Welcome to Rotorua

Kia Ora & welcome to Rotorua, New Zealand - more adventure and backpackers activities than any other destination in New Zealand. We are sure as a backpacker or budget traveller you’ll have fun and excitement in our geothermal and adventure wonderland!

If you lust after the exciting, the daring, the challenging or the life changing with a backpackers mind on the purse strings then Rotorua is place for you. We make it easy for backpackers to experience as many different thrills and thought provoking moments by ensuring that nothing is really more than ten minutes drive away, so you get more time with your feet on the ground, experiencing the Rotorua adventure, rather than sitting and staring out a window.

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Launch yourself in to luging down a dormant volcano or rafting the Southern Hemispheres highest commercially rafted waterfall. Try mountain bike down some of New Zealand’s most challenging tracks and or take a an off road 4WD safari and meet people who are all backpacker friendly. All of this is minutes from a great coffee, burgers, a relaxing hot pool and the next big adventure!

At night experience impressive cultural displays, a traditional hangi (earth oven) feast, and be taken on a journey to meet our Maori ancestors through song and dance. Rotorua is known as New Zealand’s cultural capital and provides second to none Maori experiences with a history of tourism in the region spreading back over 200 years. Meet 5th generation Maori guides and hear them recount their amazing family histories, each a unique tale never to be retold by another.

Afterwards there are bars and clubs open to retell your day and meet new friends over a drink or two.

Located in the central North Island, Rotorua is a two hour 45 minute drive by road or a 45-minute flight from Auckland international airport making it close enough to be far away from the hustle and noise of the big cities.

Rotorua is more than a one night stand, it’s a one stop shop for adventure, culture, geothermal and good times! With beautiful vistas, great people and a list of activities longer than python to get your teeth into Rotorua is the place to be.

Unleash yourself and discover the moments that make for great memories here with us in Rotorua.

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