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ROTORUA SUMMER 2013

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Welcome

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The Polynesian Spa ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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

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Rotorua at a Glance ............................................. 07 What’s Hot ........................................................... 10 Useful Information ............................................... 16 What’s On ............................................................ 18 Activities .............................................................. 30 Shopping .............................................................. 77 Dining Out ........................................................... 82 Accommodation ................................................. 100 Health & Beauty/Wellness & Spas ......................108 Around Rotorua ................................................... 111 Rotorua Maps ...................................................... 130

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Maori Language

Weaving at Whaka Village ©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


Rotorua at a Glance

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Waimangu Marble Terrace ©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. search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours Opened in August 2012, Rotorua Canopy Tours is New Zealand’s only native forest Zipline Canopy Tour. On a three-hour adventure in small groups of no more than 10, you will explore 22 metres up into the canopy of an ancient forest on an incredible network of ziplines/ flying foxes, tree-to-tree swingbridges and treetop platforms. You will laugh, feel your heart beat with excitement, make new friends, create lifetime memories and learn about the environment and conservation in New Zealand. The highlight for many is stepping out of the canopy of a 500-year old Rimu tree and flying 220 metres to your landing platform hidden in the dense forest on the horizon. This is an adventure suitable for all ages, for groups of friends, for families, or even for a work outing. Venue: Rotorua Canopy Tours, 173 Old Taupo Road. Ph: 0800 CANOPY. www.canopytours.co.nz

OGO Rotorua The experience of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball has been an iconic adventure experience since Andrew and David Akers developed their first operation in Rotorua back in 1997. Now at their new site; OGO Rotorua, visitors are rewarded with spectacular views over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island as they Superman-dive into the OGO ride of their choice. Slip and slide with 50 litres of water (warm in the winter, cool in the summer) down the world’s longest H2OGO sidewinder track, or race one another down the two double straight H2OGO tracks or be spun head over heels on the longest harness ride in New Zealand. Not into rolling downhill? How about trying out our latest invention the Fishpipe, the mechanical spin cycle will give you a different spin on a traditional OGO ride. Just five minutes from town, next door to Mitai, Rainbow Springs and Skyline Skyrides. Venue: OGO Rotorua, 525 Ngongotaha Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua Ph: 07 343 7676. Freephone: 0800 646 768. Email: info@ogo.co.nz or visit: www.ogo.co.nz


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Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park Situated 25 minutes north of Taupo and 45 minutes south of Rotorua, this is a part of the world that you shouldn’t miss. Recognised as one of the finest examples of geothermal activity in the world, Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park has undergone major redevelopment and refurbishment. A new visitor centre services the attraction, with a café and souvenirs. A new ferry has been commissioned for the trip across the lake to the attraction, this ferry runs on demand between 8am / 4pm every day of the year. Before or after visiting the attraction guests are able to sit out on the deck of the visitor centre and enjoy the tranquility of stunning Lake Ohakuri. Slightly off the beaten track, Orakei Korako is truly one of New Zealand’s special gems. Venue: 494 Orakei Korako Rd, Taupo. Ph: 07 378 3131 Email: ok@reap.org.nz or visit www.orakeikorako.co.nz

H20GO ride ©Ogo Rotorua

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Volcanic Hills Wine ©Skyline Rotorua

Volcanic Hills Wine Tasting Room Enjoy a top-class New Zealand wine tasting experience from the superb setting and view from Skyline Rotorua – the perfect match. The Volcanic Hills tasting room has recently opened, just above the Skyline restaurant, and set on the side of dormant volcano Mount Ngongotaha. This is an exciting brand new wine attraction for Rotorua, which features wines from New Zealand’s favourite regions of Marlborough, Central Otago and Hawke’s Bay. Crafted by talented and experienced winemakers who will share their knowledge with you during your tasting experience. Visitors then have the option of enjoying a meal in the hilltop Skyline restaurant where meals are matched to the appropriate Volcanic Hills wines. Like the tasting room, the restaurant offers extensive views across Rotorua. Come and take a New Zealand wine journey today. Gondola ride and wine tasting combos available onsite daily. Bookings recommended. Venue: Skyline Rotorua, 185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Ph: 07 347 0027. www.skyline.co.nz/rotorua

