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Welcome

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Haere Mai. Welcome to Rotorua – New Zealand’s Thermal Capital. Famous for its spectacular thermal areas, vibrant Maori 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 fishing, boating and watersports. Rotorua’s rich Maori heritage gives an added cultural dimension to your holiday. 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. We provide all the latest events in our What’s On calendar, as well as easy to use maps, handy information to help you with accommodation, shopping, dining and transport, and plenty of great ideas for sightseeing and activities. Enjoy your stay in Rotorua, New Zealand’s Thermal Capital.

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Contents

Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers geysers, Te Puia ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

Rotorua at a Glance ............................................. 07 What’s Hot ........................................................... 10 Useful Information ............................................... 16 What’s On ............................................................ 18 Activities .............................................................. 28 Shopping .............................................................. 79 Dining Out ........................................................... 85 Accommodation ................................................. 102 Health & Beauty/Wellness & Spas ......................108 Transport & Rentals ............................................. 110 Around Rotorua ................................................... 112 Rotorua Maps ...................................................... 130

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Maori Language

Carved Waka paddle ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori culture, is the perfect destination to enrich your spirit by learning and understanding a little of the indigenous language. To learn some basic Maori language and Maori terminology audio examples are available on the Destination Rotorua website: www.rotoruaNZcom/culture/maori

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 Information Center and Convention Centre ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

Rotorua is famous the world over for its vibrant Maori 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, water-filled craters. The city nestles beside the region’s largest such crater, Lake Rotorua. The heart of the city is Tutanekai Street, which runs through the centre of Rotorua almost to the lakefront. Hotels, museums and other central attractions can be found on or close to Fenton Street. The small village of Ngongotaha is just 8km from the city centre and offers great trout fishing in its local stream. Rotorua is well known for its vast array of adventure activities. These include unique experiences invented by Kiwis, such as bungy jumping, jetboating, zorbing and the city’s newest adventure, shweebing.

Rotorua Area The surrounding lake district encompasses a chain of beautiful lakes renowned for their fishing, including Lakes Rotoiti, Okataina, Rotoma and Tikitapu (Blue Lake). The lakes provide trout fishing, boating, kayaking and hot springs to enjoy. Near Lake Tarawera, you can visit the famous Buried Village, which was covered by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. 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. The region’s rivers – in particular the Rangitaiki and the Kaituna – offer more thrills with whitewater rafting and kayaking options.

Taupo, Bay of Plenty & Waitomo South of Rotorua lies a second magnificent thermal region, Taupo, famous for its trout fishing and the thundering Huka Falls. To the north are the Bay of Plenty towns of Tauranga and Whakatane, and the Waitomo region, home to the vast underground caverns of the magnificent Waitomo Caves. browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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Wai-O-Tapu - Champagne Pool © Wai-O-Tapu

Wai-O-Tapu Thousands of years in the making, this is a geothermal wonderland. At Wai-O-Tapu you can explore Zealand’s most colourful natural volcanic area. Walks through this unique geothermal area take between 30 and 75 minutes and there will be no shortage of photo opportunities as you visit a wide range of features including the Champagne Pool, coloured hot and cold springs, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. With a natural bush setting, the Lady Knox geyser erupting daily at 10.15am will take your breath away. The ever-active ‘Mud Pool’ nearby makes it even more spectacular. There’s a first class Visitor Centre that incorporates a café and shops so you can buy a memento and learn all you want to about this amazing area. Venue: Wai-O-Tapu – 29km south of Rotorua on SH5. Ph: 07 366 6333. www.waiotapu.co.nz

Jelly Bean Concept Store and Art Gallery– Skyline Rotorua New Zealand’s first Jelly Bean Concept Store and Art Gallery has opened at Skyline Rotorua. The world famous Jelly Belly Gourmet jelly bean company has over 100 different scrumptious flavours of jelly beans; the Bean Boozled winning wheel, and a jelly bean Gallery featuring famous artworks replicated using thousands of jelly beans. This is one store sure to excite the sweet tooth in all of us. From Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa made with over 17,000 jelly beans, to Van Gogh’s Starry Night boasting over 11,500 beans, the large-scale artworks on show are just incredible. When you arrive you will be greeted by the Skyline Luge Superhero, Captain Gravity, who has been immortalised using over 25,000 jelly beans. You can’t miss him – he’s the one with a jelly bean luge cart. ‘The PicknMix’ boxes are great if you can’t decide which flavours you like. Feeling adventurous? Play Bean Boozled! Two identical beans to try = one yummy flavor and one yucky flavour. Are you game enough to give it a try? Venue: Skyline Rotorua, Fairy Springs Road. Ph: 07 347 0027. www.skyline.co.nz/rotorua


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Agroventures Swoop Hero © Agroventures

Agroventures Adventure Park Agroventures offers truly unique New Zealand adventures for men, women and children of all ages; from adrenalin junkies and speed demons, to those who enjoy a more low-key experience. Located just north of Rotorua, they offer five exhilarating activities all conveniently located within 60 metres of each other. Agroventures is the home of the Shweeb – the world’s only human powered monorail racetrack. Hanging in cycling pods from an overhead rail, you can race at up to 45kmph against the clock, friends or foes, over a 600m track. Then there’s the Agrojet – the only commercial jet sprint experience in the world; Freefall Xtreme the only body flying experience in NZ; and our Bungy and Swoop are unique, iconic New Zealand adventures. Try one, or try them all, we guarantee Agroventures has something for everyone! Venue: 1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha. FreePhone: 0800 949 888. www.agroventures.co.nz

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Traditional handcarved waka, Mitai ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

Mitai Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic introduction to Maori Culture incorporating a hangi (in-the-ground cooked traditional meal), an educational cultural performance that encompasses stories of the past, traditional 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 finale. Where else can you witness warriors in traditional dress paddling waka (ancient warrior canoes)? You can also visit the only glow worms in their natural habitat in Rotorua. Mitai is also home to the sacred Fairy Spring that releases over twenty four million litres of pure spring water every day. In Maori mythology it is the location where the Fairy People (Patupaiarehe) would descend the slopes of Mt Ngongotaha at night to visit the springs, and drink from the waters of life. Courtesy transport is available from accommodations within the Rotorua city limits. Bookings are essential. Venue: 196 Fairy Springs Road, Ngongotaha. Ph: 07 343 9132. www.mitai.co.nz

Wonderful World of Blueberries – Mamaku Blue The only Blueberry Experience of its type in New Zealand, this is your chance to see and taste these ‘Little Globes of Health’ up close. Often cited as a ‘Superfood’, you will find more blueberry products here than you ever thought possible! The Specialist Blueberry Shop offers free tastings plus there’s a Blueberry Café. Treat yourself to a ‘Real Fruit Ice Cream’; get some Blueberry Chocolates or pick up some Bath Time luxuries to take home. Mamaku Blue’s famous Pure Blueberry Juice is currently the subject of a research study at Massey University; they’re looking at its health properties. If you want to know more visit Mamaku Blue online and read some of the testimonials from people who drink it. Some have called it a ‘Super Food in a Bottle’. Free entry. Open 9.30am–5pm. Venue: Mamaku Blue. Ph: 07 332 5840. www.mamakublue.co.nz


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River Rats Kaituna © River Rats Raft and Kayak

River Rats Raft and Kayak Say Happy Birthday to the team at River Rats Raft & Kayak – they’re celebrating 30 years in business in October! They’re also very proud to be situated in one of world’s best outdoor playgrounds; and to be the only raft company in New Zealand with a Qualmark Enviro Gold award. They’re also founding members of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter, so you know that their dedication to the environment is as important as their commitment to quality. There are four raft trips on offer, ranging from a gentle grade 2 trip on the Rangitaiki that’s suitable for children aged five and up; through to the Kaituna River which features the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. Conveniently situated near the Ohau Channel, it’s great for those who hire a freedom kayak as there is easy access to both Lake Rotorua and Rotoiti. Remember, there are plenty of freedom hire and guided options; and, with delivery available to other Rotorua lakes, you’re free to choose your own adventure. Venue: River Rats Raft and Kayak, 391State Highway 33, Rotorua. Ph: 07 345 6543. www.riverrats.co.nz

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HELiPRO Fly with HELiPRO and land on the summit of sacred Mt Tarawera, then try to comprehend the earth forces that created this awe inspiring volcanic icon. Mt Tarawera is a series of rhyolite domes that were fissured down the middle by a basaltic eruption in 1886. The main peaks include Tarawera and Wahanga Peak, and the summit is 1111m high. From that summit you’ll take in unobstructed views of the volcano’s magnificent craters, domes as well as our famous Lakes district, which is beyond-belief beautiful. Complemented with informative commentary, this is much more than a flight. It is an experience to remember, and HELiPRO are the only ones that can offer it. Duration: approximately 40 minutes. Venue: HELiPRO. Ph: 07 357 2512. Free Phone: 0800 HELiPRO. www.helipro.co.nz

HELiPRO – Mt Tarawera View

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Zorb Zydro

Zorb Zydro

ZORB ZORB is an iconic, ingenious New Zealand adventure activity that is expanding worldwide. Here’s your opportunity to experience it at the flagship site, the ‘home of ZORB’! ZORB Rotorua boasts four unique tracks and eight different ride variations to enjoy. The Zydro (wet) ride is the wildest. You, a few litres of water in your original ZORB globe and a zig-zag track to negotiate. The Zorbit (dry) is the most extreme ride. You’re strapped into place in a specially designed safety harness inside your ZORB globe and sent tumbling head over heels down a straight track giving you a sense of weightlessness and G-force! Whether you’re riding or only watching, ZORB is a great activity for the whole family. You will definitely enjoy yourself. Venue: Corner Western Road and State Highway 5, Ngongotaha. Ph: 07 357 5100. Free Phone: 0800 22 74 74. www.zorb.com browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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Useful Information

Accident & Emergency Medical Centres Lakes Primecare Accident and Urgent Medical Care Centre, corner Arawa and Tutanekai Streets. Phone 348 1000.

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

Carpark Rotorua Carpark Building, on Pukuatua Street, has space for 244 cars. Monday-Friday 7.30am-6pm and Saturday 8.30am-1pm.

Emergencies Police, Fire and Ambulance, phone 111. Rotorua Central Police Station is located at 1190-1214 Fenton Street, phone 348 0099.

Foreign Exchange NZ Post will convert foreign cash to $NZ without commission at any PostShop, for details visit www.nzpost.co.nz/foreigncurrency/ Travelex Foreign Exchange, i-SITE Tourism Rotorua Information & Travel Centre, 1167 Fenton Street, phone 348 0373.

GST Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 15% (15% from 1/10/10) 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 348 5179 or freephone 0800 768 678. Email info@rotoruanz.com; web www.rotoruaNZ.com


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Important Info

ROTORUA SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CHARTER The Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter is a group of tourism operators committed to continual improvement in these areas: • • • • • •

Supporting our community Acknowledging our community’s multi-cultural values Protecting and enhancing our natural environment Ef¿cient use of all available resources Statutory compliance A safe, enjoyable and informative experience for visitors

Charter member businesses are required to undergo a sustainability assessment and annual review process. Member businesses must commit annually to new actions that improve their sustainability performance.

Play your part A sustainable visitor destination exists not only on the actions of the host community, but also on the actions of its visitors.

