, is located in the central North Island. The 10th-largest city in New Zealand, with over 50,000 inhabitants, Rotorua is definitely one of New Zealand's premiere tourist destinations,. Rotorua is world-renowned for its natural attractions. Experience soothing mud pools, shooting geysers and relax in the thermal pools located around the city. There are peaceful bush walks, and your regular thrill-seeking attractions, and to top it all off, excellent and affordable accommodation up to five-star luxury.
The name says it all. See a traditional Maori village that was buried in the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption. Located one mile from Lake Tarawera, 15 minutes from Rotorua, the Buried Village offers grim evidence of the eruption, which claimed 153 lives. Walk through the now beautiful grounds and see excavations of the blacksmiths shop, flour mill, barmans house and Rotomahana Hotel. Follow the Te Wairoa stream down through native bush and a cave, beneath spectacular waterfalls.
Cruise beautiful Lake Rotorua on a traditionally stlyed Paddle Wheel vessel. The Lakeland Queen lets you relax on a daily scenic cruise, by day or by night. See historic Mokoia Island, or the lake-front houses. There is an onboard restaurant providing a satisfying meal to accompany the magnificent cruise.
Polynesian Spa is an historical hot mineral water bathing spa on the edge of Lake Rotorua. It offers 35 hot mineral pools including 8 adult only pools, a hydroslide, a luxury spa and private pools. Aix massage, souvenir shopping and a bar and cafe complete this fascinating complex.
The Skyline Skyride complex is arguably Rotorua's favourite attraction. Take a ride 900m long in a comfortable gondola car, to the complex 487m above sea level. There you can relax in the restaurant, or take part in numerous activities, including souvenir shop, mini golf, bobsled rides, luge rides, a scenic walking track and even a shooting gallery.
Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua and just a brief walk from the central business and shopping districts, the Millennium Rotorua is an ideal base for exploring the wide variety of leisure pursuits in the Rotorua region.
Just a brief stroll from Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities.
At Rydges Rotorua you'll enjoy the comfort and charm of Rotorua's most spacious accommodation, located on the edge of Rotorua's Arawa Racecourse in a park-like setting, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The hotel is within walking distance of the new Rotorua central retail and leisure development and the Rotorua Convention Centre.