Agrodome A visit to Agrodome is simply a ‘must do’ during your travels around New Zealand. Agrodome offers visitors a fun, interactive and hands-on experience with Kiwi farming and the opportunity to meet our animals and take part in our world famous Agrodome Sheep Show. This is the unique Farm Experience at one of New Zealand’s best-loved visitor attractions. A highlight is the very entertaining, multi-award winning stage show: an exciting and informative insight into New Zealand agriculture, featuring 19 breeds of sheep, sheep shearing, cow milking, lamb feeding and dog demonstrations. Sheep Shows are at 9.30am, 11am and 2.30pm. Experience the Authentic Farm Tour. It is great fun, hands-on, educational and very entertaining. In one hour, you will tour a New Zealand farm in an all-weather, all-terrain vehicle. Farm Tours depart at 10.40am, 12.10pm, 1.30pm and 3.40pm. Venue: Agrodome, Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua. Ph: 07 357 1050. Email: reservations@agrodome.co.nz


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Roller Coaster Rapid, Wairoa River Tauranga ©Wet ‘N’ Wild Rafting

Wet ‘N’ Wild Rafting Every trip has its own experiences that will provide you with memories to treasure forever, whether it’s a wild water adventure or a mild scenic trip. Choose from a range of river options that are carefully tailored to the level of thrill that you, your friends, family or team want. Offering you over 30 years’ experience of river-rafting expertise, combined with a strong focus on your safety, fun and enjoyment. Wet ‘N’ Wild have regular daily options of the Kaituna River with its famous seven-metre Tutea waterfall, or the stunning Rangitaiki River with all the beauty New Zealand has to offer. Or be the privileged few who get to raft the mighty Wairoa River, which is only available on selected Sundays over the summer months. No wonder this awesome Wairoa Grade 5 River is a mecca for extreme adventure junkies. Don’t miss out–book your adventure now! Venue: Wet’N’Wild Rafting Company, 2 White St, Rotorua. Freephone: 0800 IN A RAFT (0800 462 7238). Email: info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz or visit: www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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Pohutu Geyser ©Te Puia

Te Puia Te Puia – The NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute is New Zealand’s premier Maori Culture and Geothermal experience. Skilful artisans continue to train in the traditional arts and crafts of carving and weaving while traditional Maori cultural performances feature daily. Maori guides share intimate stories of their people, their land, arts, crafts and culture through their guided tours. The legacy, Mana and value they hold in guiding remains a proud tradition at TePuia. The geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa is just a heartbeat away where you can see the world famous Pohutu Geyser, silica terraces, bubbling mud pools, crystal hot mineral pools and unique flora and fauna. Te Po is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Maori kai (indigenous food). Feel the spirit of Te Puia at night and experience our heritage – a living legacy of people, culture and place. Venue: Te Puia, Hemo Road (southern end Fenton Street), Rotorua. Ph: 07 348 9047.

Kawarau Jet, Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing Combine the speed, spins and adrenalin of jet boating, and the exhilaration of parasailing and you get the fastest thrill on and over the water – SkyJet! This ultimate combo is ‘Licensed to Thrill’ and provides you with 30 minutes of adrenalin pumping action on Lake Rotorua with the thrills and spills of New Zealand Jet Boating and 10–12 minutes airtime Parasailing to relax and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight and admire the amazing Rotorua scenery. The SkyJet Combo operates 365 days of the year (weather permitting). One rate includes 30 minutes jet boating with plenty of speed, spins and adrenalin and parasailing. The combo activities can be taken one after another or split over separate visits so there is no missing out if the weather does not permit parasailing. Venue: Kawarau Jet Rotorua and KJet Parasailing, Memorial Drive, Rotorua. Ph: 07 343 7600. Email: kjetrotorua@xtra.co.nz


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Volcanic Air Safaris

Volcanic Air Safaris For a once in a lifetime experience, join Volcanic Air Safaris on a helicopter landing and guided tour to New Zealand’s most active volcano, White Island, located 50 kms off the coast, this privately owned island has limited access. Your flight will depart the Rotorua City Lakefront and fly over the northern lakes of Rotorua, above the kiwifruit orchards of Te Puke, with a view of Mt Edgecumbe, before hitting the coast and landing for an informative guided tour on this spectacular natural attraction. This is just one of the many amazing scenic flight options available from the Rotorua City Lakefront in either the floatplane or helicopter showcasing the geothermal and volcanic landscapes of this incredible destination. Venue: Rotorua City Lakefront, Memorial Drive, Rotorua. Ph: 0800 800 848. Email: info@volcanicair.co.nz or visit www.volcanicair.co.nz

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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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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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Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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What’s On

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Arts & Crafts 3–9 December, Te Wananga O Aotearoa Students Exhibition Students from the arts programme at the Waa will be showing a range of works. Maori art in a range of contemporary styles will be available for view and for sale. Come and support their show and see art made by local people. Opening evening, Monday 3 December, 5–7pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

5 & 12 December, Lino Printing for Fabric 2 A short introduction to lino-block printed images, based on the work of Picasso, Mattise and others. Includes a brief look at African, Incan and Mayan imagery. 6–9pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

17 December–25 January, The Open Studios Project This summer the doors of the Rotorua Arts Village will be open once again and the place jam-packed with activity, thanks to support from the Rotorua Trust to re-run the Artists Open Studios project. Eight artists working on-site, making what they make best. You get to have a go too, and feel a warm vibe from artists hanging out and sharing ideas, time and creation together. Open Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11am–3pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

10 February, Art in the Park Spend a day in Rotorua’s picturesque Government Gardens and enjoy the huge range of different artistic styles on show and for sale. Styles include vintage clothing, woodcraft, pottery, glasswork and creative fibre. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their art. Live music will be provided and food will be available to purchase or bring your own picnic. Free entry. Venue: Government Gardens. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz


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13 February, Arts Mad Come and see seven speakers on a range of creative topics speak about what inspires them. Gold coin entry, strictly limited to the first 60 people. Doors open at 5pm for nibbles and drinks. 5.30–7.30pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

Exhibitions 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.

Buried Village

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. Open from 9am–4.30pm. Venue: Tarawera Road. Ph: 07 362 8287. Email: discover@buriedvillage.co.nz

Until 28 January, Á La Mode – Early 19th Century Fashion Plates In times of great change, fashion can act as a barometer that reflects world events and even cultural shifts. This exhibition of exquisitely rendered fashion plates from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection, depicts modes of dress during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The styles were linked not only to the French Revolution, but also associated with the romantic Regency period in Britain. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz

From Rudolph Ackermann’s The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c. Hand-coloured etching on paper. Second series Vol IV, July 1, 1817. Plate 4 Evening Dress


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Susan Holmes (Auckland), Firebird

Joanna Langford, The Howling Land

Joe Sheehan, Bulb, 2011

Marian Maguire, Curio from the Colonial Era, 2011. Lithograph.

From 2 February, Other Stories Joe Sheehan’s first survey exhibition, bringing together sculptural objects from the past decade. Sheehan has fashioned a unique identity for himself creating work that explores the contemporary relevance of pounamu and jade carving in New Zealand. His exquisitely carved, carefully considered pieces – beautiful replicas of everyday objects in stone – engage with the classic tradition of stone sculpture, yet confound the usual expectations of the medium. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Until 10 February, Off the Wall: World of WearableArt™ Up Close For the first time in more than a decade, World Of WearableArt™ (WOW®) is touring a selection of the very best costumes from their historic collection. 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. Selecting the garments was a collaborative process between WOW® founder Suzie Moncrieff and Sir Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop. All garments will be displayed so that visitors can get up really close to them. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

