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    Geothermal capital

    Rotorua is located in the central North Island approx 3.5 hours south of Auckland.

    Rotorua is New Zealand's thermal capital boasting superb examples of bubbling mud pools, geysers and steaming fumaroles just minutes from the city. Rotorua's rich Māori culture and heritage provides an added dimension and experience to your holiday. Here you will discover tourist activites and explore physical pursuits that will leave you both inspired and thrilled.

    Sometimes called 'natures spa of the South Pacific', Rotorua is a world-renowned spa destination. The Polynesian Spa, voted one of the world's top 10, offers a variety of mineral pools and spa treatments all set in beautifully landscaped grounds.

    There is so much to see and do in Rotorua that you will need a minimum of three nights to truly appreciate this unique and diverse city.

    Destination Rotorua

    Getting around

    As the city is mainly flat and the streets are laid out in a grid pattern, it is easy to get around either by foot, local bus or car. Local buses travel past most tourist attractions and leave from the i-SITE tourist office on Fenton Street.
    If you have a car you can explore the many lakes and thermal areas at your own pace.

    Our homestay is situated within easy walking distance of the city centre,
    Kuirau Park, the lakefront, markets, thermal pools and restaurants.


    See and Do Rotorua

    On ya bike!

    Rotorua is well known as being a magnet for Mountain Bikers and cyclists due to the labyrinth of bike trails throughout the Redwood Forest, the paved cycleway that goes from Rotorua City all the way to Wai-O-Tapu and the many cycling and mountain bike events held here throughout the year.

    There are trails to suit all skill levels from the casual rider to the extreme daredevil! There are numerous cycle shops and mountain bike businesses where you can hire bikes or you can bring your own.

    We are located 5 minutes by car to the Redwood Forest or you can cycle there. If you are bringing your own bikes you can lock them securely here at our B&B and we have a hose where you can wash your bikes down. Relax and enjoy our hot spa at the end of your day cycling.

    Here are a couple of websites of interest: