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Rotorua at a Glance

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Haere Mai Welcome to Rotorua – New Zealand’s Thermal Capital. Famous for its spectacular thermal areas, vibrant Māori culture and forest-fringed trout-filled lakes, Rotorua lies at the heart of New Zealand’s most active geothermal field. You’ll find superb examples of bubbling mud pools, geysers and steaming fumaroles just minutes from the city, while the region’s lakes are ideal for trout fishing, boating and watersports. Rotorua’s rich Māori heritage adds a unique cultural dimension to your holiday. No other New Zealand city offers quite as much of a distinct New Zealand experience as Rotorua. Make sure you get the most from your stay by keeping your copy of Rotorua What’s On close at hand as you explore the city.

Rotorua at a Glance Rotorua is famous the world over for its vibrant Māori culture, forest-fringed lakes and spectacular thermal areas. Rotorua Rotorua sits at the centre of one of the Pacific’s most active thermal regions and is surrounded by some magnificent examples of boiling mud pools, spouting geysers, steaming fumaroles and massive, waterfilled craters. The city nestles beside the region’s largest such crater, Lake Rotorua.

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The Lakes District The surrounding district encompasses a chain of beautiful lakes renowned for their fishing including Lakes Rotoiti, Okataina, Rotoma and Tikitapu (Blue Lake). Lakeside or on-the-lake activities include trout fishing, boating, kayaking and hot springs to enjoy. Whakarewarewa Forest Park and the vast Kaingaroa Forest add to the scenic appeal of the Rotorua area, with wonderful walking and mountainbiking tracks to explore.

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Contents Rotorua at a Glance ............................................................................02 Events Calendar ...................................................................................08 Jasons Recommends Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hot ...................................................................................... 14 24 Hours in Rotorua ..................................................................... 18 Best of Rotorua for Groups ........................................................ 22 In the Spotlight ..................................................................................... 24 Activities ................................................................................................. 26 Vouchers ................................................................................................ 57 Dining .................................................................................................... 72 Shopping ...............................................................................................86 Health & Beauty ...................................................................................90 Accommodation .................................................................................. 93 Useful Information ..............................................................................99 Around Rotorua .................................................................................100 Rotorua Maps ..................................................................... 6 & 118-120

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Maori Language

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Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Māori culture, is the perfect destination to enrich your spirit by learning and understanding a little of the indigenous language. To learn some basic Māori language and Māori cultural concepts and terminology audio examples are available on the New Zealand History Online website: www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/maori-language-week/100-maori-words

Pronunciation A – Sounds like the ‘ar’ in ‘CAR’ E – Sounds like the ‘ea’ in ‘LEATHER’

I – Sounds like the ‘ee’ in ‘FEET’ O – Sounds like the word ‘AWE’ U – Sounds like ’oo’ in ‘MOON’

Korero Maori Kia ora Tena koe Tena korua Tena koutou Morena Kei te pehea koe? Ke te pai ahau Haere mai Haere ra Ka pai Haka Hangi Hongi Iwi Kai Karakia Kete Korero Koru Manuhiri Piupiu Pohiri/powhiri Poi Taiaha Tangata whenua Te Arawa Waiata Waka Whakairo Wharenui

Hello Greeting to one person (formal) Greeting to two people (formal) Greeting to three or more people (formal) Good morning How are you? (to one person) I am fine Welcome, come here Goodbye, farewell Okay Battle challenge Earth oven Pressing of noses Tribe, people Food Prayer, blessing Flax woven kit Chat, talk, speech Unfolding fern frond Visitors Flax skirt Welcome ceremony Flax ball on the end of a string Long wooden spear–like weapon People of the land Rotorua tribe Song, chant, lament Canoe Carving Meeting house


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Rotorua Region

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Rotorua’s surrounding district encompasses a chain of 16 beautiful lakes renowned for their fishing and recreation. Appropriately named as the Lakes District, the area includes Lakes Rotoiti, Okataina, Rotoma and Tikitapu (Blue Lake). The vast Whakarewarewa Forest Park and Kaingaroa Forest add to the area’s outdoor appeal with a host of walking and mountainbiking tracks, while the small village of Ngongotaha is just 8km from the city centre and offers great trout fishing in its local stream.

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Rotorua enjoys a pleasant climate; plenty of sunshine in summer with crisp, clear days in winter. Rotorua averages more than 2000 sunshine hours and just over 140cm of rain annually.

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Events Calendar

Events, Gigs, Festivals

March

Coming Soon: 29 May–3 Jun, Rotorua Blues Fes

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Sport/Outdoors

Copthorne Rotorua Off-Road Half Marathon This off-road Half Marathon (21.1km) through the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest uses a mix of scenic trails, single track and forestry roads. It is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. Other events include the Quarter Marathon (10.5km), 5km Fun Run/ Walk and Little Devils Kids Run. Waipa State Mill Road. www.eventpromotions.co.nz

Markets

9 Mar

Hot Lakes Craft Market

Supporting only New Zealand made arts, crafts, vintage items and food. With a working potters’ studio, the Arts Village shop, two exhibition spaces, and live music; it’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Free entry. 10am–2pm. The Arts Village, Hinemaru St. www.artsvillage.org.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibition Matatoki – Contemporary Maori Carving

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Sundays

Music at the Rotunda

Featuring the work of some of the very best Māori carvers in New Zealand.

Enjoy free performances from local musicians and groups, including jazz, blues, acoustic guitar, choral, brass, highland pipes and ukulele. Bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy some great local music in a wonderful setting. 1pm. Free entry.

Rotorua Museum.

Band Rotunda, Government Gardens, Rotorua.

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Art/Craft/Exhibitions

Until 16 March

Soundshell March Craft Markets

2, 16, 30 March Crafts, plants, books, woodware, jewellery, food and more. 9am–3pm. Soundshell and Village Green, Memorial Drive.

Down the Hall on a Saturday Night

Until 16 Mar

In the decades after World War II, community halls were the centre of rural life. This exhibition celebrates five halls in the volcanic ‘pumice lands’ to the south of Rotorua. Rotorua Museum. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz


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3 June, Queen’s Birthday (Public Holiday)

14 Mar

Theatre

Don Quixote

Don Quixote, a retired gentleman travels the roads of Spain searching for glory and grand adventure. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company brings this fl amboyant and festive ballet to Australia and New Zealand in 2014. Rotorua Civic Theatre. www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibition Te Ara: Māori Pathways of Leadership

Opens 29 March Featuring large scale photographs by Krzysztof Pfeiffer taken over a fiveyear period, Te Ara is a visual survey of leadership in the Māori world – past, present and future. Until 25 May.

Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Rotorua. www.rotoruamuseum. co.nz

Sport/Outdoors

Nzo Moonride

28 Mar

Choose from 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour event options for teams and individuals. The course includes a mix of grade 2–3 mountain bike tracks, and sections of forestry roads to allow for easy passing. Waipa State Mill Road, Rotorua. www.eventpromotions.co.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibitions

Now & Then

Open 15 Mar

This exhibition covers the past four decades of fine art photography in New Zealand. It is grouped into six themes and covers a range of imagery, techniques and styles, including 50 photographic works by 38 photographers. Until 11 May.

Anne Noble, Ruby’s Room No. 22, (2001/2010). Courtesy of the artist and McNamara Gallery

Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

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Events Calendar 18-21 April, Easter Weekend

5 Apr

Sport/Outdoors

Rotorua to Taupo 100k Flyer Cycle 100km from one tourist mecca to another at the Rotorua to Taupo 100k Flyer. Tackle the course as a solo rider or in a team of two or three. This event is open to anyone with a bike.

Copthorne Hotel, Fenton Street, Rotorua. www.eventpromotions.co.nz

Markets Rotorua Night Market

Thursdays Browse arts, crafts and local produce, sample different cuisine and enjoy local musicians. 5pm–9pm. Tutanekai Street.

Art/Craft/Exhibitions

Safety in Numbers

From 12 Apr

This John Roy ‘intervention’ presents the fun and quirky ceramic works of John Roy in unusual spaces throughout the Museum. Until 13 July. Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Rotorua. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz John Roy ‘Exiles’ group. Courtesy of artist

Events, Gigs, Festivals

April

Markets Soundshell April Craft Markets

6, 19-21, 26-27 Apr Crafts, plants, books, woodware, jewellery, food and more. 9am–3pm. Soundshell and Village Green, Memorial Drive.

Markets

Hot Lakes Craft Market

13 Apr

Supporting only New Zealand made arts, crafts, vintage items and food. With a working potters’ studio, the Arts Village shop, two exhibition spaces, and live music; it’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Free entry. 10am–2pm. The Arts Village, Hinemaru St. www.artsvillage.org.nz


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25 April, ANZAC Day Music

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Paul Potts Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Paul Potts’ eight-city concert tour arrives in Rotorua in April. Paul will be accompanied on this tour by an orchestra, and a special New Zealander. Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan – two of the Britain’s Got Talent judges – were responsible for his discovery in 2007. He has since found worldwide success with his albums, live shows, tours and charity work. Civic Theatre, Rotorua. www.ticketmaster.co.nz

N-Duro

25-26 April The N-Duro 24 is a true test of stamina, endurance and riding abilities. Ride in a team or solo for 24, 12 or six hours. This an event designed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers, with longer laps through real mountain bike trails and all only five minutes from downtown Rotorua.

From A Continuous Line 29 Apr Art/Craft/Exhibition

This exhibition presents more than 50 of Dennis K Turner’s paintings and drawings. It looks at his use of landscape, and Māori and Polynesian motifs. Until 15 June. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz Dennis K. Turner. The Fleece No.1, 1960. Rotorua Museum Collection

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www.nduro24.co.nz

Music

The ABBA Show

26 Apr

With over 3000 international performances in 23 countries, The ABBA Show is coming to Rotorua as part of a nationwide tour. Performed by internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely FABBAulous, from Australia. Rotorua Civic Theatre.

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May

5 May, 2nd School Term starts Sport/Outdoors

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3 May

50th Rotorua Marathon Become a part of history and run or walk your way around stunning Lake Rotorua at the 50th Anniversary Rotorua Marathon (42.1km) If the full distance is not for you, choose the Half Marathon (21.1km), Quarter marathon (10.5km) or Fun Run (5.5km). There will also be a kids event (2.5km) on the Friday afternoon. Come on and take on the lake! Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. www.rotoruamarathon.co.nz

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Soundshell April Craft Markets

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11, 25 & 31 Apr Rotoruaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest markets are held right on the fabulous lakefront. Crafts, plants, books, woodware, jewellery, food and more. 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3pm.

7 May

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa celebrates her 70th Birthday with an international recital tour with her accompanist of many years, Terence Dennis. She has become one of the most famous and honoured sopranos of all time, including honours from the Queen, and as New Zealander of the Year. Rotorua Civic Theatre.

Soundshell and Village Green, Memorial Drive.

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11 May The Age of Aquarius: A 1970s Revolution in Fashion This exhibition, toured by the New Zealand Fashion Museum, captures the individuality of the 1970s. Age of Aquarius. Photograph by Nathan Branch

www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz


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: 21 June, Shortest day (Winter Solstice) Matariki Comedy

Heath Franklin’s Chopper

13 May

Chopper is back, kicking off a huge 14-city national tour in 2014. His show, Repeat Offender, is heading to Rotorua in May.