From 16 February, Titokowaru’s Dilemma This exhibition is made up of 27 of Marian Maguire’s lithographs featuring distinctive imagery that embodies the complexities and contradictions of 19th century New Zealand history. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz


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What’s On From 16 February, The Lightness Joanna Langford will be building one of her signature art installations. Unique to Rotorua, it will be crafted out of the castoffs of modern day life. Langford’s works are whimsical and she is committed to using existing found or recycled materials. emphasising the lightness with which her work touches or impacts upon the physical environment in the most practical of ways - allowing the viewer to engage with her imaginative view. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

From 16 February, Ask the Dust Eddie Clemens is well known on the New Zealand contemporary art circuit. His work is recognised for its scarily accurate observations of everyday life combined with notions of commercialisation and production. It is Clemens’ fi rst exhibition in Rotorua, the town where he was born and spent his formative years. Conceived by Rotorua Museum, this show is also the fi rst survey of his practice to date. Clemens Eddie Clemens, applies a clever twist to things Bics ball and chain that often appear relatively innocent on the surface. Bic pens on ball chains become a web complete with entrapped victims, while a standard executive desk chair counts down to some unknown, potentially ominous deadline. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Until 24 February, Woollaston 101 Sir Mountford Tosswill “Toss” Woollaston (1910– 1998) was one of the most important New Zealand painters of the 20th century. Woollaston 101 is a comprehensive representation of Woollaston’s mind at work and is distinguished by its Toss Woollaston, View from Takaka Hill, focus on portraiture and 1976. Courtesy The Suter Art Gallery. figure studies. It also includes watercolour landscapes and some of his large studio oils for which the artist was perhaps best known. The title of this exhibition plays on the common title for first year university courses ‘101’ as well as the number of works gifted by the artist. He was the first New Zealander to be knighted for his services to art. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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Markets 2, 9, 16, 22, 23, 26–28 December, 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 whatever the weather. 9am–3pm. Venue: Soundshell, Memorial Drive, Rotorua. Soundshell Market

9 December, 13 January, 10 February, Hot Lakes Craft Market This makers market, on every second Sunday, is full of handmade items lovingly created by local people. It’s free to take a look, and you can visit the shop and exhibitions and enjoy a bite to eat. 10am–2pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.rave.org.nz

Hot Lakes Craft maker © Hot Lakes Craft Market

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 their website www.rotoruanightmarket. co.nz and become a fan on Facebook. From 5pm. Venue: Tutanekai Street.

The Rotorua Night Market

Saturdays, Rotorua North Rotary Market Held every Saturday morning, rain or shine, there are some 40–50 stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, meats, fast food, coffee, arts and crafts, wood, clothing, souvenirs, plants, pre-loved goods and more. Proceeds from the stall fees go to charitable groups and projects in the community. 7am–1pm. Venue: Kuirau Park, Corner of Ranolf St & Lake Rd, Rotorua.

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). Pig & Whistle

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


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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

Sat 26, Sun 27, Mon 28 January 2013, Rhythm Rotorua Presented by the BluesFeast Trust, this great event includes national musical icons along with local talent. As in previous years, there will be a fine selection of food and drink on sale to tempt music lovers. The line-up will feature toe-tapping music from big bands, to country, R&B and debut originals. Spend a leisurely day listening to live music in a picturesque setting with like-minded people. Starts 12noon. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village. Ph: 07 348 9008. www.bluesfeast.co.nz

1–2 February, Raggamuffin Aotearoa’s biggest reggae, RnB and hip hop festival returns to Rotorua and headlined by Lauryn Hill. Formerly the lone female voice of the Fugees, Lauryn Hill has sold over 19 million copies of her debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Like nothing you’ve seen before, Lauryn Hill alone is reason enough to go. Add in The Green, Common Kings, J Boog and local acts Tomorrow People, Katchafire and Herbs and you are guaranteed one day of unforgettable music. Book now at www.ticketmaster.co.nz or freephone 0800 111 999. Venue: Rotorua International Stadium. www.raggamuffin.co.nz