Visit Charter member businesses look for the Charter logo in this publication or visit www.sustainableNZ.com

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What’s On

Our Backyard Poster

Exhibitions Until 9 September, Haunts of Dickens Celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth, this collection of watercolours by British artist Paul Braddon, illustrates scenes from many of Dickens’ novels. The collection was given to the Dunedin Public Library by well-known New Zealand literary figure AH Reed in 1956. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Bleak House St. Albans Paul Braddon

8–28 September, Our Backyard ‘Our Backyard’ reflects the unique character of the Rotorua landscape. It also expresses our individuality about what is right in front of us – occupying our thoughts here and now. Jill Briar, Annette Bates, John Skudder and Natascha Hartzuiker explore this theme in a range of new works. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

10 September, Our Backyard: Floor Talk Your chance to hear the artists discuss their motivations, the context of their work, and the making process. Free Entry. 2-3pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village. www.rave.org.nz

15 September–11 November, The Object of the Portrait Portraits of Maori by European artists are often full of objects. By placing these within the portrait, the artists are suggesting something about the subjects’ personalities, their cultural situation or how they fit into the world. This exhibition brings together portraits of Maori and taonga (treasures). It explores how these artists have chosen to represent physical objects made of wood, stone or fibre; and focuses on the act of artistic interpretation through which a physical object becomes a represented one. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz


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Love Token - Bridget Thornton

Until 26 September, The Eclectic Collection – Collector in the Community Throughout our lives we collect items that either capture special memories or are desirable as objects. Alex Wilson has been accumulating objects and ephemera that represent technologies that are now historic for over thirty years. These include radios, bottles, books, photographica, postcards and coins. An interesting collection for you to peruse – remember that the Museum would love to hear from you if you have an interesting collection to share. Entry: 9am–5pm daily. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

5 October–27 November, This is a LOVE Show As part of the Rotorua Arts Village’s 10th birthday, they would like you to tell them what you love in a creative way. Write a love letter or make a Valentines love gift. Maybe bring in photos, paper clippings, or memories of a good time you had at the Village over the past ten years and stick it to the gallery wall. 5pm start. Free Entry. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

Until 14 October, Nga Whakatupuranga – Generations of Weaving A selection of unique hand-woven artworks, some of which will be available for sale. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz Kumara Kete – Nga Whakatupuranga browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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In the Flick of a Tail, David Lloyd

Until October 31, 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Displaying more than 100 winning and highly-commended entries from the Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, the exhibition reminds us of the amazing wonder of the animals and wildlife that surround us. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

2–30 November, Rotorua Potters Group – Exhibition 2012 The resident potters will be out in force once more with their annual show. Come and take a look at work made on site with love by a range of artists. 5.00pm start. Free Entry. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

Until 4 November, Nga Taonga Tuku Iho – Family Treasures Developed by Rotorua Museum, Family Treasures showcases a wide range of cherished objects leant to the Museum by local children, accompanied by a label, written by the child, describing why the object is so special. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

From 10 November, Off the Wall: World of Wearable Art Taken from their historic collection, these are some of the very best costumes from The World Of WearableArt™ (WOW®). Wellington’s 3D Creative, in conjunction with the WOW® team, has created an innovative and interactive show in order to showcase the 30 garments chosen for the show. WOW® founder Suzie Moncrieff and Sir Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop selected these garments and each will each have a story that relates to the design, creativity and innovation required to produce it. Some of these garments will be accompanied by the work of a significant New Zealand artist, including Bill Hammond and Grahame Sydney, adding another level of storytelling to each piece. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814 www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz


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Daily, Nga Waru Pu Manawa Gallery – Te Puia: Kupe Sites A unique encounter with New Zealand’s past as it portrays the stories of the great Polynesian explorer Kupe, using various landmarks and places. Venue: Te Puia, Hemo Road (southern end Fenton Street), Ph: 348 9047. Visit www.tepuia.com

Daily, The Buried Village The museum houses many hundreds of objects dug from the ruins of Te Wairoa village, the settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886. Daily from 9am–4.30pm.

The Annual Rotorua Potters Show

Venue: Tarawera Road, Ph: 07 362 8287. email discover@buriedvillage.co.nz or visit www.buriedvillage.co.nz

Music First Wednesday of every month, BOP Blues Club/Jam night This is an opportunity to network with others who love the blues, both musicians and enthusiasts. As little as $5 door charge or free to BOP Blues Club members and participating musicians. (Door charge may vary on nights with featured guest musicians). www.bopblues.com

Firebird Susan Holmes

Venue: The Belgian Bar, 1151 Arawa Street, Rotorua. Ph 07 3486190. info@bopblues.com

Wednesday–Sunday, Live Music at the Pig & Whistle The historic Pig and Whistle pub has a live band every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and a solo guitarist on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Venue: The Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua. Ph: 07 347 3025. www.pigandwhistle.co.nz browse and book @ www.jasons.com

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Hot Club Sandwich © Ross Collins

Soundshell Market

26 September, Hot Club Sandwich Hot Club Sandwich have played Arts and Jazz festivals all over Australasia, presenting a combination of jazz, blues, country and old time English music hall. They’re also hugely popular for their humorous and satirical songs which often send up mainstream New Zealand’s obsessions and taboos. Gently, of course! These guys are the real deal with a good sense of humour – jazz to be enjoyed, not endured. 7.30pm–9.30pm. Tickets $20, available at Rotorua City Focus or online at www.eventfinder.co.nz Venue: Mokoia Room, Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. Ph: 07 350 0186.

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Hot Lakes Craft maker © Hot Lakes Craft Market

2, 16, 30 September; 27, 20, 21 October; 4, 18 November, Soundshell Market A Rotorua institution, the Soundshell Market always has new or handcrafted goodies for sale. Curios, collectables and antiques; there’s sure to be something that will catch your eye. Indoor and outdoor stalls mean you can browse no matter the weather. Venue: Soundshell, Memorial Drive, Rotorua.

9 September, 14 October, 11 November – Hot Lakes Craft Market This Makers’ market is full of handmade items lovingly created by local people. It’s free to take a look; you can visit our shop and exhibitions and enjoy a bite to eat! For more information. 10am–2pm The Rotorua Night Market

Venue: Rotorua Arts Village Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz


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What’s On Thursdays, The Rotorua Night Market Enjoy boutique style shopping showcasing the best the region has to offer in the arts, crafts, produce, food and artisan products. Visit www.rotoruanightmarket.co.nz and become a fan on Facebook. From 5pm. Venue: Tutanekai Street.

Special Events 9–16 September, Conservation Week 2012 Conservation Week is the national celebration for conservation with a huge range of events in Rotorua. With something for everyone be sure to grab yourself a copy of the full programme of events by heading to the Conservation Week website. Venue: Everywhere Ph: 07 349 8226. For more info: www.conservationweek.org.nz

6–27 November, Lino Block Printing Workshop Artist Tim Quirke will be taking lino-printing classes rooted in classical drawing. Learn great techniques from a brilliant teacher. 10am–2pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

Te Puia

Daily, Te Puia Watch Maori artisans at work, join the guides for a tour (on the hour from the main courtyard), or experience Te Po, an evening feast of cultural performance with storytelling, entertainment and Maori kai (indigenous food). Venue: Te Puia, Hemo Road (southern end Fenton Street), Ph: 07 348 9047. Visit www.tepuia.com

Daily, Whakarewarewa – The Living Thermal Village Discover the living culture of Whakarewarewa with guided tours hourly, and a cultural performance at 11.15am and 2pm.

Whakarewarewa

Venue: Whakarewarewa – The Living Thermal Village, Tryon Street. Ph: 07 349 3463. Visit www.whakarewarewa.com

Daily, Tamaki Maori Village A unique blend of guided tour, storytelling and character theatre that traces the story of a young Maori warrior, Uitara. Venue: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua. Ph: 0508 TAMAKI. Visit www.globalstorytellers.com Tamaki Maori Village browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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What’s On Daily, Mitai Maori Village An authentic cultural experience incorporating a ground-cooked hangi meal, cultural performance, waka and a guided bush walk including glow worms. Venue: 196 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua. Ph: 07 343 9132. Visit www.mitai.co.nz Mitai Maori Village

Daily, Agrodome Show Enter the world of a New Zealand farmer and experience the famous Agrodome Sheep Show daily at 9.30am, 11am and 2.30pm. Venue: Agrodome, Western Road, Ngongotaha. Ph: 07 357 1050. Visit www.agrodome.co.nz

Daily, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Watch the famous Lady Knox Geyser erupt, reaching heights of up to 20 metres. Daily at 10.15am. Venue: Wai-O-Tapu Loop Road, Off State Highway 5, Rotorua. Ph: 07 366 6333. Visit www.geyersland.co.nz

Daily, Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walking, hiking and boat cruises in the world’s youngest geothermal area. Venue: 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua. Ph: 07 366 6137. Visit www.waimangu.com

Wai-O-Tapu

Daily, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Visit the hatchery and nursery on the 45 minute guided Kiwi Encounter – tours hourly between 10am and 4pm. Venue: Rainbow Springs, Fairy Springs Road. Free phone 0800 724 626. Visit www.rainbowsprings.co.nz

Daily, Paradise Valley Springs See New Zealand and exotic wildlife and watch the lions being fed daily at 2.30pm. Waimangu

Venue: Paradise Valley Springs, 467 Paradise Valley Road. Ph: 07 348 9667. Visit www.paradisev.co.nz

Sports

Rainbow Springs

Paradise Valley Springs

September, October & November, Play in the Bay Play in the Bay is a calendar full of exciting ‘give it a go’ style activities and events to help you get active, have fun and try something new. Each month is themed and activities are held all over the Bay of Plenty for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Collect from: Sport Bay of Plenty office, corner Amohia & Haupapa Streets. Ph: 07 348 4125 www.sportbop.co.nz/playinthebay


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The Contact Lake Taupo Challange

24 November, The Contact Lake Taupo Challenge Taupo becomes a magnet for cyclists of all ages and abilities as they flock to take part in any one of the 12 events on offer. The main event is one of UCI’s Golden Bike Series 6 greatest cycle events worldwide, and offers spectacular scenery of the Taupo region as you compete. All the challenges are based around Lake Taupo and the surrounding area and the whole town pulls together to make it a welcoming, supportive, fun place to be. You certainly don’t have to wear Lycra to have a good time! Venue: Taupo – 80km south-west of Rotorua. Ph: 07 378 1546. www.cyclechallenge.com

For the Kids 2 September, Kids Fish Out! The Rotorua Anglers Association along with Fish and Game are holding their first ever Kids Fish Out! Children have an opportunity to learn casting skills and then guaranteed to catch their own Rainbow trout to keep. Parents with children aged from 6 years to Kids Fish Out! 14 years, are welcome. A sausage sizzle, soft drinks and teas and coffee will be available under the shared cloth area. from 9am until 3pm. For all other information please phone Terry Wood on 07 3455587 or 027 7488639 11 September, Tales by Torchlight Join Travelling Tuataras & Friends for stories and songs as you experience the magic and mystery of the forest at night. You will be enchanted! Bring warm clothes, a torch and something to sit on. Free for the whole family. Venue: Under the Sails – Redwoods Visitor Centre, Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Ph: 027 362 0888.

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World-class visitor attractions, vibrant Mãori heritage and spectacular thermal areas guarantee plenty of entertainment in Rotorua Just minutes from Rotorua’s city centre, you’ll find magnificent examples of hissing geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming fumaroles. Rotorua is a great place to experience New Zealand’s Mãori culture. You can visit a Mãori village, learn about the world famous haka and sample a succulent hangi (Mãori feast). The Rotorua Museum of Art and History 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. There are cruises on the lake, and guided tours of the city sights and the wildlife sanctuary of Mokoia Island. The adventurous can try their hand at a smorgasbord of activities 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, dirt and mountainbiking, raceline karting, or tackle the uniquely Kiwi adventures of bungy jumping, shweebing and zorbing. You’ll find plenty of family attractions to enjoy as well, 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 pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti with Pure Cruise or board a luxury cat to explore majestic Lake Tarawera with Clearwater Cruises.


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OGO ROTORUA Rotorua remains the ONLY location in New Zealand where you can experience this amazingly fun and bizarre activity. Our new site is just 5 minutes from the town centre with a 350m hill that is almost twice as long, you can ride with 1, 2 or 3 people inside the same H2OGO. 525 Ngongotaha Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua. Phone: 07 343 7676 Freephone: 0800 646 768. Email: info@ogo.co.nz www.ogo.co.nz

ADVENTURE

see ad page 32

PURE DIRT TOURS Rides and bikes for all sizes and abilities. No licence required, easy or hard options. Action packed adventure! We have access to unique forestry, undulating farmland and trails through native bush. Bookings recommended. Open 7 days. 451 Ngongotaha Rd, 1km past the Gondola, 5 mins from CBD, Phone 027 2888 243. www.puredirttours.co.nz, info@puredirttours.co.nz

ADVENTURE

see ad page 34

ZORBŽ ROTORUA Operating for over 15 years, is the iconic Rotorua adventure activity. It’s the only ZORB site in New Zealand & a must-do adventure experience. Four tracks. Eight ride variations. Unforgettable. Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua. Phone 07 357 5100, Freephone 0800 22 74 74. rotorua@zorb.com, www.zorb.com/rotorua browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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• Experience stunning views over Lake Okareka and Lake and Mt Tarawera. • Treks to accommodate all abilities. • Complimentary pick up and drop off. • 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 treklakeokareka@slingshot.co.nz • www.treklakeokareka.co.nz

HORSE TREKKING & ADVENTURE TOURS

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HORSE TREKKING LAKE OKAREKA Trek through 1500 acres of working sheep and cattle farm and 500 acres of native bush. Experience panoramic views over four lakes and Mt Tarawera. Horses for all abilities, owner-guided treks from 30 mins to 3 hours. Complimentary pick up and drop off available from city centre. 51 Acacia Road, Lake Okareka, RD5 Rotorua. Phone 07 3628185 / 0212922233. treklakeokareka@slingshot.co.nz, www.treklakeokareka.co.nz

JET BOATING & PARASAILING see ad page 43 KAWARAU JET ROTORUA Based at the city lakefront. We are only 5 minutes walk from the CBD and offer a range of jet boat options and combos. This is a must-do activity while in Rotorua. Phone 07 343 7600, Fax 07 343 7900. kjetrotorua@xtra.co.nz, www.kjetrotorua.co.nz

JET BOATING see ad opposite NEW ZEALAND RIVERJET NZ’s best jet boating combination including jet boating, geothermal, nature, hot springs, canyoning and thrills in 2.5 hours of action. Take a swim in a natural hot pool and waterfall. Rotorua’s number 1 ranked activity. Cnr Tutukau Road & State Highway 5, Taupo/Rotorua. Phone 07 333 7111, Freephone 0800 748 375. www.riverjet.co.nz

OFFROAD ADVENTURES see ad page 36 OFF ROAD NZ provides off-road 4WD adventures and entertainment for adrenalin junkies, thrill seekers, vehicle enthusiasts, couples and groups of friends. What we present is unique, fast, fun and above all… absolutely safe. 193 Amoore Road RD2, Rotorua. Phone 07 332 5748. drive@offroadnz.co.nz, www.offroadnz.co.nz Rotorua, officially New Zealand’s Best City...

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Quad rides for Kids 7 to 13 year olds

WWW.PUREDIRTTOURS.CO.NZ P: 027 2888 243 7 DAYS We have rides for ALL abilities, beginner to expert - NO LICENCE REQUIRED! OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Book a horse trek and bike ride with us, and receive a free photo CD!

see ad opposite

AGROVENTURES We pride ourselves in offering a range of unique New Zealand adventure activities – Rotorua Bungy, Swoop, Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme Body flying and the world’s first Shweeb. Located just 15 minutes north of Rotorua City Centre, all our activities offer something for couples, families and friends of all ages and abilities. 1335 Paradise Valley Road, 500m off State Highway 5, Ngongotaha, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 949 888. www.agroventures.co.nz

SKYDIVING

see ad page 39

NZONE SKYDIVE Tandem Skydive from 15,000ft. Expect sensory overload as you step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds plummet towards the ground at 200kph. Achievement doesn’t come sweeter. Skydive Hangar, Rotorua Airport, Te Ngae Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 345 7520, Fax 07 345 7569. www.nzone.biz

TREKKING see ad page 40 TE UREWERA TREKS Join one of our all-inclusive 1-4 day wilderness walks in the remote rainforests of Te Urewera, Whirinaki and around Lake Waikaremoana, brought to life by experienced local Maori guides. Pick-up Rotorua. Freephone in NZ: 0800 UREWERA (873 937). Phone 07 366 6055, Fax 07 366 6056. Postal address PO Box 83, Murupara 3062. info@teureweratreks.co.nz, www.teureweratreks.co.nz


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AGROJET

ROTORUA TORU ORUA A BUNGY

SHWEEB

SWOOP

FREEFALL XTREME

1335 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua, New Zealand ph: 0800 949 888

www.agroventures.co.nz

Great Old Timers Mighty Stories

171 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua | P: 07 347 3206 www.caterpillarexperience.co.nz | Open 7 Days 8.30 - 5.30

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WHITEWATER RAFTING/SLEDGING see ad page 48 KAITIAKI ADVENTURES Experience first-hand the unique blend of culture and adrenalin only Kaitiaki Adventures rafting and sledging can provide. No experience is necessary, full training is given. Safety is paramount, entertainment is guaranteed. Hells Gate Thermal Reserve, State Highway 30, Rotorua, Phone 07 357 2236. info@kaitiaki.co.nz, www.kaitiaki.co.nz

WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING see ad page 41 KAITUNA CASCADES RAFT & KAYAK EXPEDITIONS We will give you the safest, most enjoyable and best equipped rafting or kayaking trip on offer. With custom built rafts and great guides we operate on Kaituna, upper and lower Rangitaiki, and Wairoa rivers. Trout Pool Road, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 (KAITUNA) 524 8862, Phone 07 345 4199. kaituna.cascades@clear.net.nz, www.kaitunacascades.co.nz

WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING see ad opposite RIVER RATS RAFT & KAYAK Choose from Rafting – Kaituna Grade 5, Wairoa Grade 5, Rangitaiki Grade 3 – 4, Rangitaiki Grade 2. Sledging Trips. Kayaking – Freedom hire and guided tours. Phone 345 6543, Freephone 0800 333 900. www.riverrats.co.nz Rotorua, officially New Zealand’s Best City...

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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 our NEWEST adventure-Raceline Karting. Race one of our 390cc 4-stroke karts up to 100kph on New Zealand’s newest and longest KartSport circuit. Refer to the voucher area of this book for our discount offer

WHITEWATER RAFTING see ad page 57 WET’N’WILD RAFTING COMPANY LTD We offer a unique range of experiences from wild whitewater to leisurely scenic floats – from one hour to five days. Experienced guides take your safety seriously. 2 White Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 3191, Fax 07 349 6567. info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz, www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz

Activity CRUISE

see ad page 42

CLEARWATER CRUISES The gateway to Lake Tarawera is a totally unique and unforgettable experience that leaves you breathless. We offer trout fi shing, scenic luxury cruises including skipper, hostess & jet ski options, self drive pontoon boat and kayaks. The Landing Jetty, Lake Tarawera. Phone 07 345 6688, Freephone 0508 253 279. cruise@clearwater.co.nz, www.clearwater.co.nz

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152 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Ph: 0508 646446 / 0508 minigolf CRUISE

see ad opposite

PURE CRUISE Experience the best the Rotorua lakes have to offer aboard a sailing catamaran. Have fun helping to sail, fish, swim in the lake and hot pools. A truly unforgettable holiday experience. Yacht ‘Tiua’, Okawa Bay, Lake Rotoiti, 366 State Highway 33, Rotorua Freephone 0800 2 SAIL NZ (0800 272 456) www.purecruise.co.nz

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 38 BURIED VILLAGE A place of exceptional beauty has been created around the remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. Visit the Museum of Te Wairoa, which houses many objects dug from the ruins. Open everyday at 9am. 1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 362 8287. www.buriedvillage.co.nz, discover@buriedvillage.co.nz Rotorua, officially New Zealand’s Best City...

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KAITUNA CASCADES Raft & Kayak Expeditions “The Original Raft & Kayak Company”

Book Direct and Save $10 on Rafting plus $10 off Photo CD

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

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GATEWAY TO LAKE TARAWERA HIGHLIGHTS • Scenic cruises from 2 hours • Fully catered or BYO • Crystal clear waters • Geothermal hot springs

BOOK TODAY

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Fishing specialists Luxury charters including jet ski option Lake experiences tailored to suit you Majestic volcanic landscapes Self drive pontoon and kayak hire

Ph 07 345 6688 or Freephone 0508 253 279 cruise@clearwater.co.nz

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 52 MITAI MÃORI VILLAGE An authentic cultural experience incorporating ground-cooked hangi meal, cultural performance, waka and guided bush walk including glowworms. 196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Phone 343 9132. reservations@mitai.co.nz, www.mitai.co.nz

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 77 TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE NZ’s most awarded cultural experience! Step into a traditional Maori village, deep within an ancient Tawa forest. Experience a 3 ½ hour evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting! 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua. Freephone 0508 TAMAKI (826 254) bookings@maoriculture.co.nz, www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 56 TE PO Te Puia’s new evening cultural experience, a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Mãori kai (indigenous food). Feel the spirit of Te Puia at night and experience our heritage - a living legacy of people, culture and place. Hemo Rd (southern end Fenton St), Freephone 0800 837 7842. www.tepuia.com

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parasailing

SPEED SPINS ADRENALIN AT THE ROTORUA LAKEFRONT

jetboating SPEED, SPINS, ADRENALINE Licensed to thrill. 30 minutes of adrenalin pumping action on Lake Rotorua that includes the iconic thrills and spills of New Zealand adventure Jet boating.

MANUPIRUA HOT SPRINGS Travel at high speed across scenic Lake Rotorua to the Ohau Channel, then onto Lake Rotoiti where we will take you to the beautiful and peaceful Manupirua Hot Pools for a relaxing soak. Only accessible by Boat, a true Kiwi Experience!

parasailing Sit back , relax & enjoy the exhilaration of free flight & admire the great scenery. Truly a unique experience finished by gently returning to the flight deck for a smooth landing.

Telephone +64 7 343 7600

Freephone: 0800 JET SPIN

0800 538 7746 Email: kjetrotorua@xtra.co.nz www.kjetrotorua.co.nz www.rotoruaparasailing.co.nz


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Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company operating for over ten years around Rotorua and the North Island. Visit Rotorua’s most popular natural wonders in small group tours. With half, full day and private tour options we have expert local Maori and naturalist guides to make your visit to Rotorua one you’ll never forget.

Check out our website www.eliteadventures.co.nz for all of our tour options, details and prices.

FOREST ACTIVITY

see ad page 55

THE REDWOODS AND WHAKAREWAREWA FOREST One of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets famous for its towering Californian Coastal Redwoods. Experience some of the finest walking and mountainbiking trails available. Entry is FREE. Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 0110. redwoods@rdc.govt.nz, www.redwoods.co.nz

GOLF & BASEBALL

see ad page 55

GOVERNMENT GARDENS GOLF & BASEBALL BATTING The ultimate Golf & Baseball experience in the heart of Rotorua, opposite the Events Centre. Open 8am-8pm Daily including Xmas Day. 9 Hole Golf, 18 Hole Mini golf, Baseball Batting, Driving Range. Queens Drive, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 9126. www.governmentgardensgolf.co.nz, gggolf@xtra.co.nz

MAZE

see ad page 51

aMAZEme Just 8 mins from Rotorua city is 1.4km of hedge maze that is guaranteed to challenge you. Activity play area, small animal enclosure, McGregor’s Garden. Picnics welcome. Affordable fun in picturesque park. Open 10am-4pm daily. (weather permitting). 1335 Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha (entrance from State Highway 5), Phone 357 5759. amazeme@xtra.co.nz, www.amazeme.co.nz

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FREE ENTRY

TOURS CAFE

AND GIFTS

GPS 38°.3.37.7S 176°.4.37.9E

311 Maraeroa Road, Off SH5, Mamaku, Rotorua P: 07 332 5840 www.mamakublue.co.nz

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 - include refreshments and product tastings • Banquet room for larger groups 25-100 • A smaller board room for meetings

MINI GOLF

see ad page 40

MINI GOLF NEW ZEALAND 18 holes of championship mini golf amidst native New Zealand fauna with piped music and stunning water features. American-designed for competition, your score should reflect your skill level, not merely your luck value. 152 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 343 9349, Freephone 0508 minigolf (646 446). minigolfnz@xtra.co.nz, www.minigolfnewzealand.co.nz

MUSEUM

see ad page 54

ROTORUA MUSEUM Discover Rotorua’s rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary fi gures in this ‘must see’ museum. Innovative displays, art exhibitions, cinema experiences and guided tours bring the region’s fascinating history to life. Plus, check out the new $22 million development which has opened recently. Queens Drive, Government Gardens. Phone 07 350 1814, Fax 07 349 2819 rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Attractions AGRICULTURE see ad page 37 AGRODOME The Agrodome offers an experience like no other – seeing through the eyes of a true NZ Farmer. This exciting, educational and hands-on experience is one not to be missed. Western Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 357 1050. reservations@agrodome.co.nz, www.agrodome.co.nz


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HERITAGE ATTRACTION see ad page 33 THE NEW ZEALAND CATERPILLAR EXPERIENCE Awe-inspiring world class indoor display all ages enjoy. Step back in time and explore a fascinating slice of New Zealand’s pioneering heritage. Storyboards, images and archival movies recount extraordinary tales of yesteryear. Open 7 days – rain or shine. 171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 3206. www.caterpillarexperience.co.nz

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‘have fun - get lost!’

■ Small animal enclosure ■ McGregor’s Garden ■ Monarch Butterfly House ■ Outdoor activities ■ Affordable fun ■ Open 10am-4pm (weather permitting)

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 browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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A Sacred Placeâ&#x20AC;Ś A Spiritual Place

Phone 07 343 9132 196 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua reservations@mitai.co.nz www.mitai.co.nz

Whakarewarewa Experience the uniqueness of Te Whakarewarewa, Rotoruaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only authentic living Maori village Open: 8.30am - 5pm Cultural Show: 11.15am & 2pm Guided Tours: 9am - 4pm For more information please visit: www.whakarewarewa.com Or contact us: Phone: +64 7 349 3463 Email: info@whakarewarewa.com 17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, ROTORUA


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see ad pages 2-3, 76

SKYLINE ROTORUA An all-weather, all-year-round attraction for all ages. The gondola has spectacular views, the luge is a funfilled gravity ride on a three-wheel cart, and Cableway Restaurant is famous for its ‘Best of New Zealand’ buffet. Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 0027. rotorua@skyline.co.nz, www.skyline.co.nz

LOOKOUT

see ad page 46

AORANGI PEAK LOOKOUT Take a drive up to Aorangi Peak Lookout and discover, with a coffee or bottle of beer from our café, the real beauty Rotorua has to offer by day and night. Menu available online. At the very top of Mountain Road, Rotorua. Phone 347 0036. www.aorangipeak.co.nz

NATURE PARK

see ad pages 74-75

PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK Interact with & hand-feed NZ’s wild animals, trout, native birds & farm animals. Elevated treetops walk, huge eels & more. Exciting lion feeding 2.30pm daily. Also come and pat a Lion Cub at no extra charge! 467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua. Phone 348 9667. info@paradisev.co.nz, www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz Rotorua, officially New Zealand’s Best City...

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GOVERNMENT GARDENS GOLF

& Baseball Batting

DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE GOLF & BASEBALL EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF ROTORUAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VIBRANT MAORI CULTURE AND NATURAL BEAUTY. Full 9 hole golf course 21 bay covered and floodlit driving range with practice area automated baseball batting machines to experience the thrill of hitting a home run challenging realistic 18 hole mini golf with water hazards and sand bunkers licensed bar and snacks fully stocked proshop

Open 7.30am-8pm 7 days, 365 days per year Queens Drive, Rotorua. Opposite Energy Events Centre Email gggolf@xtra.co.nz Phone 07 348 9126

www.governmentgardensgolf.co.nz

FREE to enjoy & explore

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 fitness, 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 P: 07 350 0110 redwoods@rdc.govt.nz www.redwoods.co.nz browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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

Opening hours Summer: 8am-6pm Winter: 8am-5pm | Guided Tours (Hourly) Starting 9am- last tour: 5pm (summer) 4pm (winter) | Daytime Cultural Performances 10.15am, 12.15pm, 3.15pm | Te Pō Indigenous Evening Experience Cultural performance and a Maori Cuisine meal, 6pm-9pm | Te Pō Combo Guided tour, cultural performance and a Māori cuisine meal, 4.30pm-9pm

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


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Rainbow Springs ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

NATURE PARK

see ad page 45

RAINBOW SPRINGS Rainbow Springs is a place of learning and fun! A stunning kiwi wildlife park where you can get up close and personal with all of NZ’s favourite native birds and lizards, including the kiwi and tuatara. Take a behind the scenes look at the kiwi conservation project. Walk through free flight aviaries or experience “The Big Splash” – an interactive and highly themed water ride. Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 0440. Freephone 0800 RAINBOW (724 626) info@rainbowsprings.co.nz, www.rainbowsprings.co.nz

SPA

see ad page 53

POLYNESIAN SPA New Zealand’s leading international day spa overlooking Lake Rotorua! Enjoy hot mineral bathing & spa therapies. Open daily 8am-11pm (spa therapies (10am-7pm). Lakeside, Hinemoa St, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 1328. www.polynesianspa.co.nz

THERMAL

see ad page 78

ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK 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, gushing geysers, and an extremely rare geothermal cave preserved by its isolation from the outside world. 494 Orakei Korako Rd, Taupo. Phone 07 378 3131. www.orakeikorako.co.nz

THERMAL

see ad back page

TE PUIA New Zealand’s premier geothermal and Mãori cultural experience. Silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, world famous Pohutu geyser, and exhibitions/demonstrations by New Zealand’s top Mãori artists. Open 365 days, summer 8am-6pm, winter 8am-5pm. Hemo Rd, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 837 842. reservations@tepuia.com, www.tepuia.com


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www.rotoruaducktours.co.nz Bookings Essential: Ph 07 345 6522 THERMAL

see ad page 49

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest geothermal system. Home to the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest hot water spring; beautiful mysterious â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Inferno Craterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; colourful geothermal terraces; rare plants and regenerating native forest. Walking tours and boat cruises. 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 366 6137, Fax 07 366 6607. nature@waimangu.co.nz, www.waimangu.co.nz

THERMAL

see ad page 60 and inside back cover

WAI-O-TAPU THERMAL WONDERLAND See bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am, reaching as high as 20 metres. SH5, 27km (20mins drive) south of Rotorua, 53km (40mins drive) north of Taupo. Phone 07 366 6333. info@waiotapu.co.nz, www.waiotapu.co.nz

THERMAL

see ad page 52

WHAKAREWAREWA, THE LIVING THERMAL VILLAGE Meet the local people and experience a real living thermal village. Enjoy guided tours, cultural shows, hangi meals, geyser views, historic sites, walking tracks and local arts and crafts. 17 Tryon Street, Rotorua, Phone 07 349 3463. info@whakarewarewa.com, www.whakarewarewa.com browse and book @ www.jasons.com


Abracadabra Café & Bar

Agrodome

Buy one coffee Get one free

10% Discount off specific tours

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Agroventures Adventure nture Park

Buried Village

10% Discount

10% Discount off adult admission

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Capers Epicurean

Clearwater Cruise

$40 for two Dinner Mains

FREE Extra half hour

and two glasses of Kopiko Bay Wine Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Minimum worth $70 Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Government Gardens Golf and Baseball Batting ng g

HELiPRO Rotorua

10% Discount

10% Discount

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

HELL Pizza

Indian Star

Free Garlic Loaf with any two large pizzas

10% Discount on dining only

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Kaitiaki Adventuress

Kawarau Jet Rotorua ua

Half price photoss off your awesomee rafting experiencee

10% Discount

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua


Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount off admission to the Farm Show, Farm Tour and Combo (Farm Show and Farm Tour). This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer.

Buy one coffee and get one free with this voucher. Not valid with any other offer.

Phone 07 357 1050 reservations@agrodome.co.nz www.agrodome.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 3883 anne@abracadabra.co.nz www.abracadabra.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher at the Buried Village to receive a 10% discount of adult admission price. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not Redeemable for cash.

Present this voucher and receive 10% discount off all Agroventures activities (Swoop, Shweeb, Freefall Xtreme, Agrojet or Bungy). Not applicable to the Agropass or for group/ corporate travel.

1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua Phone 07 362 8287 discover@buriedvillage.co.nz www.buriedvillage.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

1335 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua Freephone 0800 949 888 www.agroventures.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive an extra half an hour minimum worth $70. Offer applies to fishing charter and boat hire, excludes kayaks.

One voucher is valid for two people. One voucher per table. Kopiko Bay Wine may be substituted for other beverages of equal or lower value. Offer available 2.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8.30pm, 7 nights (not available with any other discount offer).

The Landing, Tarawera Road, Lake Tarawera 07 345 6688 Freephone 0508 253 279 cruise@clearwater.co.nz www.clearwater.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount. Not valid with any other offer. Offer redeemable at Helipro Rotorua. Not redeemable for cash. Hemo Road, Te Puia, Rotorua Phone 07 357 2512 rotorua@helipro.co.nz www.helipro.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount off the total bill (Dining only). Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash.

1181 Eurera Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 8818 www.capers.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive 10% discount off. Not valid with any other offer Not redeemable for cash. Queens Drive, Rotorua Opposite Energy Events Centre Email gggolf@xtra.co.nz Phone 07 348 9126 www.governmentgardensgolf.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

GOVERNMENT GARDENS GOLF

& Baseball Batting

Present this voucher and receive one free Garlic loaf with any two large pizzas. Valid only at Hell Rotorua. Not valid with any other promotion. One voucher per transaction.

1118 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Ph: 07 343 6222 www.indianstar.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

1314 Tutanekai St Rotorua 07 349 3666 0800 666 111 www.hell.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive 10% off every adult ticket purchased at Kawarau Jet. Minimum of three people required for this discount. Available on option 1. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

Present this voucher and receive half price photos. Save $17.50. Not valid with any other offer. Located within Hells Gate Volcanic Reserve.

Rotorua Lakefront, Lake Rotorua Phone 07 343 7600 kjetrotorua@xtra.co.nz www.kjetrotorua.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Phone 07 357 2236 www.kaitiaki.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12


Lime Caffeteria

Lone Star

10% Discount off your total bill

Free Lone Star loaf

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Mac’s Steaks

Mamaku Blue

10% Off evening dining

Free pot of Blueberry Jelly or Chilli

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Blueberry Experience

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Mini Golf New Zealand land

Mitai Maori Villagee

10% Discount

10% Discount off entry

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Mountain Jade

NZONE Skydive

10% Discount

Free $15 gift with your Tandem Skydivee

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

OGO Rotorua

Off Road NZ

SAVE $15.00 OFF FFF any second OGO ride

5% Discount Off Road NZ packages

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Paradise Valley Springs

Pig & Whistle

Wildlife Park

Free bottle of spring waterr

1 Free drink beer, wine or coke

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

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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 31.12.12

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 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount off your total bill. Not valid with any other offer.

Corner Fenton & Whakaue Streets, Rotorua Phone 07 350 2033 Fax 07 350 2257 EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive 10% off evening dining. Not valid with any other offer.

1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Phone 07 347 9270 EXPIRES 31.12.12

10% discount on entry is only available for the Mitai Maori Village Experience. This is not available with any other combo offerings or discounts.

Present this voucher and receive 10% discount upon presentation of this voucher.

196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 343 9132 reservations@mitai.co.nz www.mitai.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

152 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Freephone 0508 646 446 minigolfnz@xtra.co.nz www.minigolfnewzealand.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive a free gift up to the value of $15 with your Tandem Skydive. Not valid with any other offer. Must be booked direct or through any participating Visitor Information Centre.

Present this voucher to receive 10% discount. Not valid in conjunction with any other discount.

Freephone 0800 DROP ZONE rotorua@nzone.biz www.nzone.biz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive 5% discount off Off Road NZ packages. Subject to availability and not valid with any other offer.

1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua Phone 349 1828 sales@mountainjade.co.nz www.mountainjade.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive $15.00 off any second Ogo ride. Not valid with any other offer.

193 Amoore Road, RD2, Rotorua Phone 07 332 5748 drive@offroadnz.co.nz www.offroadnz.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

525 Ngongotaha Rd, Fairy Springs, Rotorua Phone 07 343 7676 Freephone: 0800 646 768 www.info@ogo.co.nz www.ogo.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive one free beer, wine or 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.

Present this voucher to receive one free bottle of 500ml Paradise Pure Spring Water for every adult ticket purchased at Paradise Valley Springs. Must be presented when purchasing tickets. Not valid with any other offer.

1182 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Phone 07 347 3025 www.pigandwhistle.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

467 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua Phone 07 348 9667 www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

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Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

River Rats Raft & Kayak

10% Discount off admission

10% Discount off Rafting or Kayaking

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua Duck Tourss

Rotorua Museum

5% Discount On City & Lakes Tour

10% Discount off adult admission

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Skyline Rotorua

Tamaki Maori Village ge

10% off Gondola Ride only

$10.00 OFF entry

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Te Po

Te Puia

10% Discount off admission

10% Discount off admission

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Waimangu Volcanicc Valley y

Wet’n’Wild Rafting

10% Discount off walking tour and boat cruise

10% Discount off regular rates

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Whakarewarewa

ZORB® Rotorua

The Living Thermal Village ge

10% Discount off full admission pricee Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

$6.00 OFF

the “ZORB® Experience” e” or $3 OFF any single ZORB® ride Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua


Present this voucher and receive 10% discount off rafting or kayaking. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash. Must mention voucher at time of booking. Subject to availability. Freephone 0800 333 900 Phone 07 345 6543 Fax 07 345 6321 www.riverrats.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

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. Government Gardens, Rotorua Phone 07 350 1814 rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

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

Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 350 0440 www.rainbowsprings.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to Rotorua Duck Tours and receive a 5% discount on City & Lakes Tour. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash. 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua Phone 07 345 6522 www.rotoruaducktours.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

One voucher per person, per night. Bookings to be made directly by client through the Tamaki Tours Booking Office only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or combo.