Rotorua Civic Theatre.

Markets

Hot Lakes Craft Market

11 May

Supporting only New Zealand made arts, crafts, vintage items and food. With a working potters’ studio, the Arts Village shop, two exhibition spaces, and live music; it’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Free entry. 10am–2pm. The Arts Village, Hinemaru St. www.artsvillage.org.nz

Sport/Outdoors

Big O Trail Run

24 May

Take part in a 35, 25 or 10km trail run/walk around Lake Okataina, with views of Lake Rotorua, Rotorua City and the East Coast. Enjoy a scenic boat ride across Lake Okataina, run through private farmland and bush tracks, past and through 3,500 year old craters. Lakes Ranch and Lake Okataina, Rotorua. Ph: 021 508 980. www.lacticturkey.co.nz/BigOTrailRun.htm

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What’s Hot

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OGO Rotorua Hurtle down hills in a big inflatable ball set on a stunning 17 acre property overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Choose from side by side straight tracks from 250m up the hill. Ride solo or have up to three friends inside with you. The Sidewinder Track is another option. Roll down 350m with six massive corners that will send you in different directions. Choose whether you want to get wet and have 40 litres of water thrown in with you! (cool in summer, warm in winter). See ad page 46 525 Ngongotaha Road, Fairy Springs. Phone: 0800 646 768. ww.ogo.co.nz

Rail Cruising Combine the excitement and romance of rail travel with state of the art petrolelectric hybrid self-drive rail cars and you have RailCruising. Each RailCruiser seats up to four people, and provides completely un-obscured 360°views. Listen to the audio commentary, sit back and relax – you’re in safe, knowledgeable hands. A truly unique, safe way to see New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. See ad page 39 Mamaku Railway Station, 11 Kaponga St, Mamaku, Rotorua. Phone: 0800 724 574 Email: info@railcruising.com www.railcruising.com

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Experience spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful geothermal attraction. Wai-O-Tapu is a world of its own – nestled in a natural bush setting it’s been sculptured over thousands of years by volcanic activity. This landscape incorporates unique features and vistas providing photo opportunities galore and there is the Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am. See ad inside cover 201 Waiotapu Loop Road, Rotorua Phone: 07 3666 333 Email: info@waiotapu.co.nz www.waiotapu.co.nz

Tamaki Maori Village New Zealand’s most awarded cultural experience welcomes you to learn and see more about Maori history and culture. Step into a traditional Maori Village deep within an ancient Tawa forest. Experience a three-anda-half-hour evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting. Pick-up and drop-off is included from your Rotorua accommodation. See ad page 66 1220 Hinemaru Street. Phone: 07 349 2999, 0508 TAMAKI www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz


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Be enthralled by the world’s youngest geothermal system. Comprised of 22 volcanic craters created on 10 June 1886 by the eruption of Tarawera Volcano, which totally devastated this area. Waimangu and Rotomahana are ‘must do’ eco-experiences for those who wish to experience New Zealand’s unique ecology, botany and geothermal features. Open from 8.30am every day. See ad page 54 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Phone: 07 3666 137 Email: nature@waimangu.co.nz www.waimangu.co.nz

Mitai Maori Village Mitai offers an authentic introduction to Maori culture that will amaze you. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddling an ancient warrior canoe. Marvel at the sacred Fairy Spring, see glowworms in their natural habitat. Dine on a succulent, traditional hangi meal. Be captivated by the cultural performance featuring weaponry displays, and graceful poi dancers before the spine-tingling haka finale. Bookings essential. Nightly Experience 6.30pm start. Bookings are essential. See ad page 17 Phone: 07 3439 132 Email: reservations@mitai.co.nz www.mitai.co.nz

Agroventures Located 15 minutes north of Rotorua, there are five exhilarating activities: the world’s only human powered monorail; Rotorua Bungy; the fastest jet sprint experience in New Zealand; swing from 40m towards the earth at 130kmph; and the Southern Hemisphere’s only wind tunnel. Spend an hour or the entire day – you’ll have an unforgettable experience and leave with a sense of accomplishment. See ad page 32 1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha. Freephone: 0800 949 888 Email: reservations@agroventures.co.nz www.agroventures.co.nz

Quadzone Go higher, see more, and see further with the team at Quadzone. These quadbike tours are all fully guided so no experience is necessary. Travel through working farmland into stunning native bush. Once at the top of Mount Ngongotaha you will be at the highest lookout – over 2000ft above sea level – with stunning views over Lake Rotorua out to the Pacific Coast. See ad page 21 Phone: 0800 QUADZONE (0800 782396) Email: info@quadzonerotorua.co.nz www.quadonerotorua.co.nz

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24 hours in Rotorua

You’ve arrived in New Zealand’s thermal heartland and there’s so much you must see, yet you only have 24 hours, or less, to visit? Rotorua’s natural wonders, and welcoming people have so much to offer, so where should you start? Never fear, here’s our recommendations as to what to fit in for the short time you’re here.

Morning have been coming to 8.00 People Rotorua to start their day this way for hundreds of years –

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continue the tradition, start your day with a soak in a geothermal spring or mud pool. The Polynesian Spa has relaxation down to a fine art. With four separate spa areas plus private pools, you choose which area suits you best. The Deluxe Lake Spa offers stunning lake views and tranquil bathing surrounded by native flora and fauna as well as outdoor and indoor relaxation areas. The Adult Only & Priest Spas are child free zones with the Priest Spa famous for its soothing alkaline waters. At the Family Spa everyone is welcome. Start your day supple, relaxed yet invigorated. Welcome to Rotorua. Phone: 0508 765 977. www.polynesianspa.co.nz

Visit the world-renowned 10.00 no Rotorua Museum – it’s like other museum in the world

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and it’s a great introduction to Rotorua’s past, and the world of the Te Arawa people, Rotorua’s original inhabitants who came from across the Pacific Ocean. Discover Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary fi gures in this must see museum. Innovative displays, changing art exhibitions, and cinema experiences bring the region’s history to life. You can also learn more about the history of the Rotorua Spa and explore the Bath House from basement to rooftop. The stunning Bath House building can be explored from the mud bath basement to the viewing platform on the rooftop. Phone: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Afternoon a short walk away, located on the corner of Grey & Fenton 12.00 Just Streets in Rotorua’s “MOTEL

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MILE”. Urbano bistro is the place to mull over all you have taken in at the museum. The brunch/lunch menu with “little persons” and gluten free options are designed to satisfy everyone. Bar snacks are available. Dine alfresco or enjoy the modern décor – try the Urbano Chicken Salad or Open Steak Sandwich and finish off with a decadent Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. In the evening, Urbano prides itself on timeless bistro style dining featuring modern NZ cuisine, coupled with professional and friendly service. Voted Rotorua’s “Outstanding Restaurant” 2013. NZ Beef & Lamb Excellence Award winners 2013 and 2014. Phone: 07 349 3770. 289 Fenton Street.


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Head to Rainbow Springs where New Zealand’s nature stories come to life. Not only can you view endangered native species like the kiwi and tuatara, you can also have a big splash of fun at the same time. On the Big Splash Ride, you can see life-size dinosaurs, moa and other extinct species as you ride the nine-minute long fun and educational journey through the ecological evolution of New Zealand. Be prepared for the adrenalin-boosting plunge at the end! Phone: 07 350 0440. www.rainbowsprings.co.nz

Evening Ride the Gondola up Mount 4.00 Ngongotaha to Skyline Rotorua. pm Each cable car seats eight people and the views are incredible for the whole 487metres. Once you’re at the top, hit the luge! It’s a fun filled gravity ride on a three wheel cart with unique steering and braking systems that give you the driver full control. Prefer something more sedate? Off to the Sky Swing then! Or you can combine both into a combo deal. After that you might feel like a coffee from the Food Market Kitchen or a wine at the Volcanic Hills Winery. The Jelly Belly gourmet jelly bean store is worth a look even if it’s just to see the famous art works recreated in jelly beans. Phone: 07 347 0027. www.skyline.co.nz/rotorua

Five minutes from the city 6.30 Mitai Maori Village offers you an pm authentic introduction to Maori

Culture incorporating a ground cooked traditional hangi meal, an educational culture performance encompassing stories about the past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art), displays of weaponry and combat coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance and a spine tingling haka to finale. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (canoe) and glow worms in their natural habitat. Showtime is at 6.30pm and bookings are essential. Phone: 07 343 9132. www.mitai.co.nz

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Whakarewarewa Thermal Village The Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao people have a proud heritage that they’ve shared with visitors from all around the world for over 200 years. Join a guided tour through the village and see how geothermal activity is utilised for everyday use; from cooking (enjoy a full hangi meal, or eat a corn-on-the-cob cooked in a mineral pool) to bathing and heating. Be entertained by a cultural performance, and learn about this unique way of life. Overnight stays can be arranged for groups of 10 or more (bookings are essential). Contact details: Phone: 07 349 3463. Email: info@whakarewarewa.com www.whakarewarewa.com

Government Gardens Explore historic gardens that surround a Tudor-style spa bath house and an ornate Mediterranean-style public swimming pool. Originally known as Paepaekumana, this site is of historical importance to local Maori who gifted it in the late 1800s “for the benefit of the people of the world”. In 1908 the New Zealand government opened an elaborate bath house, built in the Elizabethan Tudor style of architecture. Today it is now a museum with an award-winning exhibition on the days when international visitors came to ‘take the waters’. Contact details: Queens Drive. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Pig & Whistle After taking in the beauty of Rotorua’s great outdoors, gather your group for a refreshing drink and meal at a local landmark filled with atmosphere and historic charm. The tasty fare on the vast menu includes Thai salmon nicoise salad, Portuguese chicken, and vegetarian nachos; curly fries are always good to share and there’s a great kids’ menu. Live bands play every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and with two big screens in the garden bar, this is the venue to gather and watch the cricket over a chilled pint. Contact details: Phone: 07 347 3025. Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets. www.pigandwhistle.co.nz


Discover Rotorua on a 90-minute sightseeing adventure on board an authentic WWII amphibious vehicle. An all-weather tour, your experienced ‘Con-duck-tor’ will show you the city highlights, followed by a scenic trip out to the spectacular lakes area for a ‘splashdown’ or three into Lake Tikitapu and Okareka. Kids love it, adults too! With a choice of tours, pick which one suits you best. Perfect for large groups, it really is an entertaining and informative way to learn about the area’s history – cultural and natural. Make sure to get a photo with your Duck. Bookings essential. Contact details: Phone: 07 345 6522. Departs from the i-SITE, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua. www.ducktours.co.nz

Agroventures Adventure Park Get your group to the hub of unique activities that will really keep everyone in your party amused. Hang on while your professional driver takes you on three hot laps of a purpose-built 1km sprint watercourse in a Hamilton Jet Boat; be hoisted 40m skywards with two friends, feel the anticipation before one of you pulls the ripcord and you all plummet towards the earth at 130kmph; try the art of body flying and be suspended on a wind column; or race against the clock on a pedal-powered monorail racetrack. Ideal for team-building days. Contact details: Phone: 0800 949 888. Email: reservations@agroventures.co.nz www.agroventures.co.nz

Orakei Korako Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a geothermal wonderland only accessible by boat. Explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest silica terraces in the world. Up to 23 active natural geysers play freely through the area, and vary from day to day. The selfguided walk around the peaceful valley is mostly across boardwalk track (1–2 hours at a leisurely pace) and is dotted with engaging information boards that provide history and facts about the geography and culture of the area. Contact details: Phone: 07 378 3131. 494 Orakei Korako Rd, Taupo. www.orakeikorako.co.nz

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Rotorua’s wealth of natural beauty and stunning trails beckon you to get on your bike. Just minutes outside Rotorua’s city centre, Whakarewarewa Forest has over 90km of purpose-built trails that offer an unparalleled mountain biking experience for all - consider it your mountain biking adventure playground! Thousands of hectares of forest await exploration; you’ll be riding under the canopy of towering Redwood, Radiata, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus and Larch, not to mention all the lush New Zealand tree-ferns, and you’ll be rewarded with glimpses of Rotorua’s beautiful lakes, geothermal activity and, in the near-distance, Mt. Tarawera. Even the Australians are impressed, with Australian Mountain Biking magazine heralding Whakarewarewa forest as having the world’s best mountain biking trails. Whether it’s cross-country, back-country, gentle riding for beginners or families or full-speed downhill runs that will test the skills of the best, this forest caters to all levels. Spend a few hours, a day, or a weekend here, and keep coming back for more, because this haven for outdoorsenthusiasts is free.