Theatre, Song and Dance 7 & 8 December, 80s Pop Party! Dust off your leg warmers, tease up your hair, roll out your muscle shirt or acid wash denim jacket, because to celebrate 2012, we’re going back to the totally rad eighties! Think disco balls, blue eye shadow, side ponytails, mullets, glitter, pastels, leather and spandex, parachute pants, crop tops, little red corvettes, boomboxes, Rubik’s cubes, trivial pursuit, break dancing and very, very big hair. Join in either on Friday or Saturday night and you’ll flash-back to all the crazy-as things we said, did (and ate) just like it was yesterday. $75pp, includes buffet dinner. 7.30pm until late. Venue: The Blue Baths, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 2119 or book online www.bluebaths.co.nz search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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The Blue Baths

Blue Lake Multisport

8 January–15 February, 1958: The Musical Wine, dine and laugh till it hurts at Rotorua’s beautiful Blue Baths this summer. Journey back to ‘the happiest decade in history’ with a dynamic evening of music, dance and humour, from some of New Zealand’s finest performers. Shows: Sunday, Tuesday–Friday. Venue: The Blue Baths, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 2119 or book online www.bluebaths.co.nz

23–27 January, Shakespeare Outside presents Twelfth Night Shakespeare Outside and Rainbow Springs present this Shakespeare play in the Free Flight display auditorium. Twins, Viola and Sebastian are parted by a storm at sea and are unaware that they have both survived. In typical Shakespearean fashion, there is a complicated and unusual love triangle, further confused by a drunkard, a servant with ideas above his station and a forged letter. How will this intriguing muddle be resolved? Evening performances 7.30pm; Sunday early performance 5pm. Contact: Valerie Dyson 021 022 19176. Venue: Rainbow Springs, Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua.

Sport 5 & 6 January, The Pig and Whistle Tour de Whaka Held in Whakarewarewa Forest, the Pig and Whistle Tour de Whaka is five separate mountain biking events over two days, with your total time counting towards your final result. Their aim is to find the best all-round mountain bike rider in New Zealand – this event will test your strength, endurance and bike handling skills to their limit. Venue: Race HQ at the bottom of Hill Road past the Red Stag Timber Mill off Waipa State Mill Road. www.tourdewhaka.co.nz

26–27 January, Blue Lake Multisport Festival Compete for the King and Queen of the Lake titles or challenge yourself in this iconic event. Events for the series are a 5.5km/800m aquathon, 2km open water swim and a sprint triathlon (750m/20km/5.5km) over two days. Also open to competitors are a 5.5km fun run and a 750m open water swim. All events held at Blue Lake and organised by the Rotorua Association of Triathletes and Multisport. Enquiries to info@rats.org.nz


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Shakespeare Outside presents Twelfth Night

Special Events 8 & 31 Dec, 6 Feb, Amora Lake Resort Summer Events Arranged with Swim Rotorua, the Swim Lake Rotoiti event has three separate swims. Starting early on 8 December, it finishes with a lakeside lawn BBQ. Please join the Amora Team on 31 December to welcome in the New Year – enjoy a glass of champagne at midnight and watch the fireworks. Bookings essential. The Wooden Boat Festival is on Waitangi Day (6 February), come enjoy dinner in the restaurant and watch the famous boat festival of lights. Reservations essential. Venue: 366 State Highway 33, Rotorua. Ph: 07 362 4599, or email: reservation@rotoruaamorahotels.com

30 & 31 December, GLO Street Fair and GLO Street Party Join the fun in the heart of the city on December 30th with a traditional street fair offering a great day out for the family. Event starts at 11am. On New Year’s Eve, head to the heart of Tutanekai for a street party to welcome in the New Year with live bands and a DJ providing the entertainment. This is an R18 event and runs from 8pm to 12.30am. Venue: Tutanekai Street, Rotorua. www.rotoruaglofestival.co.nz

31 December, GLO Party In the Park This is a family friendly event starting at 6pm, showcasing local entertainment including a number of award winning local bands with a fireworks display to end the show at around 9pm. Venue: Village Green, Memorial Drive, Rotorua.

