which acknowledges and celebrates New Zealand heritage, individuality, stories and aspirations.
Rotorua is the core for all things geothermal; it has an abundance of thermal delights in and around the city, all of which are unique. Rotorua is also New Zealand’s lake district, with sixteen lakes, fishermen and water enthusiasts can experience jet-skiing, recreational boating, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, picnics, BBQ’s and swimming. There are warm lakes, freezing lakes and hot lakes; all of which boast stunning settings of mountainous tranquillity.
Rotorua is also known as the adventurer's playground. You can raft the rapids with white water rafting, zip line in the treetop canopies, skydive, or experience the panoramic views from the top of the Skyline gondola and luge. Finally, if you have a need for speed you can 4wd, or mountain bike through some of the best tracks in the world, including the native redwood forest. Home to the Polynesian Spa, which won an award for being top 10 in the World Day Spa Resort, Rotorua is world renowned for its spa facilities. Soaking in thermal waters is a transformational experience, any stress and tension in the body just fade away as you enter the zone of zen.