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Be sure to pay a visit to Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre, which is not only your first stop for information to make the most of your forest experience; it is also the place to find unique New Zealand-made gifts and you can feel good in the knowledge that every giftware purchase supports the free recreational tracks and facilities.

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Year-round there’s a range of premier mountain biking events that utilise this trail network and mountain bike enthusiasts come from far and wide to meet and compete. Keep an eye out for the Cateye Moonride, Xterra and N-Duro Winter MTB Series. All tracks are well marked and large map-boards can be found around the forest, but if you want a convenient navigation tool on you at all times, you should seriously consider purchasing the ‘Manky’ - it’s a map on a hanky! Being a piece of micro-fibre fabric, the Manky is legible when wet, can be washed and dried, is absorbent, anti-bacterial, eco-friendly and totally re-usable. It can be stuffed in your bag or pocket or tied around your bike’s handle bars. The Manky is available at Redwoods, as well as at bike shops throughout Rotorua. If you didn’t arrive in Rotorua prepared for a mountain biking experience, not to worry; bikes and equipment can be hired from a range of shops around the city and staff members can recommend a guided tour or even a skills clinic where you can find your best riding technique. Mountain Bike Rotorua are available daily and are based at the Waipa Mountain Bike carpark. They have lots of options to help you make the most of one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets.

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The first mountain bike trails were built by local mountain bike enthusiast Fred Christianson and community service workers in 1993. Over the years these tracks, with the assistance of the local club and community, have developed and grown into a vast network of trails that makes the forest popular with all levels of mountain bikers.

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World-class visitor attractions, vibrant Māori heritage and spectacular thermal areas guarantee plenty of entertainment for everyone in Rotorua. Just minutes from Rotorua’s city centre, you’ll find magnificent examples of hissing geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming fumaroles. In Rotorua you can experience Māori culture, visit a traditional village, learn about the world famous haka and sample a succulent hangi (Mãori feast). The Rotorua Museum is the place to uncover the region’s history, including the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. Watch the Lady Knox geyser erupt at Wai-o-tapu; see the bubbling mud pools and geysers of Whakarewarewa and Hells Gate; walk through Waimangu Volcanic Valley and enjoy a cruise on Lake Rotomahana, and visit the Buried Village. For the best views in town, catch the gondola up Mount Ngongotaha – then luge back down at high-speed. The adventurous will be excited by the range of activities available to them including horse riding, guided treks and volcano hikes, trout fishing, whitewater rafting, sledging, jetboating, kayaking, parasailing, tandem skydiving, scenic flights, four wheel drive safaris, quad and mountainbiking, raceline karting, or tackle the uniquely Kiwi adventures of bungy jumping, shweebing and zorbing.

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You’ll find plenty of family attractions, including native wildlife and tranquil bushwalks at Rainbow Springs and Paradise Valley Springs, the famous Agrodome farm shows, mini golf, and relaxing hot pools and spas. For those who want to get out on the water, you can paddle a kayak or Mãori waka, sail the waters of Lake Rotoiti or explore majestic Lake Tarawera.

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141 Western Road, Ngongotaha Phone 07 357 1050 • www.agrodome.co.nz reservations@agrodome.co.nz Head to the Agrodome to see their Farm Show– starring a cast of talented animals, and you! Plus, join the Organic Farm Tour to explore a real working farm, hand-feed loads of friendly animals, and sample delicious kiwifruit juice and honey. There’s also the nursery, with baby animals available for cuddles and photos, and the Woollen Mill and Shearing Museum, so go and enjoy! see display ad page 29

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Price: $31 adult, $15.50 child for farm show. Duration: 1 hour for farm show. Opening hours: 8.30am–5pm, 365 days a year.

Agroventures Adventure Park 1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua Phone 0800 949 888 • reservations@agroventures.co.nz www.agroventures.co.nz Experience New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities at unbelievable value Choose from NZ’s best value Bungy Jump or Swoop sky swing; Agrojet - NZ’s ONLY commercial jet sprint (and fastest jet boat in the country); NZ’s ONE and ONLY wind tunnel Freefall Xtreme; and the incredible Shweebracing monorail - the ONLY one in the world! From infants to grandparents, there is something for everyone. see display ad page 32 Price: From $49 adult and child. Duration: Dependent on your activity choice. Opening hours: 9am-5pm except Xmas Day.

aMAZEme 1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua Phone 07 357 5759 • amazeme@xtra.co.nz www.amazeme.co.nz Just 8 mins from Rotorua city, aMAZEme is 1.4 kilometres of winding hedge lined pathways that take you to the centre of the maze. You are bound to get lost and are guaranteed to have loads of fun finding your way. There is also an activity play area, small animal enclosure and McGregor’s Garden. Picnics welcome. Affordable fun in a picturesque park. see display ad page 34 Price: $16 adult, $9 child 5-17 years. Duration: Allow at least a couple of hours. Opening hours: 7 days. 10am–4pm (weather permitting)

Buried Village 1180 Tarawera Road, RD 5, Rotorua (Just past the Blue & Green Lakes) • Phone 07 362 8287 discover@buriedvillage.co.nz www.buriedvillage.co.nz Te Wairoa was literally buried in the 1886 volcanic eruption of Mt. Tarawera. The ash preserved much of the village providing a rare insight into 19th century New Zealand life. Both awe inspiring and moving, the displays in the award winning museum and the excavated sites put everything into context. Te Wairoa the Buried Village is like nothing else you will experience in New Zealand. see display ad page 33 Price: $32 adult, $10 child 5-15 years, $69 family pass. Duration: 1.5 hours. Call to check tour times. Opening hours: Winter – 9am-4.30pm.

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Want to experience life on an authentic kiwi farm? Well itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth paying a visit to The Agrodome! One of New Zealands most iconic and loved tourist attractions. Located just 10 kms north of the Rotorua CBD, the Agrodome is home to the multi-award winning Sheep Show. Our famous farm attraction features the farm show with 19 breeds of champion rams, live sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding, dog demonstrations as well as a full New Zealand dog trial. Our farm tour gives you the chance to get up close and personal on the land, feed the lamas, deer, ostriches and more sheep! Only at The Agrodome. Book online, use this promo code JWORS13 and save 10% on your visit* *Valid for bookings and travel until 30 July 2014. Not valid with any other offer.

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‡ Experience stunning views over Lake Okareka and Lake and Mt Tarawera. ‡ Treks to accommodate all abilities. ‡ Located 15 minutes from city centre. ‡ Treks guided by Lucy across her family owned farm since 1937.

Longfords Farm, 51 Acacia Road, Lake Okareka, Rotorua TO BOOK phone Lucy Playne (07) 362 8185 Mob: 021 292 2233 lucy@treklakeokareka.co.nz ‡ www.treklakeokareka.co.nz

HEliPRO Rotorua Site 145, Rotorua Airport, Te Ngae Road, Rotorua. Phone +64 7 357 2512 or 0800 435 477 rotorua@helipro.co.nz • www.helipro.co.nz The best way to view this incredibly varied geothermal region is by air. HELiPRO is proud to have an exclusive concession to land on sacred Mt Tarawera, combine this with a flight to and landing on the active volcano White Island! From ancient forests to volcanic plateaus, bubbling mud pools, geysers and the many colourful lakes of Rotorua - you can see it all with Helipro. see display ad opposite Price: From $99 per person. Child under 2 is free. Subject to: Minimum passenger numbers. Duration: On demand.

Horse Trekking Lake Okareka 51 Acacia Road, Rotorua • Phone 07 362 8185 lucy@treklakeokareka.co.nz www.treklakeokareka.co.nz Horse Trekking Lake Okareka has treks to suit all abilities from beginners to those more experienced, with horses and ponies to match each riders’ level. Helmets are provided for all riders and wet weather gear when needed. Treks go out in all weather and it’s just as much fun in the rain. Riders will enjoy spectacular views over lakes and mountains in the Rotorua area. see display ad above Price: Starting from $40 for a half hour trek. Duration: 1/2hour–3 hours, depending on trek. Opening hours: Treks twice daily usually 10am and 1pm.

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Kaitiaki Adventures Rotorua, New Zealand Phone 0800 338 736 info@kaitiaki.co.nz • www.kaitiaki.co.nz Kaitiaki Adventures is one of Rotorua’s most experienced Raft and Sledge Guide companies. In Maori Kaitiaki means “Guardianship or Caretaker” and the team at Kaitiaki take that role very seriously when it comes to your safety. Choose from traditional rafting or try sledging (hydrospeeding); you don’t have to be experienced – the friendly crew will look after you. see display ad page 35 Price: From $95. Duration: From 3.5 hours. Opening hours: From 8am.

Kaituna Cascades The Big Green Barn, Trout Pool Road, Okere Falls, Rotorua • Phone 0800 Kaituna (0800 524 8862) www.kaitunacascades.co.nz Kaituna Cascades take their name from the rapids they named. With as strong an emphasis on safety as there is fun, Kaituna Cascades will guide you through what is considered to be one of the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall – all 21 feet of it! Slipping through narrow canyons and 14 awesome drops, Kaituna Cascades are proud to set the bar of white water excitement. see display ad page 35 Price: Rafting from $84 adult; Kayaking from $95 adult. Duration: Dependent on your activity choice. Opening hours: 8am – 8pm. Bookings essential.

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Kawarau Jet Rotorua & K-Jet Parasailing Memorial Drive, Rotorua • Phone 0800 538 7746 kjetrotorua@xtra.co.nz • www.kjetrotorua.co.nz Kawarau Jet and K-Jet Parasailing offer a mix of speed, spins and adrenalin, mixed with scenic views up to 400 feet high over Rotorua and beyond. Spend 30 exhilarating minutes on Lake Rotorua experiencing the true power of a V8 jet boat. If you’d rather take to the air, choose from tandem or solo parasailing with a dry take-off and landing. The view is phenomenal! see display ad page 28 Price: Adult $74, Child $54. Tandem $80pp, Solo $115 Duration: Dependent on your activity choice. Opening hours: From 9am, 365 days of the year.