Present this voucher at Skyline Rotorua and receive 10% off the retail price of the gondola ride. Not redeemable for cash. Not valid with any other offer.

1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua Phone 07 349 2999 bookings@maoriculture.co.nz www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 347 0027 rotorua@skyline.co.nz www.skyline.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

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

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

Hemo Road (southern end of Fenton St), Rotorua Phone 07 348 9047 info@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com EXPIRES 31.12.12

Hemo Road (southern end of Fenton St), Rotorua Phone 07 348 9047 info@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount off regular rates only.

10% discount off walking tour & boat cruise to Waimangu Valley and Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise. Conditions: Single discount only. Cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.

2 White Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 3191 info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Phone 07 366 6137 nature@waimangu.co.nz www.waimangu.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

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 and receive 10% discount off full admission price. This excludes family admission and is not available with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash.

Western Road, Ngongataha, Rotorua Freephone 0800 22 74 74 rotorua@zorb.com www.zorb.com/Rotorua EXPIRES 31.12.12

17 Tryon Street, Rotorua Phone 07 349 3463 info@whakarewarewa.com www.whakarewarewa.com EXPIRES 31.12.12


HELiPRO Taupo

10% Discount Conditions apply, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Hukafalls Jet

10% Discount Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park

20% Off our golf activity

Buy one coffee and get anotherr one free

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y, see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Skydive Taupo

Taupo Bungy

10% off personalised DVD and photoss Conditions apply, see back of voucher oucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Jump before 11am for $129 Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Taupo DeBretts

Taupo Cliffhanger

2 for 1 entry

Swing before 12 noon & get a FREE DVD D

to the Hot Springs

10% Off

any spa treatments Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

FREE Jasons maps and guides

Taupo Tandem Skydiving ydiving g

Order FREE visitorr maps, guides & accommodation directories

FREE Exit photo

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

FREE Jasons maps and guides

Taupo Quads

Order FREE visitorr maps, guides & accommodation directories

$5 Off 1 & 2 hour ridess

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Conditions apply, see back of voucher oucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher


Present this voucher to receive 10% off Jetboat ride. Not available with any other deals.

Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount. Not valid with any other offer. Offer redeemable at Helipro Taupo. Not redeemable for cash.

200 Karetoto Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo Freephone 0800 4847 4557 www.hukafallsjet.com EXPIRES 31.12.12

33 Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Phone 07 377 8805 taupo@helipro.co.nz www.helipro.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Purchase one coffee at Huka Prawn Park and receive one coffee free. Not valid with any other offer.

Present this voucher to receive 20% off our golf activity. Not valid with any other offer.

Huka Prawn Park, Huka Falls Road, Taupo Phone 07 374 8474 info@hukaprawnpark.co.nz www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Huka Prawn Park, Huka Falls Road, Taupo Phone 07 374 8474 info@hukaprawnpark.co.nz www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to jump before 11am for $129. Not available with any other offer. One voucher per person. Conditions Apply.

Present this voucher to receive 10% off personalised Skydive Taupo dvd and photos. Not available with any other offer.

202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 07 377 1135 jump@taupobungy.co.nz www.taupobungy.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport, Taupo Freephone 0800 370 022 skydive@skydivetaupo.co.nz www.skydivetaupo.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to swing before 12noon and get a FREE DVD. Not available with any other offer. One voucher per person. Conditions apply.

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.

202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 07 377 1135 www.taupocliffanger.com EXPIRES 31.12.12

76 State Hwy 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Napier Taupo Rd, Taupo Phone 07 378 8559 www.taupodebretts.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive a free exit photo with the purchase of a 15,000ft Silver package. Silver package includes 15,000ft Tandem Jump + Freefall DVD + Freefall Photos + free T-shirt. Not valid with any other offer.

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

Yellow Hangar, Anzac Memorial Dr, Taupo Airport freephone 0800 TANDEM (826336) skydive@tts.net.nz www.taupotandemskydiving.com EXPIRES 31.12.12

www.jasons.com/guides

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

1475 State Highway 1, Taupo Phone 07 377 6404 info@taupoquads.co.nz www.taupoquads.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

www.jasons.com/guides


Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Fun and Sun n for just $167 Conditions apply, see back of voucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Rapid Rush –

$270

(A family pass on Rapids Jet) t) Conditions apply, see back of voucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Mind, Body and Soul – from $350

Air Extreme – em $488 (Taupo Tandem

Conditions apply, see back of voucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

ngy) Skydiving & Taup0 Bungy)

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

FREE Jasons maps and guides

Tongariro Quads

Order FREE visitorr maps, guides & accommodation directories

Free Photos valued at $50

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

FREE Jasons maps and guides

Tongariro River Rafting fting

Order FREE visitorr maps, guides & accommodation directories

FREE Photo CD

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

FREE Jasons maps and guides

Topgun Paintball Taupo

Order FREE visitorr maps, guides & accommodation directories

100 free balls

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

FREE Jasons maps and guides

Waitomo Adventures es

Order FREE visitorr maps, guides & accommodation directories

Early Bird booking deal save 20% off anyy cave adventure

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher ucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher oucher

Conditions apply, pp y see back of voucher oucher

Conditions apply, see back of voucher oucher


Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726)

Stay with your family of 4 at Suncourt Hotel and enjoy a day out at Huka Prawn Park. Usually $265. Save $98. Buy Fun & Sun online at www.GreatLakeTaupo.com or from the i-SITEs. Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382) Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726)

EXPIRES 31.12.12

EXPIRES 31.12.12

A 15,000 ft. sky dive with Taupo Tandem Skydiving followed by a bungy jump with Taupo Bungy. Usually $563. Save $75. Buy Air Extreme online at www.GreatLakeTaupo.com or from the i-SITEs.

Indulge yourself with a night at Hilton Lake Taup0 and 2 massages and soaks at Wairakei Terraces Thermal Spa. Usually $450. Save $100. Buy Mind, Body and Soul online at www.GreatLakeTaupo.com or from the i-SITEs.

Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382) Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726) EXPIRES 31.12.12

Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382) Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726) EXPIRES 31.12.12

Photos to be pre-booked before arrival. Not valid with any other offer.

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

A family pass on Rapids Jet for 2 adults and 2 children. 1 child rides for FREE. Usually $330. Save $60. Buy Rapid Rush online at www.GreatLakeTaupo.com or from the i-SITEs. Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382)

State Highway 47, Tongariro National Park, Phone 07 378 2662 Mobile 0274 908 964 www.tongariroquads.com EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher to receive free photo CD of your trip worth $40 with each booking. Not valid with any other offer. The Rafting Centre, Atirau Road, Turangi, freephone 0800 10 10 24 info@trr.co.nz www.trr.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

Present this voucher and receive 100 free balls for each person when you book in a group of 6 or more. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash. 1475 State Highway One, Taupo Phone 07 377 6404 info@topgunpaintball.co.nz www.topgunpaintball.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

20% off any Waitomo Adventures Activity. Trip must be booked & paid not less than 12 hours prior to departure. Trip is nonrefundable & non-cancellable. This special cannot be taken in conjunction with any other promotional special. 654 Waitomo Caves Road, (SH37) Freephone 0800 924 866 www.waitomo.co.nz EXPIRES 31.12.12

www.jasons.com/guides

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

www.jasons.com/guides

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

www.jasons.com/guides

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

www.jasons.com/guides


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Activities

©Rotorua Duck Tours

Tours HELICOPTER TOURS

see ad page 71

HELiPRO ROTORUA White Island active volcano tours. Experience a guided walk through the steaming crater floor of NZ’s only permanently active volcano. Land on the rugged and inspiring Mount Tarawera Volcano – exclusive to HELiPRO. Hemo Road, Te Puia, Rotorua. Phone 07 357 2512. rotorua@helipro.co.nz, www.helipro.co.nz

RAIL CRUISING TOURS

see ad opposite

RAILCRUISING TOURS Travel 20km along the beautiful Rotorua Railway in your own self-drive train (RailCruiser). This is an extraordinary 1½ hour railway experience totally unique to New Zealand. Departure point: Mamaku Railway Station, Mamaku Village, 15 minutes north of Rotorua. Freephone 0800 72 45 74, www.railcruising.com

TOURS

see ad page 44

ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS Experience the magic of the New Zealand native forest on a 3 hour eco-adventure, up to 22 metres above the forest floor on an incredible network of treetop platforms, ziplines, treetop swingbridges and walking trails. 173 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 CANOPY. hello@canopytours.co.nz, www.canopytours.co.nz

TOURS

see ad page 47

ELITE ADVENTURES Our guides are local naturalists. Their depth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, thermal and volcanic activity and Maori culture will provide you with a factual and entertaining tour. Phone 07 347 8282. bookings@eliteadventures.co.nz, www.eliteadventures.co.nz

TOURS

see ad page 59

ROTORUA DUCK TOURS Discover Rotorua and the Lakes region on a unique 90 minute and 120 minute sightseeing adventure on board our WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water. Departure point Rotorua i-SITE, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 345 6522, www.rotoruaducktours.co.nz


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What to do. Where to ay. How to get there. www.rotoruaNZ.com


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Rotorua offers a vibrant shopping experience, from galleries and gift shops offering both traditional and contemporary Maori crafts to department stores and fashion boutiques Rotorua’s city centre has more than 400 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 Maori 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 to Maori weaving and designer jewellery crafted from natural products like flax, paua (abalone), 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 Maori crafts. You can watch the carvers and weavers at work at Mountain Jade and Te Puia, and Tamaki Maori 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. 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. Shopping Hours Generally, city trading hours are 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am until 1pm. Some shops and attractions are also open on Sundays. browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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1239 Haupapa Street. ROTORUA • Ph 07 347 3110 info@redspotgallery.co.nz • www.redspotgallery.co.nz Open: Tues - Fri 10.00am - 5.30pm, Sat 10.00am - 2.00pm ROTORUA’S ONLY CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY

DESIGNER BOUTIQUE

see ad opposite

WILLOW FASHION BOUTIQUE Rotorua’s newest fashion boutique with parking outside the main door. Top New Zealand designs in store, including Trelise Cooper, Robyn Mathieson, @emgirl, Art Style plus many more. 2/289 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 1803. Opposite Racecourse and Rydges Hotel next to Urbano Bistro, willowboutique@xtra.co.nz www.willowboutique.co.nz www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Willow-Fashion-Boutique/136642509707281

GALLERY

see ad above

RED SPOT GALLERY Original New Zealand Contemporary Art. Refer to the advert above for opening hours. 1239 Haupapa Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 3110. info@redspotgallery.co.nz, www.redspotgallery.co.nz

GIFT SHOP & VISITOR CENTRE

see page 83

THE REDWOODS GIFT SHOP & VISITOR CENTRE 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 NZ-made and nature-inspired giftware in a beautiful location. Open 7 days. Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 0110. redwoods@rdc.govt.nz, www.redwoods.co.nz


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

willowboutique@xtra.co.nz www.willowboutique.co.nz http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/WillowFashion-Boutique/136642509707281

New Zealand Designers Trelise Cooper Cooper by Trelise Art Style @emgirl Redhead Claire Bloom Robyn Mathieson Ooby Ryn

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Shopping GREENSTONE FACTORY

see ad page 81

MOUNTAIN JADE 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 artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; studio. 1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 349 3987. sales@mountainjade.co.nz, www.mountainjade.co.nz

MOROCCAN WARES

see ad opposite

THE SOUQ All our products are handmade and imported from the souqs and villages of Morocco. The Souq features an extensive range of high-quality products including Moroccan lighting, furniture, home accessories, fabric, carpets and doors. 1230 Eruera Street, Rotorua. Phone 021 187 1054. www.thesouq.co.nz

SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES

see ad below

ROCK & GEMSTONE SHOP We stock NZ and overseas geological specimens, crystals, gemstones, jade carvings, beads, jewellery, spheres, eggs and new age products; also machinery and accessories for working stone, bone, glass and shell. 1120 Eruera Street (up the cobblestone driveway), Rotorua. Phone 07 348 8996, www.rotorualapidary.co.nz

ROCK & GEMSTONe shop (Est. 1981)

Tutanekai St City Focus

Amohau St

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Rock & Gemstone Shop

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Pak N Save

Valentines Restaurant

Eruera St

1120 Eruera St, Rotorua Phone: 07 348 8996

Fenton St Hinemoa St

Crystals, gemstones, jade carvings, beads, jewellery, spheres, eggs, tumbled stones, cutting and polishing equipment. Make your inquiries with the market leaders.