Mamaku Blue Blueberry Experience 311 Maraeroa Road, Mamaku, Rotorua Phone 07 332 5840 • winery@mamakublue.co.nz www.mamakublue.co.nz At Mamaku Blue Blueberry farm they grow their very own blueberries and produce quality liqueur, pure blueberry juice, gooseberry products, wines, sauces, jams, ice-cream and chocolates. From wine and product tasting to orchard and pack-house tours, Mamaku Blue offers you an insight into NZ rural life, and the many benefits of their “little globes of health.” see display ad page 37 Price: Admission is free. Duration: Tours – bookings required. Opening hours: Winter - 9.30am–5pm.

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1.4km of winding hedge where you get to race to the centre - winner takes all! 1335 Paradise Valley Rd, Ngongotaha (entrance from State Highway 5) T: 3575759 Alexandra & Peer Jensen E: amazeme@xtra.co.nz W: www.amazeme.co.nz

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Direct Bookings Freephone 0800 KAITUNA (0800 524 8862) www.kaitunacascades.co.nz

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MITAI Māori Village

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196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua • Phone 07 343 9132 reservations@mitai.co.nz • www.mitai.co.nz An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture incorporating a groundcooked hangi meal, cultural performance, waka and guided bush walk. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. see display ad page 40 Price: Adult $111 (16yrs upwards), Student $55 (10-15 yrs), Child $21.50 (5-9 yrs). Duration: 3 hours. Opening hours: Operate nightly, 6.30pm start, bookings essential.

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DISCOVER THE WORLD OF BLUEBERRIES... • Free tastings in our Blueberry Shop • Café to indulge in healthy home-made blueberry lunches, teas & refreshments • Real Fruit Ice Cream • New Zealand Memorabilia Museum • Guided tours - by appointment - includes product tastings • Banquet room for larger groups 25-100 • A smaller board room for meetings

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New Zealand RiverJet Corner of State Highway 5 & Tutukau Road, Taupo/ Rotorua â&#x20AC;˘ Phone 07 333 7111 â&#x20AC;˘ sales@riverjet.co.nz www.riverjet.co.nz New Zealand RiverJet has a selection of adventure combinations guaranteed to thrill! Combine jet boating with geothermal exploration, nature walks, hot springs, canyoning and thrills. What will you choose? A thrill ride? A family experience? Maybe you want to spend time at Orakei Korako? Whatever you choose, the majestic Tutukau Gorge will be part of it. Bring your camera but hold on to it tight! see display ad page 43 Price: From $125 adult, $79 child 3-15 years. Duration: Allow 3 hours. Opening hours: Morning & afternoon departures.

Off Road NZ 193 Amoore Road, RD2, Rotorua Phone 07 332 5748 â&#x20AC;˘ drive@offroadnz.co.nz www.offroadnz.co.nz Off Road NZ is a sustainable premium adventure experience, creating awesome memories by providing the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences around including 4WD Bush Safaris, Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides and 390cc 4-stroke karts that you can drive on New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest and longest KartSport circuit. Set amongst native bush, the rugged Rotorua landscape offers diverse terrain suitable for everyone. see display ad page 47 Price: From $50 adult, $15 child 5-16 years. Duration: Dependent on your activity choice. Opening hours: 9am-5pm every day except Xmas Day.

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BOOKINGS: Freephone 0800 72 45 74 DEPARTS: Mamaku Railway Station, Kaponga Street, Mamaku (19km north of Rotorua) TIMES: Daily at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm

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525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua Phone 0800 OGO Rotorua (0800 646 768) info@ogo.co.nz • www.ogo.co.nz The OGO is a 3 metre transparent sphere lovingly constructed from over 100 square metres of plastic, 1,000 plus little plastic anchors, about 600 multicolored strings and endless hours of welding, gluing and tying combined with sweat, tears and teensy little kisses to make a big beautiful ball that you can jump inside and roll down a hill. By which we mean a 250m paddock! see display ad page 46 Price: From $25. Duration: Dependent on activity. Opening hours: From 9am every day except Christmas Day.

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494 Orakei Korako Rd, Taupo • Phone 07 378 3131 www.orakeikorako.co.nz 25min north of Taupo, 45min south of Rotorua lies ‘The Hidden Valley’ of Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park. Wander through a valley of unbelievable colour, bubbling hot springs, up to 23 active natural gushing geysers, and an extremely rare geothermal cave preserved by its isolation from the outside world. Orakei Korako is arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand - Lonely Planet Guide. see display ad page 50

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Price: $36 adult, $15 child 16 & under, $92 family pass. Duration: Approx 1 hour. Opening hours: From 8am to 4pm (til 4.30pm in summer)

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Paradise Valley Springs 467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua Phone 07 348 9667 • info@paradisev.co.nz www.paradisev.co.nz Rotorua’s Must See Wildlife Park. Hand-feed NZ’s Wildlife, Rainbow Trout, Native Birds and Friendly Farm Animals. See huge Native Eels, our Waterbird Wetland and enter our walk through Kea aviary. Then taste pure water straight from our Spring, and take our elevated Rainforest Treetops Walk through mature NZ bush. Get close to the ‘Pride of Paradise’ - our large pride of Lions plus see Lion Feeding 2.30pm daily. Also come and pat a Lion Cub at no extra charge. see display ad inside back page Price: $30 adult, $15 child 5-15 years. Duration: Allow a couple of hours. Opening hours: Open 365 days, 8am till dark, last entry 5pm.

Polynesian Spa Lakeside, 1000 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 1328 • info@polynesianspa.co.nz www.polynesianspa.co.nz Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international spa, with a range of mineral pools to soak in and relax. Choose from the Lake Spa, overlooking Lake Rotorua, which has four shallow hot mineral rock pools set to a sublime 36–42 degrees. Or try the adult pools and Priest Spa, with seven mineral pools from 38–42 degrees. A family spa and treatments are also available. see display ad page 53 Price: Starting from $14.50 adult, $6.50 child. Duration: 1–2 hours, plus longer for spa treatments. Opening hours: 8am–11pm daily.

QuadZone Phone 0800 QUADZONE 0800 782396. info@quadzonerotorua.co.nz www.quadzonerotorua.co.nz Go higher, Do more, See further with the team at Quadzone. Our quad bike tours are all fully guided so no experience is necessary. Travel through working farmland into stunning native bush. Once at the top of Mount Ngongotaha you will be at the highest lookout over 2000 ft above sea level with stunning views over Lake Rotorua out to the Pacific Coast. see display ad page 48 Price and Duration: Dependent on tour. Opening hours: From 9am to 5pm (10am-4pm in winter)

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Activities Mamaku Railway Station, Kaponga Street, Mamaku, Rotorua • Phone 0800 72 45 74 www.railcruising.com RailCruising allows you to travel along railway lines in your own powered self-drive, 4-seat railway car called a RailCruiser. You will travel 20km through beautiful native bush and rolling pastures with views out over Lake Rotorua. Cruising along at 20km/hr, you can listen to the audio tour and discover a unique piece of New Zealand railway history. Kids love this!! see display ad page 39 Price: $76 adult, $58 senior, $38 child 6-16 years, Free under 6 years. Duration: 1.5 hours. Opening hours: Daily at 11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm.

Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park 192 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua Phone 07 350 0440 • info@rainbowsprings.co.nz www.rainbowsprings.co.nz Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams, Rainbow Springs is home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s most precious inhabitants with their kiwi conservation program having released over 1,000 kiwis into the wild. The Big Splash will take you on a 9 minute rafting journey through time as you explore the ecological evolution of New Zealand including Moas and the Haast Eagle. see display ad opposite Price: $40 adult, $20 child 3-15 years. Duration: Allow at least a couple of hours. Opening hours: From 8.30am till late.

River Rats Raft & Kayak 391 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua Phone 0800 333 900 • info@riverrats.co.nz www.riverrats.co.nz River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality rafting adventures for over 30 years. Priding themselves on a safety first culture and attention to detail, they can offer a range of different rafting options from gentle Grade 2 rapids to full on Grade 5 for the adrenaline fiends! River Rats also offers guided kayak tours as well as hiring kayaks out by the hour. see display ad page 51 Price: Rafting from $99 adult, $109 child under 16. Kayaks from $30 per 2 hours. Opening hours: Call from 7.30am to book.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours 173 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua Phone 07 343 1001 • hello@canopytours.co.nz www.canopytours.co.nz Go on a magical journey through untouched native New Zealand forest with Rotorua Canopy Tours. High amongst ancient trees this three hour adventure combines fun with natural beauty on New Zealand’s only native forest zipline canopy tour. Zip along on a 1.2 kilometre network of six ziplines, up to 220 metres long, tree to tree swingbridges, treetop platforms and walking trails. see display ad page 56 Price: $129 adult, $85 child. Duration: 3–3.5 hours to complete tour. Opening hours: Tours run throughout the day.

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Departs from the Rotorua i-Site Visitor Centre 1167 Fenton Street • Phone 07 345 6522 info@ducktours.co.nz • www.ducktours.co.nz Discover Rotorua onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land AND water! Tours depart daily from 11am and take you to local landmarks such as The Museum, Mokoia Island & Geothermal Sulphur Point. Then it’s “SPLASHDOWN” (entry) time into Lakes Okareka & Tikitapu (Blue Lake) followed by some magnificent views of Mt Tarawera. Suitable for all ages, Duck tours operate rain or shine. see display ad page 38

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Price: From $68 adult, $38 child. Duration: From 1.5-2 hours. Opening hours: From 8am, except Christmas Day.

Rotorua Museum Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua Phone 07 350 1814 • rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz Discover the fascinating stories of the Rotorua region through innovative exhibitions and cinema experiences. Learn about the rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures that have shaped this famous region including a tour of the geothermal Bath House building from its mud bath basement to the viewing platform on the roof. see display ad page 49 Price: $20 adult, $8 child. Family passes available. Duration: Allow 2 hours to explore. Opening hours: From 9am every day except Christmas Day.

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We provide the best self-drive off road vehicle experiences of its type in New Zealand including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. Try Raceline Karting, you race our 390cc, 4-stroke karts up to 100kph on New Zealand’s newest and longest 1.2km outdoor circuit. Refer to the voucher area of this book for our discount offer

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Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua Phone 07 347 0027 • rotorua@skyline.co.nz www.skyline.co.nz Start your Skyline adventure with a Gondola ride up Mt. Ngongotaha – the views are fantastic. At the top it’s decision time. Will it be the thrill of the Luge? Something to eat at the buffet or grill restaurant? Or the marketplace style café, Food Market Kitchen? Don’t forget the Jelly Belly gallery & store, or just for the adults, the new Volcanic Hills winery tasting room. Price: From $25 adult, $12.50 child. Duration: Dependent on your activity choice. Opening hours: 7 days from 9am.

Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua Phone 0508 826 254 • bookings@maoriculture.co.nz www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz This traditional village nestled in ancient Tawa forest, is the most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand. Experience sacred Maori ceremonies, listen to stories of Maori ancestors and see traditional Maori skills in use. Enjoy a cultural performance including the famous haka, then dine on the delicious ground cooked hangi buffet feast followed by dessert.

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see display ad page 66 Price: $110 adult, $60 child 10-15 years. Duration: 3.5 hours. Bookings essential. Opening hours: Open every day except Xmas Day.

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Orakei Korako is arguably the best thermal area left in New Zealand Lonely Planet Guide

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There’s something for everyone. Raft a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action. Kayak freedom hire or tours. Paddle the lakes to a secluded beach or hot pools only accessible by boat. FREEPHONE 0800 333 900 info@riverrats.co.nz Ph +64 7 345 6543

Te Puia and TE PŌ Te Puia, Hemo Rd, Rotorua Phone 0800 Te Puia (0800 837 84) reservations@tepuia.com • www.tepuia.com Te Puia Maori cultural centre is a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud and spectacular geysers. During the day visit the geothermal valley and kiwi house, see master carvers at work plus learn about traditional Maori life. Cultural performances happen daily at 10.15am, 12.15pm & 3.15pm. In the evening enjoy a traditional Maori hangi, and then explore the geothermal valley under the stars. see display ad page 69 and back cover Price: Daytime - $47.40 adult. $23.70 child. Evening - $113 adult. $56.50 child. Opening hours: Winter – 8am–5pm. Evenings: 6-9pm.

The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest Long Mile Road, Rotorua Phone 07 350 110 • redwoods@rdc.govt.nz www.redwoods.co.nz Escape into the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest, one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets. Famous for its magnificent stands of towering Californian Coastal Redwoods it’s just a five minute drive from the city centre. Experience some of the finest walking and mountain bike trails in the world, plus have your camera ready for amazing panoramic views across Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua and the district. see display ad page 65 Duration: Allow at least an hour. Visitor Centre Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 8.30am, Sat-Sun from 10am.

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Activities Lakefront Memorial Drive, Ohinemutu Phone 07 348 9984 info@volcanicair.co.nz www.volcanicair.co.nz Volcanic Air Safaris offers an extensive range of scenic helicopter flights and floatplane air tours. Land on the active volcano of White Island or take a flight over Mt Tarawera. Take to the skies above the many crater lakes, and view the volcanic and geothermal landscape of the Rotorua region and the Bay of Plenty. Volcanic Air Safaris is conveniently located at the Rotorua lakefront. see display ad page 67 Price: Starting from $95 for flight experience. Duration: From 8 minutes, depending on flight. Opening hours: From 9am–5pm daily.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Phone 07 366 6137 • nature@waimangu.co.nz www.waimangu.co.nz Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua’s premier tourist attraction and a ‘must do’ eco-experience. This exciting thermal attraction has sightseeing tours available, which include unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is set in pristine native bush. see display ad page 54 Price: $34.50 adult, $11 child for walking tour. Duration: 45 minutes to 4 hours. Opening hours: From 8.30am daily.

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Present this voucher and receive one free Lone Star loaf for your table with everyone dining with a main meal. Valid only at Rotorua Lone Star. Not valid with any other promotion. Cnr Arawa & Amohia Streets Rotorua Phone 07 349 4040 EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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Spend $50 in our shop and cafĂŠ and present this voucher to receive a free 100ml pot of Blueberry Jelly or Chilli value $6. Not available with any other offer. 311 Maraeroa Road, RD2, Rotorua Phone 07 332 5840 Fax 07 332 5841 winery@mamakublue.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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10% discount on entry is only available for the Mitai MÄ ori Village Experience. This is not available with any other combo offerings or discounts. 196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotoruaa Phone 07 343 9132 reservations@mitai.co.nz www.mitai.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount on admission to Rainbow Springs. Not available with other special offers, combos or Kiwi Encounter tour.

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Present this voucher to receive a $2 beer, wine or a free coke. One voucher per customer per day. Available for house beers and house wines only. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 1182 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Phone 07 347 3025 www.pigandwhistle.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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Present this voucher and receive $10 off rafting or guided kayaking. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash. Must mention voucher at time of booking. Subject to availability.)

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Present this voucher at Rotorua Museum and receive a 10% discount off adult admission price. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash.

Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport, Taupo Freephone 0800 370 022 skydive@skydivetaupo.co.nz www.skydivetaupo.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

One voucher per person, per night. Bookings to be made directly by client through the Tamaki Tours Booking Office only. Non Commissionable. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or combo. 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua Phone 07 349 2999 bookings@maoriculture.co.nz www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

Government Gardens, Rotorua Phone 07 350 1814 rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 07 377 1135 www.taupocliffanger.com EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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Present this voucher to receive $5 off 1 & 2 hour rides. Not valid with any other offer.

Present this voucher to receive 2 for 1 entry to Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs. Free admission will be for entry of lesser cost. Also present to receive 10% off any day spa treatments. Pools free with any spa treatments. Call for spa booking 07 377 2913.

1475 State Highway 1, Taupo Phone 07 377 6404 info@taupoquads.co.nz www.taupoquads.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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Present this voucher to receive 10% discount off Te Pō or Te Pō combo.

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Yellow Hangar, Anzac Memorial Dr, Taupo Airport freephone 0800 TANDEM (826336) skydive@tts.net.nz www.taupotandemskydiving.com EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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Present this voucher to receive $6 OFF the ‘ZORB® Experience’ or $3 OFF any Single ZORB® Ride. Not valid with any other offer. Voucher only available at ZORB® Rotorua.

Present this voucher to receive 10% discount off the Te Puia Daytime Experience or Daytime Combo.

Western Road, Ngongataha, Rotorua Freephone 0800 22 74 74 rotorua@zorb.com www.zorb.com/Rotorua EXPIRES 30.06.2014

Hemo Road (southern end of Fenton St), Rotorua Phone 07 348 9047 info@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com EXPIRES 30.06.2014

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If you love the outdoors this area is for you. Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. With 100km of mountain biking and walking tracks for all levels of Ă&#x20AC;tness, orienteering, kids discovery trails, picnic spots and panoramic views there is something for everyone. Only 5 minutes drive and on the main bus route from the city centre, entry to the forest is free. Visit the Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre for more information. OPEN 7 DAYS, Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Phone: 07 350 0110 redwoods@rdc.govt.nz www.redwoods.co.nz

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201 Waiotapu Loop Road, RD 3, Rotorua Phone 07 366 6333 • info@waiotapu.co.nz www.waiotapu.co.nz Thousands of years in the making, explore spectacular nature in New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area. The modern Visitor Centre provides the gateway to walks with unique photo opportunities at a wide range of features including the Champagne Pool, naturally coloured hot and cold pools, mineral terraces and more. The Lady Knox geyser erupts daily at 10.15am and the nearby “Mud Pool” is ever active. see display ad page 71

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Price: $32.50 adult,$11 child (5-15yrs),$80 family (2a+3c) Duration: Allow 1–2 hours. Opening hours: From 8.30am.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Rafting Phone 0800 IN A RAFT (0800 462 7238) info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz From mild liquid fun to white knuckle white water, Wet ‘n’ Wild guarantees you the ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ in a safe, fun environment. They operate on five different rivers meaning you can choose from a mild grade 2 to an adrenalin engaging grade 5 trip. Experience the thrill of nature’s powerful forces at work and take in some incredible scenery while you do it. see display ad page 68 Price: From $99. Duration: Dependent on trip. Opening hours: Every day from 7am.

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Whakarewarewa – The Living Maori Village 17 Tryon Street, Rotorua • Phone 07 349 3463 www.whakarewarewa.com Whakarewrewa is an authentic Living Maori & Geothermal village set amidst thermal springs and bubbling hot pools. Guided tours leave on the hour every hour ‘til 4pm; Cultural performances are at 11.15am and 2pm every day; with traditional Hangi meals served between 12-2pm daily. Don’t forget to visit the Craft Store and find your own taonga (treasure) to take home. see display ad page 55 Price: General Admission - $35 adult. $15 child Duration: Allow 1-2 hours. Opening hours: 8.30am–5pm except Christmas Day.

Zorb Rotorua Corner of Western Road & State Highway 5, Ngongotaha, Rotorua • Phone 0800 22 7474 rotorua@zorb.com Zorb Rotorua has been offering thrill seekers the chance to get rolling for over 15 years – they really know their stuff! Choose from 8 ride variations including 4 different tracks; wet AND dry options plus Zorb solo or with up to 3 people in there. You can even get yourself filmed as you come down the hill! Safe, fun and unforgettable – you’ll love Zorb Rotorua! (Warm water in winter, cool water in summer) see display ad page 70 Price: From $45 for one activity. Duration: Allow 1 hour. Opening hours: 9am–5pm except Christmas Day.

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Lights...Camera...Action! Let your white water rafting adventure begin! If its mild to wild or tame to insane – New Zealand White Water at its best. From half-day to five-day trips – there is an adventure and experience that we can cater to suit your needs. Looking to fill your day while in Rotorua, come raft the Rangitaiki River and enjoy New Zealands nature at it best while rafting Grade 3-4 rapids followed by a hot shower, lunch and even a soak in some natural hot springs if time permits, or if you have limited time come raft the Kaituna River and see how you go with the 7 meter waterfall!!!!

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Thousands of years in the making, EXPLORE SPECTACULAR nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area. Just 20 minutes drive south of Rotorua, walks incorporate a diverse range of volcanic features. View the unique Champagne Pool, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. The first class Visitor Centre has a cafe and retail facilities. OPEN: 8.30am – 5.00pm daily. Last admission 3.45pm. (1/2 day Christmas Day) 201 Waitotapu Loop Road, RD3, Rotorua Phone +64 (0)7 366 6333 Email info@waiotapu.co.nz

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From a traditional Māori hangi to fine dining and ethnic eateries, Rotorua has a delectable range of wining and dining options. With its strong Māori traditions, Rotorua is the ideal place to try some indigenous kai (food). Māori cuisine is enjoying a renaissance as traditional plants and ingredients, such as pikopiko (fern shoots), can be seen more often in contemporary dishes. Many of the tour options to Māori villages include the chance to try a succulent hangi – a traditional feast of meat and vegetables steamed in an underground pit heated by hot rocks. Meats most often used are lamb and pork and you’ll get to taste the traditional New Zealand roast vegetables such as kumara and pumpkin. A hangi takes several hours to cook and the end result has a delicious smoky flavour. Around town, there are more than 50 cafés and restaurants featuring everything from Indian and Moroccan to Italian, European and contemporary New Zealand cuisine. The lake end of Tutanekai Street is a good place to begin exploring, with plenty of options to suit everyone.

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Warm yourself with hearty pub food and a pint, or try some of the delicious kormas, kebabs and tandoori dishes on offer at the town’s Indian and Middle-Eastern eateries. You can tempt your tastebuds with tasty tagines and Moroccan tapas, authentic Italian dishes, succulent steaks, and even Japanese/French fusion fare. Sample award-winning fine dining with a breathtaking view of Lake Rotorua, relax at a stylish café or bistro, enjoy the elegance and charm of a country lodge, or soak up the ambience of an English-style pub or Austrian Gasthaus.