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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 gifts we know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love. OPEN 7 DAYS Long Mile Road, Rotorua P: 07 350 0110 redwoods@rdc.govt.nz www.redwoods.co.nz browse and book @ www.jasons.com


SHOPPING

400 retail outlets - boutiques, souvenir and gift shops selling local Maori arts and crafts, specialty stores and major chain stores catering to all tastes and budgets.

DINING

Flavours from Moroccan, European, Indian, Thai to the traditional Maori Hangi and Concert. There is an abundance of cafĂŠs, bars and restaurants to satisfy the discerning palate.

RELAXING

A selection of world c world-class spa facilities offering the hot promise of health and vitality from the rare thermal wonders of nature. The lakes, forests and th thermal activity uil waters for boating attract visitors to the tranquil boating, fishing and simply relaxing.

ACCOMMODATION An enormous array of fantas fantastic hotels, motels, lodges, s bed and breakfast and backpack backpackers. Something to suitt 15 lakes, in the native all tastes in the city, on one of the 1 e bush or on a mountain - Rotorua off offers it all.

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NZ lamb dish from Skyline Rotorua © Regent Room Restaurant & Wine Bar ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

From a traditional Maori hangi to fine dining and ethnic eateries, Rotorua has a delectable range of wining and dining options With its strong Maori traditions, Rotorua is the ideal place to try some indigenous kai (food). Maori cuisine is enjoying a resurgence and traditional plants and ingredients, such as pikopiko (fern shoots), can be seen more often in contemporary dishes. Many of the tour options to Maori villages include the chance to try a succulent hangi – a traditional feast of meat and vegetables such as kumara and pumpkin, steamed in an underground pit heated by hot rocks. It 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. Warm yourself with hearty pub food and a pint, or try some of the delicious kormas, kababs and tandoori dishes on offer at the town’s Indian eateries. You can tempt your tastebuds with tasty tagines and Moroccan tapas, authentic Italian dishes, succulent steaks, and even Japanese/French fusion fare. Sample awardwinning 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. Anglers who want to land their own plump fish for dinner can arrange for a local restaurant to cook and serve it. For something a little different, you can even dine aboard a floating restaurant and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise Lake Rotorua.

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CAFÉ see ad page 93 CAPERS EPICUREAN Open 7.30am–9pm 7 days a week. Capers provides 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. 1181 Eruera St, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 8818. www.capers.co.nz.

CAFÉ see ad page 91 LIME CAFFETERIA. Open 7 days from 7.30 am to 4.30pm. Great breakfast, delicious lunch, tasty cabinet food, superb wine selection. It’s time to Lime! Winners of the New Zealand Best Cafe Awards 2010- Rotorua. Cnr Fenton and Whakaue Streets, Rotorua. Phone 07 350 2033.

CAFÉ & BAR

see ad above

BREAKERS CAFE & BAR A great family restaurant with special menus for children. No group is too big or too small, we host functions of any number and also have a fantastic loyalty programme. 209 Fenton St, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 6780. www.breakerscafebar.com

ENGLISH-STYLE BAR see ad page 96 THE PIG AND WHISTLE Enjoy a range of refreshing drinks and hearty food served indoors or in the garden bar. Live cover bands Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. The ultimate venue to watch big games with two big screens. Open 11.30am until late, 7 days a week. 1182 Tutanekai St, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 3025. www.pigandwhistle.co.nz


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You’re a lot closer to Italy than you think...

www.ciccio.co.nz 1262 Fenton St, Rotorua. Ph 07 348 1828 FUSION see ad page 89 THE REGENT ROOM RESTAURANT & WINE BAR The Regent Room Restaurant & Wine Bar has recently opened to rave reviews and offers stylish dining, fresh cocktails and a boutique wine list in the glamorous 5-star Regent of Rotorua Boutique Hotel & Spa. 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 4079. info@regentrotorua.co.nz, www.regentrotorua.co.nz

INDIAN see ad page 92 INDIAN STAR A mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine: lavish Pulao and Biryani rice dishes, North Indian Kormas, kebabs, tandoori dishes and hand-made breads. Lake end of Tutanekai Street. 1118 Tutanekai Street. Phone 07 343 6222. info@indianstar.co.nz, www.indianstar.co.nz

INTERNATIONAL AMBROSIA RESTAURANT & BAR is a restaurant with fantastic ambience and food. We have an extensive menu as well as a great bar for a drink before your meal, or for catching up with friends. Lake End, 1096 Tutanekai Street. Phone 07 348 3985. www.ambrosiarestaurantandbar.co.nz

INTERNATIONAL

see ad page 91

LONE STAR We cater for all tastes. We offer a selection of meals which are available in 3/4 size. We are child-friendly and they can choose from their own “Billy the Kids” menu. Open 7 nights. Corner Arawa & Amohia Streets, Rotorua. Phone 07 349 4040. browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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Dining Out INTERNATIONAL THE GRILL RESTAURANT with an adjoining poolside Bar is a stunning venue for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or a special event. With capacity for up to 100 diners, whether a small or large group, guests will love the lake edge views of Okawa Bay, lodge inspired fine dining ambiance, cosy log fire in Winter or alfresco dining options in Summer. A scrumptious range of A la Carte and Buffet options have been developed for the season, matched with wine chosen from quality vineyards and suppliers. Amora Lake Resort. 366 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua. Phone 07 362 4599. www.amorahotels.com

INTERNATIONAL

see ad pg 94

URBANO BISTRO Smart casual Bistro with contemporary NZ cuisine. Full brunch/lunch and dinner menus for up to 100 people. Free Motel delivery service. 6 days 9am–late, Sundays 9am–3pm. 289 Fenton Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 349 3770. www.urbanobistro.co.nz

ITALIAN

see ad page 87

CICCIO ITALIAN CAFE 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. Fully licensed. ‘Buon Appetito’. 1262 Fenton Street. Phone 07 348 1828. Fax 07 348 0154. www.ciccio.co.nz

MOROCCAN

see ad page 95

ABRACADABRA CAFÉ & BAR Enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast on the front deck. Have a private lunch in one of the fantastic Moroccan rooms. Sip on a yummy cocktail and sample tasty tapas under the palm trees out in the beer garden. Child friendly. 1263 Amohia St, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 3883. www.abracadabracafe.com

NZ CUISINE

see ad page 94

AORANGI PEAK RESTAURANT. Take in the view of Lake Rotorua, forests and city as you enjoy award-winning cuisine. Café by day (10am-4pm), fine dining by night (6pm–late). 15 mins from the city. Mountain Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 0036. aorangipeak@xtra.co.nz, www.aorangipeak.co.nz

NZ CUISINE - PACIFIC RIM

see ad page 92

TRIPLE 1 FIVE We are “commited to offering fresh wholesome meals in a friendly atmosphere at value for money whilst endeavouring to cater to you the individual.” 1115 Tutanekai Street. Phone 07 347 1115. www.1115.co.nz

PIZZA

see ad page 90

HELL PIZZA For Damned Tasty Pizza, Pasta, Salad & Dessert dial the number of the Feast 0800 666 111. Or for the fastest way to hell log on to www.hell.co.nz for our full menu, expected wait times and online ordering and payment system. 11.30am-10pm. 1314 Tutanekai St, Rotorua. Phone 07 349 3666, 0800 666 111. www.hell.co.nz

STEAK see ad page 90 MAC’S STEAKS Mac’s Steaks know that to provide the “best steak experience you’ve ever had” begins by selecting the freshest, high quality meat that has never seen the freezer. Come and enjoy! 1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 347 9270. Fax 07 348 1874. steakhouse@xtra.co.nz, www.macsteaks.co.nz


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Dining Out 2006 - 2012 WINNER Beef & Lamb Award Hallmark of Excellence

Steaks Dinner: Daily 5.30pm - Late Brunch/Lunch: 11.30am - 2.00pm Weekends: Open all day from 10am 1110 Tutanekai Street Rotorua, New Zealand Phone: 07-347 9270

www.macssteaks.co.nz

New Zealand s best.

10% OFF EVENING DINING Simply present this ad to qualify

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

We select only the best meat and fish. Quality, fresh - never frozen. Then we lovingly prepare every piece to perfection.

Free Garlic Loaf with any two large pizzas See voucher in this publication

pizza•pasta•salad•dessert 1314 Tutanekai St, Rotorua P: 07 349 3666 Freephone 0800 666 111 ROTORUA

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

caffeteria

Winners of the New Zealand Best CafĂŠ Awards 2010 Rotorua

Cnr Fenton and Whakaue Street, Rotorua

Ph 07 350 2033

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1118 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Ph: 07 343 6222 www.indianstar.co.nz

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Open 7 days from 9am â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;till late Smart casual Bistro with contemporary cuisine

Located in the middle of Motel Mile 289 Fenton Street, Rotorua Phone 07 349 3770 urbanobistro@xtra.co.nz

for real beauty...

Drive to the peak and discover the real beauty of Rotorua, as you dine on award-winning cuisine. Just 15 minutes from the city, on top of Mountain Road.

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Dining Out Abracadabra Café & Bar 1263 Amohia Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 3883 Rotorua’s only café rated 10/10 by TV3’s hidden camera show, TARGET. Abracadabra is a unique dining destination. Enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast, with a cup of freshly roasted fair-trade organic coffee on the front deck. Have a private lunch in one of the fantastic Moroccan rooms. Sip on a yummy cocktail and sample tasty tapas under the palm trees out in the beer garden. Child friendly.

Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar 1096 Tutanekai St, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 3985 Ambrosia Restaurant is a restaurant with fantastic

and food on Tutakenkai Street in Rotorua. mbr sia ambience Ambrosia Restaurant has an extensive menu as well as a Restaurant & Bar

great bar to come and have a drink at before your meal, or for catching up with friends.

Aorangi Peak Restaurant Mountain Road, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 347 0036 The pinnacle of Rotorua dining. Take in the breathtaking view of lake Rotorua, forests and city as you enjoy award winning cuisine. Open every day. Café by day (10am to 4pm). Fine Dining by night (6pm to late). 15 minutes from the city on top of Mountain Road.

Atrium Restaurant Rydges Hotel 272 Fenton Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 349 0099 Open 7 days the Atrium Restaurant is located on the lobby level of the hotel in a unique setting. The restaurant offers all day dining options from an extensive buffet breakfast, lights snacks and a wide variety of A la Carte meals along with a wine list featuring some of New Zealand’s best wines. The sophisticated dining and relaxed atmosphere of the Atrium Restaurant truly captures the ambience and culture of Rotorua.

Best Western Braeside Restaurant 4 Barnard Road Rotorua ■ Phone 07 347 9497 Rod and Reel Restaurant on-site with good menu and excellent quality and value. Licensed bar. Open 7 days, dinner only, bookings essential.

Bistro 1284 Restaurant & Bar 1284 Eruera Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 346 1284 Bistro 1284 occupies a quaint old house on the edge of Rotorua’s CBD. It seats around 35 people on two levels which makes for an intimate dining experience. The restaurant is highly awarded, including being judged “Rotorua’s Best” and “Lamb & Beef Hallmark of Excellence” for 10 years running. Bistro is perfect for everything from intimate dining to a business occasion. Open 7 nights from 5pm. browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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Dining Out Breakers Rotorua 209 Fenton Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 6780 A great family restaurant with special menus for children. No group too big or too small, we host functions of any number and also have a fantastic loyalty programme. We have a huge range of meals available from snacks, burgers & sandwiches to mouth-watering steaks, salads & seafood. Enjoy your meal in one of our comfy booths or just come in for a drink and relax in our garden area.

Capers Epicurean 1181 Eruera St, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 8818 Rotorua’s most frequent award winning café, Capers is now open for dinner 7 nights a week. 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.

Chapmans Restaurant 10 Tyron Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 1189 Chapmans Rotorua restaurant features an extensive a la carte menu and a sumptuous buffet. Add to this a full range of exceptional local and international wines and you have a recipe for a delightful dining experience. Here you can select from a delicious array of local and international flavours, all prepared to perfection by our highly skilled chefs.

Ciccio Italian Café 1262 Fenton Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 1828 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. Fully licensed. ‘Buon Appetito’.