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Best Western Braeside Resort 4 Barnard Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 9497 braeside@clear.net.nz www.braeside.bestwestern.co.nz BEST WESTERN Braeside Resort is proud to present our fabulous new menu at our on-site Restaurant. The Rod and Reel Restaurant is open nightly from 6pm.” BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL”. We are also proud of our extensive Breakfast Menu which is available from Room Service only.

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Opening hours: 7 days, Dining 6pm-8pm, Room Service 7am-9am

Bistro 1284 Restaurant & Wine Bar 1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 346 1284 Bistro 1284 offers exquisite modern French cuisine exploring seasonal flavours & innovative food. The restaurant is highly awarded, including being judged “Rotorua’s Best” and “Lamb & Beef Hallmark of Excellence” for 13 years running. Enjoy fine dining in a warm intimate atmosphere with only the very best in customer service. Opening hours: Open seven nights from 6pm.

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Capers Epicurean 1181 Eruera St, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 8818 www.capers.co.nz Capers has a passion for providing inviting and satisfying food, great coffee, and warm hospitality in an environment that caters equally well for breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee to go or a take home meal. Capers is family friendly with a healthy and popular children’s menu and a media room with 2 Sony PlayStation2s. Opening hours: 7 days, 7.30am–9pm

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Ciccio Italian Cafe 1262 Fenton Street. Phone 07 348 1828 fax 07 348 0154. www.ciccio.co.nz The ever popular Ciccio offers authentic main dishes to suit all tastes at great prices. Perfect for casual dining, special occasions or simply to have a great coffee and cake. Ciccio is fully Licensed with fantastic wines and beers available. ‘Buon Appetito’. Trip Advisor Recommended Restaurant. Opening hours: Open Tues - Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun 5pm-9pm

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Indian Star 1118 Tutanekai Street. Phone 07 343 6222 info@indianstar.co.nz www.indianstar.co.nz Consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With our mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine, the Indian Star experience is one that will keep you coming back again and again. Just a short stroll from Rotorua lakefront, we are located in Rotorua’s restaurant district at the lake end of Tutanekai Street. Opening hours: 7 days, Lunch: 11am to 2:00pm, Dinner: 5pm til late

Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 0199 www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/copthornerotorua At Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen, diners can enjoy a fine selection of fresh, simple Kiwi dishes that are bursting with flavour. The à la carte menu includes tender steaks and seafood, while the Great Kiwi Buffet offers a range of New Zealand and Asia Pacific dishes. Opening hours: 7 days, Breakfast: 6:30-10:00am. Dinner: 6:00-10:00pm.

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Dining Lone Star We’ve a menu to cater for all tastes - for the bigger eaters there’s our Classic menu. We have blackboard specials and even offer a selection of meals which are available in 3/4 size. We are child-friendly and they can choose from their own “Kiwi Kids” menu.

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Lime Caffeteria Cnr Fenton and Whakaue Streets, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 2033 Lime, with its slightly retro style is located just out of the city centre towards the lake. It’s one of the city’s most modern cafes offering seating inside and out. Great breakfasts, delicious lunch, tasty cabinet food and a superb wine selection...it’s time to Lime! Winners of Rotorua’s Most Outstanding Café 2013 and the NZ Best Café awards 2010 Rotorua. Opening hours: 7 days, 7.30am-4.30pm

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Macs Steaks 1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 9270 steakhouse@xtra.co.nz www.macssteaks.co.nz Mac’s Steaks knows that providing the ‘best steak experience you’ve ever had’ begins by selecting the freshest high quality meat and fi sh - New Zealand’s best - that has never seen the freezer. Lovingly prepared to perfection...come and enjoy! Opening hours: Open 7 days for lunch/brunch and dinner

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Mamaku Blue Blueberry Experience 311 Maraeroa Road, Mamaku, Rotorua. Phone 07 332 5840. www.mamakublue.co.nz Free entry, discover the wonderful world of blueberries, the only Blueberry Experience & Winery of its type in New Zealand. Taste the many specialist products made from these little globes of health. Guided tours by appointment and includes product tastings. Opening hours: Open 7 days. Winter - 9.30am – 5pm.

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Open 7 days - 8am - 4.30pm Great breakfast, delicious lunch and superb wine selection.

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Located on the corner of Grey & Fenton Located on the corner of Grey & Fenton Streets in Rotorua’s “MOTEL MILE” for all Streets in Rotorua’s “MOTEL MILE” for all day dining. day dining.

Smart casual café by day - serving breakfast, Smart casual by Fresh day - baked serving muffins, lunch and bar café snacks. breakfast, bar snacks. slices, cakeslunch and and biscuits. Ozone Fresh Coffee— dine in or takeaway. baked mufÀ ns, slices, cakes and biscuits. Ozone Coffee–dine in or takeaway.

Bistro dining by night - serving modern, innovative cuisine. Fullymodern, licensed Bistrocontemporary dining by night - serving bar. Reservations recommended. innovative contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Fully licensed bar. Reservations Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 11pm. recommended. Sunday from 9am to 3pm. x Open VotedMonday “Outstanding Restaurant”, Rotorua to Saturday 9am to 11pm.

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Dining Nuvolari 1122 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 1122 info@nuvolari.co • www.nuvolari.co Nuvolari’s large busy restaurant bar serves popular italian meals at affordable prices, without compromising on quality or flavour. Our comprehensive menu endeavours to cover all regions of Italy, not forgetting Italian wine and beer. An ideal meeting place for tapa’s or coffee or something more substantial.

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Pig and Whistle 1182 Tutanekai St, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 3025 www.pigandwhistle.co.nz The Pig and Whistle is a bar with atmosphere, historical charm and style. Enjoy a range of refreshing drinks and hearty food served indoors or in the garden bar. Entertainment is a priority with live cover bands. Two big screens and three channels of Sky sport make this the ultimate venue to watch the big games. Opening hours: From 11:30am until late, 7 days a week.

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Regent Room Cocktail & Wine Bar 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 4079 info@regentrotorua.co.nz www.regentrotorua.co.nz Classic French sofas, white buttoned leather booth seats, leather bar stools and the Long Table provide the perfect array of options for cocktail seating. The indoor/outdoor fi replace, graced with a pair of studded Rhino heads, is a central focus of the bar area and is the perfect area to enjoy a drink with friends. Opening hours: 7 days, 7am til late.

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Regent Room Restaurant & Wine Bar 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 4079 info@regentrotorua.co.nz www.regentrotorua.co.nz The award winning Regent Room invites you to experience a contemporary menu, cocktails & sensational boutique wine list. The menu showcases international fusion dishes with a Pacific fl air and is a 2013 winner of the Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards. Bringing a touch of glamour to Rotorua and open to the public. Opening hours: 7 days, 7am til late.

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 Contemporary cuisine & boutique NZ wine selection  Stylish indoor & outdoor dining at Rotorua’s 5 Star Boutique Hotel, open to the public  Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch & dinner from 7am til late  Fully licensed, bookings recommended  2013 winner Beef & Lamb Excellence awards Phone: +64 7 348 4079 1191 Pukaki Street. Rotorua CBD

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Dining The Grill Restaurant Amora Lake Resort. 366 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua. Phone 07 362 4599 With an adjoining poolside Bar this is a stunning venue for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or a special event. Whether a small or large group, guests will love the lake edge views of Okawa Bay and lodge inspired fine dining ambiance. A scrumptious range of A la Carte and Buffet options have been developed for each season matched with quality wines.

The Thai Restaurant 1141 Tutanekai St, Lake end, Rotorua Phone 07 348 6677 Whether you are a couple wanting an intimate dinner, a group celebrating a birthday or just a night out, the staff at The Thai Restaurant will gladly comply with all your needs. Our skilled chefs with many years experience working in some of Thailand’s finest hotels will create mouthwatering dishes from the freshest ingredients. Opening hours: 7 days, Lunch: 12-2.30pm Dinner: 5pm till late

Urbano Bistro 289 Fenton Street, Rotorua, phone 349 3770, www.urbanobistro.co.nz Voted Rotorua’s “Outstanding Restaurant” 2013. Smart casual café by day - serving brunch/lunch plus fresh baked goods and Ozone Coffee. Bistro dining by night – serving modern, innovative contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Fully Licensed Bar. Suitable for casual and intimate dining, families, groups and business meetings. Reservations recommended. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 11pm. Sunday 9am to 3pm.

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Rotorua offers a vibrant shopping experience, from galleries and gift shops offering both traditional and contemporary Māori crafts to department stores and fashion boutiques. Rotorua’s city centre has more than 300 retail outlets, from major chain stores and boutiques to specialty stores, galleries and craft outlets. One of the real highlights of shopping here is the superb range of Māori arts and crafts. The city’s galleries, souvenir outlets and gift shops stock some exquisite examples, from beautiful wood carvings inlaid with bone and paua (abalone) to Māori weaving and designer jewellery crafted from natural products like flax, paua, greenstone (jade), gourds, bone and shell. Often carvings have their own special story to tell about the region and its people. Look for the toi iho™, which is used to identify authentic and quality Māori crafts. You can watch the carvers and weavers at work at Mountain Jade and Te Puia, and Tamaki Māori Village also has a fine display of indigenous work. If you’d like to visit some local artists and craftspeople, pick up a copy of the Rotorua Arts Trail from the information centre on Fenton Street.

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Other shopping goodies include fashion wear from the country’s leading designers, gems and crystals, contemporary New Zealand art, geothermal cosmetics, New Zealand made souvenirs and skincare products. Overseas visitors who get their purchase sent home directly by the retailer do not have to pay GST.

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Mountain Jade 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 349 1828 sales@mountainjade.co.nz www.mountainjade.co.nz

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The Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 0110 redwoods@rdc.govt.nz www.redwoods.co.nz The place to go to find an extra-special keepsake to remind you of your visit, or for a beautiful gift that will make someone smile. Quality New Zealand-made and natureinspired giftware in a beautiful location. All profits from the shop support the maintenance of tracks and facilities.

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Willow Fashion Boutique 2/289 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 1803 willowboutique@xtra.co.nz www.willowboutique.co.nz Established in October 2008 Willow has become a destination store for Rotorua’s latest fashion with parking outside the main door. Top New Zealand designs in store, including Trelise Cooper, Robyn Mathieson, @emgirl, Art Style plus many more.. Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10.00am-6.00pm Sat 10.00am-3.00pm Sun 10.30am -1.00pm

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Pounamu (Jade/Greenstone) carving is an ancient craft. See our artisans at work, and hear many stories of the stone in a personalised tour of the artists’ studio. As true Jade specialists, Mountain Jade believes quality control is paramount, sourcing the best quality material, best designs, and providing the best service.