Hell Pizza 1314 Tutanekai St, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 349 3666 For Damned tasty pizza, pasta, salad & dessert dial the number of the Feast 0800 666 111. Or for the fastest way to hell log on to www.hell.co.nz for our full menu, expected wait times and online ordering and payment system. 11.30am-10pm

Indian Star 1118 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 343 6222 Consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With our mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine, all expertly prepared by our experienced chefs, 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.


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Dining Out Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen Fenton Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 0199 Have you tried Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen yet? It offers well-loved Kiwi fare with a retro feel! The Great Kiwi Buffet is also available with a great selection of hot dishes, seafood and other true kiwiana favourites.

Lime Caffeteria Cnr Fenton & Whakaue St, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 350 2033

caffeteria

Open seven days from 7.30am to 4.30pm. Great breakfasts...delicious lunch...tasty cabinet food...superb wine selection...it’s time to Lime! Winners of the New Zealand Best Café awards 2010 Rotorua.

Lone Star Café & Bar ■ Phone 07 349 4040 Corner Arawa & Amohia Streets, Rotorua 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. Open 7 nights.

Macs Steaks 1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 347 9270 Mac’s Steaks knows that providing the ‘best steak experience you’ve ever had’ begins by selecting the freshest high quality meat and fish - New Zealand’s best - that has never seen the freezer. Lovingly prepared to perfection...come and enjoy! Open 7 days for lunch and dinner, also weekend brunch. Licensed.

Mamaku Blue Blueberry Experience & Health Shop 311 Maraeroa Road, RD2, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 332 5840 The berries are grown by Harry and Anne who, over the last 28 years, have successfully exported fresh berries from their 40 hectare estate. They now transform these sprayfree berries into pure blueberry juice and chewable tablets for your health, and also jams, chutneys, sauces, awardwinning wine and liqueurs for your pleasure. Stay a little longer and enjoy the taste delights in the Blueberry Café.

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Dining Out Pig and Whistle 1182 Tutanekai St, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 347 3025 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 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Two big screens and three channels of Sky sport make this the ultimate venue to watch the big games. Open from 11:30am until late seven days a week.

Regent Room Cocktail & Wine Bar 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 4079 The glamorous Regent Room has opened to rave reviews and invites you to experience a divine selection of taste treats, fab cocktails and a sensational boutique wine list to tempt the palate. Bringing a touch of glamour to Rotorua.

Regent Room Restaurant & Wine Bar 1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 4079 Open to the public. The Regent Room has opened to rave reviews and invites you to experience a divine menu, cocktails and a sensational boutique wine list to tempt the palate. The menu showcases international fusion dishes with a Pacific flair. Bringing a touch of glamour to Rotorua.

Skyline Rotorua - Cableway Restaurant 185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 347 0027 Suitable for all occasions requiring style, great atmosphere, delicious quality NZ cuisine and an allround wonderful experience, known for stunning 180 degree views over the city, Lake Rotorua and Mt Tarawera. This very popular Best of NZ Buffet and Grill menu, which receives rave reviews from guests from all over the world, offers an experience like no other.

TE PO Hemo Road, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 9047 Te Po is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience. Enjoy a feast of storytelling, entertainment and Maori Cuisine. A sumptuous banquet is provided during the evening. This banquet combines contemporary cuisine with a traditional hangi (earth-cooked oven meal) where kai (food) is steam-cooked by hot rocks in the earth, giving it a delicious smokey flavour. Open 6pm-9pm daily.

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 the season, matched with wine chosen from quality vineyards and suppliers.


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Dining Out The Landing Café The Landing, Tarawera Rd, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 362 8502 The Landing Café situated on the edge of Lake Tarawera, is world famous. The Landing Café offers an enticing palette of local flavors with a focus on casual dining, great coffee and friendly inviting staff. An all-day menu is available and iconic favorites include our delicious gourmet pizzas that are also available for takeaway.

The Thai Restaurant 1141 Tutanekai St, Lake end, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 6677 Come in and enjoy a relaxing evening in our traditional Thai-styled restaurant. 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.

Triple 1 Five Café–Restaurant 1115 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 347 1115 Brunch, Munch, Lunch and Dinner available 7 days a week. Children’s Menu, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, A La Carte and Unique Stonegrill with daily and weekly specials available. We “do not deep fry” and we are proud of that. Situated in “Eat Street” at the Lake end of Tutanekai Street, Rotorua.

Urbano Bistro 289 Fenton Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 349 3770 Smart casual Bistro specialising in all your requirements, from early morning caffeine hit accompanied with a decadent sugar rush, through to a late evening modern bistro with contemporary New Zealand cuisine. We offer full brunch/lunch and dinner menus for up to 100 people. Free motel delivery service also available. Open 7 days 9am–late, Sundays 9am–3pm.

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Accommodation

©Best Western Braeside Resort

There is always a place to stay in Rotorua thanks to a vast selection of hotels, motels, lodges, backpackers, holiday parks and homestays

Qualmark New Zealand T The range of facilities offered vvaries depending on the style of accommodation. The Qualmark star a ssystem rates various categories of accommodation d i iin N New Z Zealand and is a reliable indication of the standard of facilities. You can also ask to see the room – inspection should be welcome. Rotorua has something to suit every style and budget. If you’re on a limited 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. For a few more of life’s luxuries, there are plenty of hotels, motels and luxury lodges. Motel units and apartments are ideal for travellers who prefer to do their own cooking – Rotorua has more than 90, so you won’t be short on choice. In the surrounding countryside, there are holiday parks, home stays and farm stays offering a more peaceful rural setting or opt for a taste of luxury at a lakeside lodge or holiday home. BACKPACKERS

see ad opposite

BASE ROTORUA Clean, central accommodation with a heated pool, located across from Kuirau Geothermal Park. Dormitories $27pp, private rooms $70pp. 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 BASE NZ (0800 227 369). rotorua@stayatbase.com or visit www.stayatbase.com


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Accommodation BACKPACKERS

see ad page 105

ROTORUA PLANET BACKPACKERS Centrally located with modern facilities and informative travel desk. Single, double and twin rooms, quads and a large dorm. 24-hour access, wireless internet, SKY TV, video library, BBQ courtyard and bike hire. Next to bus station. Waiariki House, 1080 Eruera Street, Rotorua. Phone 346 2831, Freephone 0800 666 236. downtown-rotorua@xtra.co.nz, www.rotoruaplanetbackpackers.co.nz

BACKPACKERS

see ad page 104

YHA ROTORUA Voted best hostel in Oceania in 2008 by Hostelworld users, this purpose built hostel is designed to meet every traveller’s needs. Meet the friendly staff and enjoy a central location packed with high quality features. 1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 278 299, Phone 07 349 4088. www.yha.co.nz

BED & BREAKFAST

see ad page 107

CLASSIC TRESCO THERMAL OASIS - Rotorua’s ONLY 4 Star [Excellent] B&B with YOUR private REAL hot pool [39°C] from the volcano. Maori say “Healing Waters”. 2 minutes walk City. 100% Pure Tresco Experience. The best. 3 Toko Street, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 9611, Freephone 0800 873 726. stay@trescorotorua.co.nz, www.trescorotorua.co.nz

BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

see ad page 89

REGENT OF ROTORUA BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA The newly opened 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. 1191 Pukaki St, Rotorua CBD. Phone 07 348 4079. info@regentrotorua.co.nz, www.regentrotorua.co.nz

BASE Rotorua 1286 Arawa Street, Rotorua

Base Rotorua Backpackers commands the best location in town overlooking the beautiful, historic Kuirau geothermal park and just minutes walk from the lake and Rotorua's café and shopping precinct. • Large heated outdoor swimming pool • Free onsite car parking • Private and multi-share rooms • Global Gossip high speed internet facilities • Female only sanctuary rooms available • Home to the famous ‘Lava Bar’ • Expert local travel advice e and exclusive discounts FREECALL IN NZ

0800 BASE NZ (0800 227 369)

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Best Western - BraesideResort Reservations: www.braeside.bestwestern.co.nz or Freephone 0800 366 336

PEPPERS ON THE POINT Exclusive lakeside luxury lodge. Stunning location with panoramic views. Luxuriously appointed with spacious suites within the lodge, as well as 2 lake cottage suites, the 4 bdrm Lake Villa & 2 bedroom Lake Villa Apartment ADDRESS 214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua PHONE +64 7 348 4868 FAX +64 7 348 1868 EMAIL info@onthepoint.co.nz WEBSITE www.onthepoint.co.nz

YHA Rotorua YHA Rotorua was voted best Hostel in Oceania for 2008 by Hostelworld users. It’s a purpose built hostel, in a great central location. Close to Kuirau Park and also the restaurants, bars and shops of the town centre. • Clean, modern and secure • TV room with free DVDs • Centrally heated throughout • High speed internet and WIFI • Lockers available • Indoor/outdoor dining • On-site parking • Beds from $29, rooms from $80 YHA members receive 10% discount

1278 Haupapa St, Rotorua Phone 07 349 4088 Freephone 0800 278 299 www.yha.co.nz


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Accommodation HOTEL see ad page 107 KINGSGATE HOTEL ROTORUA Take a Hot Hotel Break in mystical Rotorua from just $109 per room per night, including breakfast for two. For more information visit www.kingsgaterotorua.co.nz

HOTEL see ad page 106 SUDIMA HOTEL LAKE ROTORUA We offer 250 rooms, many with superb views of Lake Rotorua, a heated swimming pool and free parking. Adjacent to the Polynesian Spa complex, close to all attractions, Convention Centre and Energy Events Centre. 1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua. Phone 348 1174, reservations@sudimarotorua.co.nz, www.sudimarotorua.co.nz

MOTEL see ad opposite BEST WESTERN BRAESIDE RESORT FREE OF SULPHUR FUMES. Opposite Skyline Skyrides, Rainbow Springs, Kiwi Encounter. Studios, 1 & 2 brm units, most with private spa. Heated pool, mini golf, children’s playground, restaurant and bar. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. 4 Barnard Road, Rotorua, freephone 0800 366 336. Phone 07 347 9497, braeside@clear.net.nz, www.braeside.bestwestern.co.nz

MOTEL see ad page 106 GENEVA MOTOR LODGE 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. 299 Fenton Street, Rotorua, freephone 0800 333 002. Phone 07 348 6033, relax@genevamotorlodge.co.nz, www.genevamotorlodge.co.nz

RETREAT see ad opposite PEPPERS ON THE POINT – LAKE ROTORUA An exquisitely furnished retreat with 9 luxurious suites including the 4 bdrm Lake Villa and 2 bdrm Lake Villa Apartment. Quintessential service that provides the best without intruding on your pleasure and relaxation. 214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua. Phone 07 348 4868, fax 348 1868, info@onthepoint.co.nz, www.onthepoint.co.nz Waiariki House 1080 Eruera St, Rotorua Freephone 0800 666 236

STAY IN THE CENTRE OF THE ACTION! Next to the central bus station, close to supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and with a very informative travel desk. Single, double, twin rooms and dorms with four to ten beds from $23 p/p • 24-hour access • Wireless internet • SKY TV

• Video library • Bike hire • Barbecue, courtyard

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Rotorua’s largest hotel, offering 250 accommodation rooms, indoor heated swimming pool and free parking. Adjacent to the Polynesian Spa and Energy Events Centre, we can cater for events from 3-300 people. For more information visit www.sudimarotorua.co.nz email reservations@sudimarotorua.co.nz or call 0800 Sudima (0800 783 462)

100% NZ OWNED & OPERATED

R elax inC omfort • 2brm, 1brm & studio suites • Spa pool or spa bath in all units • Interconnecting rooms • 42” TV/DVD in studio units • 2 TV’s & DVD in all Family units • Free wireless hotspot availability • Internet kiosk available • Close to all attractions, city centre and restaurants • Genuine Kiwi owned and 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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CLASSIC TRESCO THERMAL OASIS

Rates from $120 - $249

“YOUR FREE Private natural hot springwater pool, and 4 Star assurance.” The Maori People call it “Healing Waters”. 2 minutes walk to the city in a quiet tree-lined street. Gardens, NZ plants, NZ birds, fruit trees. Wireless Internet.

100% Pure Tresco experience. Warmest welcome guaranteed year round.

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Health & Beauty Wellness & Spas

©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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. HEALTH & BEAUTY/WELLNESS & SPAS

see ad opposite

POLYNESIAN SPA New Zealand’s leading international day spa overlooking Lake Rotorua! Enjoy hot mineral bathing & spa therapies. Open daily 8am-11pm (spa therapies (10am-7pm). Lakeside, Hinemoa St, Rotorua.Phone 348 1328, www.polynesianspa.co.nz


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From campervans and rental cars to shuttle services and tours, there are plenty of options for exploring the city sights Long Distance Buses InterCity Coachlines and other major buses stop at i-SITE Tourism Rotorua at 1167 Fenton Street, which operates a booking service, phone 07 343 1730 or 0800 222 146.

Shuttle Services & Tours Visitors to Rotorua can take their pick from a host of tour companies operating daily tours and shuttle services. All tours can be booked at the i-SITE Tourism Rotorua office at 1167 Fenton Street. Popular options include the Geyser Link Shuttle (phone 0800 000 4321), which calls in at the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key thermal areas of Wai-o-tapu, Waimangu and Hellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate. Te Urewera Shuttle runs a twice weekly return shuttle between Rotorua and Lake Waikaremoana, departing Thursdays and Sundays. Most tours and shuttles depart from the i-SITE Tourism Rotorua office, and some will pick up at hostels en route.

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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. TOURS

see ad opposite

ELITE ADVENTURES Our guides are local naturalists. Their depth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, thermal and volcanic activity and Maori culture will provide you with a factual and entertaining tour. Phone 07 347 8282, bookings@eliteadventures.co.nz, www.eliteadventures.co.nz


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see ad below

TE UREWERA SHUTTLE Twice weekly return shuttle Thursdays & Sundays. Other days on demand. Departs Rotorua Visitor Centre 8.30am, Waikaremoana Motor Camp 3pm. Local drivers provide interpretation. Mountainbike trailer. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Freephone (in NZ): 0800 UREWERA (873 937) Phone 07 366 6055, Fax 07 366 6056, info@tushuttle.co.nz, www.tushuttle.co.nz

Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company operating for over ten years around Rotorua and the North Island. Visit Rotoruaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular natural wonders in small group tours. With half, full day and private tour options we have expert local Maori and naturalist guides to make your visit to Rotorua one youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget.

Check out our website www.eliteadventures.co.nz for all of our tour options, details and prices.

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Around Rotorua

Emerald Lakes, Mt Tongariro

Right at the heart of New Zealand’s most active volcanic zone, Taupo is famous the world over for its trout fishing and adventure, while Waitomo draws crowds with its magnificent limestone caves

Taupo Stunning scenery, thermal areas wreathed in steam and a host of outdoor pursuits from bungy jumping to jetboating make Taupo one of the country’s best-loved holiday destinations. 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. Walk the shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, take a scenic cruise or bushwalk, cast your line for a fat trout or get an adrenalin rush with a spot of extreme action. Topgun Paintball offers teambuilding fun with paintball and quadbike adventures, or head offroad with Taupo Quad Adventures. There is rafting and kayaking on the region’s rivers or opt for a close-up view of the thunderous Huka Falls and their churning, foam-capped waters with Huka Jet. Taupo Bungy enjoys one of the country’s most scenic locations, high above the Waikato River – the colour of the water alone is enough to inspire you to jump! You can jump aboard a chopper with Helipro for magnificent aerial views of Rotorua’s lakes and Tongariro National Park. North of Taupo is your chance to see some of the awesome volcanic activity that has shaped the region. The walk through the eerie lunar landscape of Craters of the Moon takes you past bubbling mud pools and steam vents. Wairakei Terraces, 10km


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Explore deep caverns with Waitomo Adventures ©Waitomo Caves

to the north, has guided geothermal tours, or view the rare geothermal cave at Orakei Korako Thermal Park. At the end of the day, relax and enjoy a soak in the hot pools before dining at one of the region’s many restaurants and alfresco cafés.

Waitomo If you’re staying in Rotorua, then you’re just a jump away from one of New Zealand’s favourite attractions. Deep beneath the ground, the vast Waitomo Caves are full of eerie stalactites and stalagmites lit by millions of tiny glowworms. Waitomo Cave houses the famous glowworm grotto, a magical experience that is not to be missed, or explore the beautiful Aranui and Ruakuri Caves with their swift flowing underground rivers and stunning limestone formations. For those wanting to challenge themselves, Waitomo Adventures offers five amazing adventure options to explore the caves that include walking, climbing, swimming, wading, abseiling and blackwater rafting (tubing), including the unique 100m abseil into the spectacular Lost World cavern. Above ground, you’ll find just as many activities to enjoy in Waitomo region, with horse treks, garden tours and scenic walks in the rolling Waikato countryside, as well as golfing and fishing. The Museum of Caves has interactive displays on the caves and how they were formed, as well as free brochures detailing bushwalks in the Waitomo area. Walkers will enjoy the 5km Waitomo Walkway which follows Waitomo Stream through classic limestone landscape to Ruakuri Scenic Reserve. While you’re in the area, be sure to pay a visit to New Zealand’s ‘kiwi town’, Otorohanga. The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is a vital breeding centre for the endangered kiwi bird. Join a guided tour of the park’s nocturnal kiwi house for a guaranteed sighting then view native birds in a natural forest habitat at New Zealand’s original walk-through aviary. browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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GREAT LAKE TAUPO see pages 114-115 Discover the stunning beauty of the Great Lake Taupo region – just 5o minutes from Rotorua. Phone 0800 LAKE TAUPO or o8oo 2 TURANGI for information and bookings, or visit the Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre, Tongariro Street, Taupo or the Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre, Ngawaka Place, Turangi. GreatLakeTaupo.com BLACKWATER RAFTING see ad page 121 WAITOMO ADVENTURES CENTRE - Blackwater Rafting at its Best! Choose one of our five amazing adventure options. Open daily. Look for Blue i Flags. 654 Waitomo Caves Road (SH37), Freephone 0800 WAITOMO (924 866) www.waitomo.co.nz, bookings@waitomo.co.nz

BUNGY JUMP see ad page 119 TAUPO BUNGY NZ’s highest water touch bungy with spectacular views of the beautiful Waikato River. Over 300,000 jumps in 20 years of operation. Standards certified and only 5 minutes from town with heaps of parking. 202 Spa Road, Taupo, Freephone 0800 888 408 jump@taupobungy.co.nz, www.taupobungy.com

EXTREME SWING see ad page 119 TAUPO CLIFFHANGER NZ’s Extreme Swing – 44m (144 ft). Catch your breath as you freefall only metres from the cliff. Arc up to 180° over the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River. Feel the rush solo or tandem. 202 Spa Road, Taupo, Freephone 0800 888 408 jump@taupobungy.co.nz, www.taupocliffhanger.com


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Visit New Zealand’s only Prawn Park today! HUKA FALLS ROAD, TAUPO 07-374 8474 info@hukaprawnpark.co.nz www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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HELiPRO over White Island Crater ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

HELICOPTER TOURS

see ad page 120

HELiPRO TAUPO offer flights over Huka Falls, rock carvings and volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. Land on the banks of remote rivers and explore the distant volcanoes of Mt Tarawera and White Island. 33 Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo. Phone 07 377 8805, taupo@helipro.co.nz, www.helipro.co.nz

JETBOAT RIDES

see page 117

HUKAFALLS JET Experience the renowned 360º spins and breathtaking scenery of the Waikato River and Huka Falls. Closest jet boat ride to Taupo with free transfers. Karetoto Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo. Phone 07 374 8572, reservations@hukafallsjet.com, www.hukafallsjet.com

JETBOAT RIDES

see ad page 122

RAPIDS JET Quoted as “New Zealand’s best jet boat ride!” A must do 35 minute ride over the biggest commercially jet boated rapids in New Zealand. A fun, safe, exhilarating experience for all ages over 5 years. We own it, we drive it, we care! Nga Awa Purua Rd, off Rapids Road, Aratiatia, Taupo. Phone 07 374 8066, Freephone: 0800 727 437, info@rapidsjet.com, www.rapidsjet.com

MOVIE SET & FARM TOURS

see ad page 122

HOBBITON MOVIE SET & FARM TOURS Visit the original set from The Lord of the Rings film Trilogy. See Hobbit holes, The Green Dragon Inn, Mill and more. Guided tours operate daily. Depart: Matamata and Rotorua. 501 Buckland Rd, Matamata. Phone 07 888 1505 or 07 348 0711 (Rotorua) office@hobbitontours.com, www.hobbitontours.com


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PAINTBALL see ad page 125 TOPGUN PAINTBALL TAUPO The most fun you can have with your friends and family. Choose from two fields both in native bush, or do a quadbike/paintball combo. Suitable for all age groups, group sizes, and abilities. 1475 State Highway 1, Taupo. Phone 07 377 6404, info@topgunpaintball.co.nz, www.topgunpaintball.co.nz

QUAD ADVENTURE see ad page 127 TAUPO QUADS Rides are all through scenic native bush and over all terrain trails with breathtaking scenery. Freedom to ride at your own safe speed within your ability and to conditions. 1475 State Highway 1 Taupo. Phone 07 377 6404, www.taupoquads.co.nz

QUAD ADVENTURE see ad page 123 TONGARIRO QUADS offer unique quad biking rides through the Tongariro National Park with half, full and multi-day tours. Ride through scenic native bush. Numerous photo opportunities with great views of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe & Tongariro. State Highway 47, Tongariro National Park. Phone 07 378 2662 or 0274 908 964, info@tongariroquads.com, www.tongariroquads.com

RIVER RAFTING see ad page 129 TONGARIRO RIVER RAFTING Tongariro Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most experienced rafting operator rafting the Tongariro since 1988. No experience necessary. Includes lunch in summer or hot swim and hot soup in winter. Combo deal with Hukafalls Jet + H2-Ohh. The Rafting Centre, Atirau Road, Turangi, Freephone 0800 10 10 24. info@trr.co.nz, www.trr.co.nz


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Visit the real Middle-earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and also featuring in the forthcoming Hobbit films. Featuring: Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures. Also available: Farm Stay accommodation Tours daily from: The Shires Rest Cafe, 501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata Matamata & Rotorua Information Centres. Matamata 07 888 1505 | Rotorua 07 348 0711 | e: office@hobbitontours.com The Shires Rest Café and The Shire Store are open daily from 9-00am to 4-30pm


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ThingsRotorua to See & Do Around SEWING/PATCHWORK QUILT STORE see ad opposite CLEVER HANDS - THE PATCHWORK & QUILT SHOP Specialise in Brights including, Batiks, Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Valorie Wells and Jinny Beyer. We have a large selection of Lifestyle fabrics that can be used for Patchwork, Clothing and Home ware. 32 Spa Road, Taupo, just along from the Countdown, Phone 07 376 8269, ideas@cleverhands.co.nz, www.cleverhands.co.nz

SKYDIVING see ad page 116 SKYDIVE TAUPO Jump from 12,000 or 15,000 feet above the beautiful Lake Taupo. We are the only company in Taupo to offer Personalised Skydive Taupo DVD and Photos. Free courtesy limousine pick up/drop off (within Taupo). See voucher inside for 10% off DVD and Photos. Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport, Taupo, Freephone 0800 370 022, skydive@skydivetaupo.co.nz, www.skydivetaupo.co.nz

SKYDIVING

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TAUPO TANDEM SKYDIVING The best value in NZ! Experience 60 seconds of freefall from 15,000ft with stunning views of Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park. Wide range of camera options available.

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TAUPO DEBRETTS SPA RESORT The friendly staff, range of accommodations and 5 Star Holiday Park, views of Lake Taupo, the iconic Thermal Hot Pools and Living Waters Day Spa, makes Taupo DeBretts a favourite holiday destination for all. 76 State Hwy. 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Napier/Taupo Rd. Phone 07 378 8559 stay@taupodebretts.com, www.taupodebretts.co.nz

TOURIST PARK

see ad page 117

HUKA PRAWN PARK Offering over 6 hectares of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Prawn farm tours, Prawn fishing, Geothermal foot bath, a spectacular Riverside Restaurant and Bar and so much more. Open 7 days per week from 9.00am. Huka Falls Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo. Phone 07 374 8474. info@hukaprawnpark.co.nz, www.hukaprawnpark.co.nz


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New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area Thousands of years in the making... Explore spectacular nature and walk at your own pace through this natural thermal wonderland. View a wide range of features which include: • Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am • NZ’s largest bubbling mud pool • The world famous Champagne Pool • Naturally coloured hot and cold pools • Unique mineral terrace formations • Steaming ground * Expansive vistas * Huge volcanic craters Large Visitor Centre with excellent retail and café facilities Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am

20 minutes drive south of Rotorua and 40 minutes drive north of Taupo on SH5 Open Daily Ph: 07 366 6333 www.waiotapu.co.nz


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

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