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Extensive range of quality, NZ-made, handcrafted native wooden gifts and a wonderful range of gifts inspired by nature. Located in the beautiful Redwood Forest only 5 minutes drive from the city centre. Enjoy & explore for FREE while you are here. All profits from the shop support the maintenance of tracks and facilities. Visit the Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre for more information. OPEN 7 DAYS, Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Phone: 07 350 0110 redwoods@rdc.govt.nz www.redwoods.co.nz

Donna Walsh P:(07) 348 1803 F: (07) 348 1802 289 Fenton Street, Rotorua (opposite Racecourse and Rydges Hotel, next to Urbano Bistro)

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Rotorua has a long history as a famous spa resort, thanks to the natural therapeutic values of its geothermal springs and mud Maori were the first to discover the curative properties of the region’s hot springs and for more than a century, people have come to Rotorua from all over the world to enjoy the restorative benefits of its thermal water and mud. The city’s heritage Bath House, which now houses the Rotorua Museum, first opened back in 1908. In its heyday, it offered baths, mud treatments and other therapies to some 70,000 people a year. You can still bathe in the thermally heated waters at the restored Blue Baths and take a trip through the old changing rooms – now a museum bringing to life the building’s colourful spa history. Today, the city’s spas and beauty clinics continue to offer a full range of health spa and beauty treatments. Indulge in a luxurious Lithos (stone) massage or relax and enjoy the therapeutic qualities of a natural mud bath or mineral pool. The popular Polynesian Spa has a selection of 26 hot mineral baths perfect for relaxing those tense muscles and you can also enjoy the spa’s legendary Aix Spa massages. Spa at QE offers a range of contemporary treatments making use of the region’s mineral waters and mud.

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Polynesian Spa Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s leading international spa, with a range of mineral pools to soak in and relax. Choose from the Lake Spa, overlooking Lake Rotorua, which has four shallow hot mineral rock pools set to a sublime 36–42 degrees. Or try the adult pools and Priest Spa, with seven mineral pools from 38–42 degrees. A family spa and treatments are also available. Opening hours: Open daily 8am-11pm (spa therapies (10am-7pm).

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua, Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, Rotorua. • Phone 347 1234 ext 5. www.millenniumrotorua@millenniumhotels.co.nz Reward your Soul..... let our experienced therapists pamper you with an indulgent treatment. Spend time relaxing in a spa, sauna or thermally heated swimming pool. Massage, Beauty, Thermal Mud wraps. Open Daily. Licensed. Opening hours: Open seven days a week until 8.00pm.

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From luxury hotels, easy and tidy motels and apartments to friendly backpacker hostels; from bright lights city central to B&B rooms with a view, or conference facilities close to relaxing mud pools, Rotorua has room for you. Look for the Qualmark star rating system to ascertain how an accommodation property has been independently rated. The Qualmark star system rates various categories of accommodation in New Zealand and is a reliable indication of the standard of facilities. You can also ask to see the room – inspection should be welcome. Hotels generally offer tea/coffee making facilities, a bathroom and an onsite restaurant and bar. Motel units and apartments are ideal for travellers who prefer to do their own cooking, and usually offer self-contained kitchens. If you’re on a fixed budget, try some of the backpacker or youth hostel accommodation with communal facilities. Many offer extra facilities such as swimming pools, bars and internet connection. Holiday parks are another good alternative, providing cabins or camping in a more peaceful rural setting, or opt for a taste of luxury at a lakeside lodge or B&B. For a few more of life’s luxuries, there are plenty of hotels, motels and self-contained apartments. To find out more, visit jasons.co.nz/rotorua/accommodation.

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Phone: +64 7 348 4079 Freephone 0508 REGENT (734368) Email: info@regentrotorua.co.nz

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4 Barnard Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 9497 braeside@clear.net.nz www.braeside.bestwestern.co.nz FREE OF SULPHUR FUMES. Opposite Skyline Skyrides, Rainbow Springs, Kiwi Encounter. Quiet grounds including trout steam and beautiful walks Studios, 1 & 2 brm units, most with private spa. Heated pool, mini golf, children’s playground, restaurant and bar. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. Tariff: $120-$210 Qualmark rated: ++++ Motel.

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Classic Tresco Thermal Oasis B & B 3 Toko Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 9611 Freephone 0800 873 726. stay@trescorotorua.co.nz www.trescorotorua.co.nz Relax in your own private 100% geothermal hot pool (39°-42°C) and enjoy geothermal central heating in winter. Located on a quiet street, with just a 3 minutes walk to the city, and off-street parking. Recommended by Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. Tariff: From $80 single, From $120 double. Qualmark rated: ++++ Motel.

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Copthorne Hotel Rotorua Fenton St, Rotorua • Phone 07 348 0199 www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/copthornerotorua Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with comfortingly agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua (formerly Kingsgate Hotel Rotorua) is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore this geothermal wonderland. This hotel has 110 rooms available. Tariff: From $195

Geneva Motor Lodge 299 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 6033 relax@genevamotorlodge.co.nz www.genevamotorlodge.co.nz A modern motel complex conveniently situated on Fenton Street. We offer a range of accommodation with superb services and facilities. Whether on business or holiday you will find a relaxing stay at Geneva Motor Lodge. Tariff: From $122 Qualmark rated: ++++ Motel.

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Rotorua Planet Backpackers Waiariki House, 1080 Eruera Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 2550. rotoruaplanetbackpackers@xtra.co.nz www.rotoruaplanetbackpackers.co.nz Centrally located with modern facilities and informative travel desk. Single, twin, quad and larger dorms. 24-hour access, SKY TV, large shared modern kitchen, dining and laundry facilities, close to supermarkets, shops, shopping mall, restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and spa. Tariff: From $25

Regent Of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 4079 info@regentrotorua.co.nz www.regentrotorua.co.nz The Regent of Rotorua is Rotorua’s newest 5-star luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa located in the heart of Rotorua adjacent to the restaurant zone and lakefront. Each of the rooms and suites are exquisitely designed with all today’s mod cons including free Wi-Fi. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, thermal mineral pool and mini gym. Tariff: FRom $199 Qualmark rated: +++++ Hotel.

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Rotorua’s only Qualmark 4-star B&B with a 100% geothermal, private hot pool. Located on a quiet street, with just a 3 minutes walk to the city, and off-street parking. Our home is smoke free. Relax in your own private geothermal hot pool (39–42°C) and enjoy geothermal central heating in winter. Classic Tresco is recommended by Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. Rates: $80-120 Single, $120200 Double, $150-280 Triple. The rates include a Continental & cooked breakfast. FREE Wi-Fi & GST.

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R elax inC omfort • FREE ULTRA FAST FIBRE WIRELESS BROADBAND to all Units • 14 Modern, Clean, Spacious Units 2brm, 1brm & Studios • All units with Spa Bath’s or Own Courtyard Self Filled Spa Pools • Kitchen Facilities, Room Service Breakfast & Restaurant Meal options • 42” LED Flat Screen TV’s all units (inc extra 26” TV in Family Units • SKY Digital TV • I/Net Kiosk at Reception • Corporate Benefits • Genuine Kiwi Owned & Operated

299 Fenton Street, Rotorua | Phone 07 348 6033 Fax 07 349 1363 | Email relax@genevamotorlodge.co.nz Web www.genevamotorlodge.co.nz Reservations 0800 333 002 Hosts: Sheryll & Bill O’Dwyer

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Emergencies & Medical Centres Police, Fire and Ambulance, phone 111. Rotorua Central Police Station is located at 1190–1214 Fenton Street, phone 07 348 0099. Lakes Primecare Accident and Urgent Medical Care Centre, corner Arawa and Tutanekai Streets. Phone 07 348 1000.

Banks & ATMS Trading banks are normally open Monday–Friday, 9am–4.30pm, and most have ATMs (money machines).

Taxis Rotorua Taxis 07 348 1111

Vehicle Rentals Motorhome and campervan companies offer fully-equipped mobile homes and a wide selection of rental cars is available. You need to be 21 years to hire a rental vehicle and have a current licence.

Carparks Rotorua Carpark Building, on Pukuatua Street, has space for 244 cars. Monday-Friday 7.30am-6pm.

Departure tax Passengers departing from Rotorua Airport must pay a NZD$5 departure tax after check-in and prior to proceeding to the departure lounge.

Foreign Exchange NZ Post will convert foreign cash to $NZ without commission at any PostShop. Travelex Foreign Exchange, i-SITE Tourism Rotorua Information & Travel Centre, 1167 Fenton Street. Phone 07 348 0373.

GST Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 15% is applied to all goods and services, except for duty-free purchases.

Postal Services Rotorua Post Shop & Post Restante, 1189 Hinemoa Street. Open Monday to Friday 7.30am–5pm; Saturday 8.30am-4pm.

Visitor Information i-SITE Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton Street. Open daily, 8am–5.30pm. Phone 07 348 5179 or freephone 0800 768 678. Email info@rotoruanz.com; visit www.rotoruaNZ.com

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Taupo is famous the world over for its trout fishing and adventure, while Waitomo draws crowds with its magnificent limestone caves, whereas Waikato has hobbits and kiwi birds! Taupo In a region that stretches from Orakei Korako in the north, to magnificent Tongariro National Park in the south, you’ll find snowcapped mountains, the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, pristine native bush, bubbling mud pools and geysers, and one of the world’s only Dual World Heritage Areas. Cast your line for a fat trout or get an adrenalin rush with a spot of bungy jumping, jet-boating or off-road quadbiking. Waitomo If you’re staying in Rotorua, then you’re just a jump away from one of New Zealand’s favourite natural attractions. Deep beneath the ground, the vast Waitomo Caves are full of eerie stalactites and stalagmites lit by millions of tiny glowworms. One of the amazing adventure options is to abseil into the spectacular Lost World cavern.

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Waikato Matamata, otherwise known to Lord of the Rings fans as Hobbiton has a become a destination in itself, where you can check out the homes of Bilbo and Frodo set amidst the rolling lush green Waikato countryside. While you’re in the area, be sure to pay a visit to New Zealand’s ‘kiwi town’, Otorohanga, where there’s a breeding centre for the endangered kiwi bird.

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Cnr Spa Road & AC Baths Avenue, Taupo Phone 07 376 0350  ecreception@taupo.govt.nz www.taupo.govt.nz AC Baths and Hot Pools Taupō features a huge leisure pool with tarzan swing and bombing zone. We also have private thermal mineral pools with hot natural water – pure bliss. The complex has two large 60m hydro slides for thrill seekers. Located just four minutes from the Taupō town centre – the facility is ideal for the whole family in any weather. On site we have two 25m lane pools to keep up with fitness training and aqua exercise. see display ad page 104 Opening Hours: 6am to 9pm daily. Price: $3–18 entry.

HEliPRO Taupo 33 Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo • Phone +64 7 377 8805 or 0800 435 477 • taupo@helipro.co.nz • www.helipro.co.nz HELiPRO TAUPO offer local scenic flights over Huka Falls, Maori Rock Carvings and geothermal areas. Further south fly over the majestic volcanoes of the Tongariro world heritage park and land in the wilderness of the Kaimanawa Forest Park or to the north explore the distant volcano of Mt Tarawera. There really is no better way to appreciate this diverse scenery than with an unforgettable Helipro Scenic Flight. see display ad page 106 Price: From $99 per person. Child under 2 is free. Subject to: Minimum passenger numbers. Duration: On demand.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours 501 Buckland Rd, Matamata • Phone 07 888 1505 or 0508 4 HOBBITON • office@hobbitontours.com www.hobbitontours.com Discover the real Middle-earth™ on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt and can be seen as it appeared in the films. The Green Dragon™ Inn is now open and is a special feature of our tours. see display ad page 114 Matamata Departures: Price: $75 adult, $37.50 youth(10-14yrs), $10 child(5-9yrs). Duration: 2 hours approx. Opening hours: 7 days, from 9.30am.

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Huka Falls River Cruise GPS 630 Aratiatia Rd, Aratiatia Rapids Carpark, Taupo. Freephone 0800 278 336 • www.hukafallscruise.co.nz Our cruise is the only way you can stand above the turbulent white water below Huka Falls and experience the awesome power. There is much more to see when river cruising including birdlife, native bush, natural hotsprings, Taupo’s famous trout and more. Take a swim in the crystal clear water. A great cruise for photography and fantastic value. We provide tea and coffee. Maximum 48 passengers. see display ad opposite Departures: 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm all year, plus 4.30pm summer. Phone to confirm time and availability. Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes. Price: Adult $37, child $15.

i-SITE Visitor Information Centre Tongariro Street, Taupō • Phone 0800 LAKE TAUPŌ (0800 525 382) • info@GreatLakeTaupo.com www.GreatLakeTaupo.com There’s nothing like talking to a local. To really get the low down on our place talk to the team at Taupō i-SITE. They are friendly. They live there. They get why you’ll visit and never want to leave. If you’re wondering where to stay they know what’s close to what, who puts chocolates on your pillow and who can save you a fortune. If you’re wondering what to do, they know the stuff that will create life-long memories, change you forever and make you glad to be alive. see display ad pages 102-103 Opening hours: 8.30am–5pm daily.


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Our cruise is the only way you can stand above the turbulent white water below Huka Falls and experience the awesome power. There is much more to see when river cruising including birdlife, native bush, natural hotsprings, Taupo’s famous trout and more. Take a swim in the crystal clear water. A great cruise for photography and fantastic value. We provide tea and coffee. Maximum 48 passengers.

GPS 630 Aratiatia Road, Aratiatia Rapids Carpark, Taupo Freephone 0800 278 336 • www.hukafallscruise.co.nz

Hukafalls Jet Wairakei Park,Taupo • Phone 07 374 8572 reservations@hukafallsjet.com www.hukafallsjet.com Hukafalls Jet offers a half hour of thrills, fun and excitement. Speed along a beautiful river, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs. Combine 360 degree spins and whiz past nature incredibly close at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do experience. Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company permitted to go to the base of the Huka Falls. see display ad page 107 Price: $109 adult, $65 child. Duration: Allow 30 minutes. Opening hours: 9am–4pm winter.

Huka Prawn Park Karetoto Road, Wairakei, Taupo Phone 07 374 8474 • info@hukaprawnpark.co.nz www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz Taupo’s iconic and unique family playground, Huka Prawn Park, has acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun. Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages, whether you are a lover of the local delicacy or not. Packed with cool and quirky activities throughout the park, you will want to stay all day! see display ad page 107 Price: $26 adult, $15 children. Duration: Allow 25 minutes for park tours. Opening hours: 9.30am–4pm daily.

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Rapids Jet Nga Awa Purua Road, off Rapids Road, Aratiatia, Taupo Phone 0800 Rapids (727 437) info@rapidsjet.com www.rapidsjet.com Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s best white water Jet Boat Ride, Rapids Jet. Operating on the biggest commercial jet boating rapids, shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear water, trout spot and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga Awa Purua rapids. One 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush you won’t ever forget! see display ad page 110 Price: $105 adult, $60 child. Duration: 35minutes. Opening hours: Winter - 10am-4pm.

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Skydive Taupo Taupo Airport, Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Phone 0800 373 335 • info@skydivetaupo.co.nz www.skydivetaupo.co.nz NZ’s No. 1 customer focused tandem skydive dropzone. Now offering a FREE return shuttle service from Rotorua. Being an owner operated company , our focus is on making your tandem skydive experience an unforgettable encounter. Whether you choose our unique one-onone handycam (where you choose the music), or our freefall cameraman (no group DVD here). We guarantee you “The experience of a lifetime”. see display ad page 111 Price: Starting from $249 for 12,000ft jump. Duration: Allow 2.5–3 hours. Opening hours: From 7am–9pm daily.

Taupo Bungy 202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 0800 888 408 www.taupobungy.co.nz Taupo Bungy’s unique cantilever platform projects out 47 metres from the cliff-top, above the waters of the Waikato River. Whether you choose to bungy solo or tandem, their highly trained crew will make sure you have an exhilarating and safe bungy experience. If you want to add even more thrills to your jump, why not try a water touch? Choose a hand touch or full body dunk. see display ad page 117 Price: $169 per person. Opening hours: 9.30am-4.00pm winter, 9.30am-5.00pm summer.

Taupo Cliffhanger 202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 0800 888 408 www.taupobungy.co.nz Taupo Cliffhanger offers a feet-first mind-blowing rush. Swingers can choose a countdown or the surprise option. The release cord is pulled and the freefall kicks in. Swinging down towards the waters below, then arcing up to nearly 180 degrees, this experience reaches speeds of up to 70kph. As the swinging slows, enjoy the scenic view of the Waikato River Valley. see display ad page 117 Price: $119 per adult, $89 per child. Opening hours: 9.30am-4.00pm winter, 9.30am-5.00pm summer.

Taupo Quad Adventures 1475 State Highway 1, Taupo Phone 07 377 6404 • info@taupoquads.co.nz www.taupoquads.co.nz Come and experience the Taupo Volcanic region as never before on an unforgettable off road quad bike adventure. Riding 250cc Suzuki Sports Quads over adventurous, scenic fern clad native bush trails. These quads are great fun for the novice through the experienced riders, trails to suit all levels of ability. No experience or licence required. The Team at Taupo Quad Adventures are ready to give you an awesome kiwi experience that you won’t forget and will leave long lasting memories! see display ad page 116 Price: 1 Hour Ride-$95pp 2 Hour Ride-$155pp Duration: 1 or 2 hours Opening hours: From 8.30am.


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Taupo Tandem Skydiving Anzac Memorial Drive, Wharewaka, Taupo Phone 07 377 0428 • skydive@tts.net.nz www.taupotandemskydiving.com Taupo Tandem Skydiving is the original tandem drop zone in New Zealand, and have been skydiving over the Lake Taupo region since 1992. Their tandem masters are second to none, with tens of thousands of jumps under their belts, so you couldn’t be in safer hands. Choose to jump from two heights, 12,000 feet (45 seconds freefall) and 15,000 feet (almost a minute in freefall). TTS now offers free return transport from Rotorua to Taupo! see display ad page 115 Price: Starts from $249 for 12,000ft jump. Duration: Allow 2–3 hours. Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset, 362 days a year.

Tongariro River Rafting The Rafting Centre, Atirau Road, Turangi, Freephone 0800 10 10 24. info@trr.co.nz www.trr.co.nz Tongariro River’s most experienced rafting operator rafting the Tongariro since 1988. No experience necessary. All our guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and the company is 100% compliant with Maritime New Zealand requirements. Packages include lunch in summer or hot swim and hot soup in winter. Combo deal with Hukafalls Jet + H2-Ohh. see display ad page 112 Price and duration: Dependent on package chosen. Opening hours: From 9am

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley (see pg 54) 2 Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter (see pg 45) 3 Agrodome (see pg 29)

8

Redwood Forest (see pg 65)

9

HeliPro (see pgs 31, 106)

10 Amaze Me (see pg 34) 11 Kaitiaki Rafting (see pg 35)

4

Mitai (see pg 40)

5

Skyline Skyrides

6

Polynesian Spa (see pg 53)

7

Te Puia (see ad on pg 69 and back cover)

8

Rotorua Canopy Tours (see pg 56)

Accommodation 13 Geneva Motor Lodge

(see pg 98)

30

33

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TE POHU BAY

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LAKE ROTOKAWAU

MOKOIA ISLAND

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State Highway Number

20

State Highway

TE MATAWERA BAY

Geothermal Area

TE KARAMURANU BAY

TAURANGANUI BAY

Boat Ramp ROTORUA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HANNAHS BAY

Airport

AIKAWAU/HANNAH’S BAY

District Boundary

GAEHE/HOLDEN’S BAY

30

LAKE OKATAINA

OWHATA

6 Polynesian Spa OTANGIMOANA BAY

Lake Tarawera Lakes District

LYNMORE

LAKE OKAREKA

LAKE TIKITAPU (BLUE LAKE)

LAKE TAREWERA

PUNAROMIA

KOTUKUTUKU BAY

HAWAIKI BAY

BURIED VILLAGE

LAKE ROTOKAKAHI (GREEN LAKE)

TE HINAU BAY

1 Waimangu Volcanic Valley 5

What to do. Where to ay. How to get there .

MOURA BAY

Jasons Maps

12 Whakarewarewa (see pg 55)

Tauranga

HOLDENS BAY

119


120

Rotorua Central Rotorua Museum (see ad on pg49)

5

Tamaki Maori Village (Booking office) (see ad on pg66)

LA KE RD

Accommodation 6

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Kawarau Jet (see ad on pg28)

4

YHA Rotorua

Pig & Whistle Garden Bar & 7 Restaurant (see ad on pg81) 8

Lime Café (see ad on pg78)

9

Bistro 1284 (see ad on pg83)

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Bars and Restaurants

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Polynesian Spa (see ad on pg53)

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Rotorua Duck Tours (see ad on pg38)

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10 The Regent Room Restaurant

(see ad on pg82)

TAR EWA RD

11 Lone Star (see ad on pg85) 12 Capers Epicurean (see ad on pg75) 13 Mac's Steakhouse (see ad on pg85)

Hamilton

Shopping 14 Mountain Jade (see ad on pg88) 15 Rotorua Central Shopping Mall

TA RE WA RD

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Activities

Transport

TAR EWA PL

16 Rotorua Taxis 17 Grumpy’s Transfers & Tours ST

18 Naked Bus

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SULPHUR POINT WILDLIFE SANCTURY

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RANOLF ST

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7

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For more information refer to advert on page 71

WHAKAUE ST

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Pig & Whistle Garden Bar & Restaurant

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WHARE AROHA HOSPITAL

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RANGIURU ST

PUKEROA ST

F ST OL RAN

FREE THERMAL AREA

WHAKAUE ST

MOTUTARA GOLF COURSE

FENTON ST

8

KUIRAU PARK

i-SITE Visitor Centre

Kawarau Jet

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ST

State Highway

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State Highway Number

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Geothermal Area

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LAKE RD

6

Hospital Boat Ramp

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FR EE Autumn 2014

New Zealand’s premier Māori cultural centre and home of the world famous Pohutu geyser

ROTORUA What’s On

ouchers Guide • Maps • V

OGO Rotorua

OPEN EVERY DAY

Hemo Road, Rotorua Freephone 0800 TE PUIA 0800 83 7842 reservations@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com

see What’s Hot page 14

see pg 5

What to do. Where to ay. How to get there .


FR EE Autumn 2014

New Zealand’s premier Māori cultural centre and home of the world famous Pohutu geyser

ROTORUA What’s On

ouchers Guide • Maps • V

OGO Rotorua

OPEN EVERY DAY

Hemo Road, Rotorua Freephone 0800 TE PUIA 0800 83 7842 reservations@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com

see What’s Hot page 14

see pg 5

What to do. Where to ay. How to get there .

Rotorua What's On Autumn 2014  
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