31 December, GLO Fireworks Spectacular Go to www.rotoruaglofestival.co.nz to find the best spots around the lake to watch the biggest fireworks display Rotorua has ever seen. Twenty minutes of celebrating the New Year starts at midnight. Venue: Lake Rotorua

1 January, GLO Picnic in the Park Bring family and friends and celebrate the New Year with entertainment and lots of giveaways. Bring a picnic to enjoy while watching an outdoor movie and performers on stage. From 11am to 2pm. Venue: Lakefront Rotorua www.rotoruaglofestival.co.nz search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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A&P Show, Show Hunter

26–27 January, Agricultural & Pastoral (A&P) Show Held on one of New Zealand’s most picturesque Showgrounds, this great family day out includes displays of: equestrian, dairy and beef cattle, calves, alpaca, miniature horses, donkeys and mules, harness horses, show hunters. Demonstrations include: western riding, goat events, Agrodome shears and wool handling, wood chopping competitions and sheep dog trials. There will be children’s races and activities, wagon rides, climbing wall, fun rides, lawn mower racing, antique machinery, ‘Yesteryear’ museum, pedigree poultry, small animal display and much more. Venue: Agrodome, Western Road, Ngongotaha. Ph: 07 357 2979. www.ras.org.nz

Te Puia

6 February, WHAKAnuia 2013 Join Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours as we celebrate the annual WHAKAnuia Event held on Waitangi Day, 2013. Come be part of this exciting day full of fun, entertainment, food and culture. This year we celebrate North and Central America. Any enquiries contact Jahvis@ whakarewarewa.com. Venue: Whakarewarewa Village. Ph: 07 349 3463 or visit www.whakarewarewa.com

Whakarewarewa

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. Tamaki Maori Village

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.

Mitai Maori Village

Venue: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua. Ph: 0508 TAMAKI. Visit www.globalstorytellers.com


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Whakanuia

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

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.

Wai-O-Tapu

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

Paradise Valley Springs

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

Daily, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Visit the hatchery and nursery on the 45 minute guided Kiwi Encounter – tours hourly between 10am and 4pm.

Waimangu

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

Rainbow Springs

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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 34

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 36

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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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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.

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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, lucyplayne@slingshot.co.nz, www.treklakeokareka.co.nz

JET BOATING & PARASAILING see ad page 45 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 38 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!

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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 41

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

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


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

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WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING

see ad page 43

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

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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

WHITEWATER RAFTING

see ad page 55

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 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

Activity CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

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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

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

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152 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Ph: 0508 646446 / 0508 minigolf CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 75 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 evening cultural experience, a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Mãori Cusine (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

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

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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 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

MINI GOLF

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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 figures 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

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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.

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FREE ENTRY

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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

Attractions AGRICULTURE see ad page 39 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

BLUEBERRY EXPERIENCE see ad above MAMAKU BLUE BLUEBERRY EXPERIENCE Free entry, discover the wonderful world of blueberries, the only Blueberry Experience & Winery of its type in New Zealand. Taste the many specialist products made from these little globes of health. 311 Maraeroa Road, Mamaku, Rotorua. Phone 07 332 5840. www.mamakublue.co.nz

GONDOLA, LUGE & RESTAURANT

see ad pages 2-3, 74

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

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Echo Crater, Waimangu Volcanic Valley ŠDestination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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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.

NATURE PARK

see ad pages IFC-1, 72-73

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 when available at no extra charge. 467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua, phone 348 9667, info@paradisev.co.nz, www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz

NATURE PARK

see ad page 46

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


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see ad page 76

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

THERMAL

see ad page 49

WAIMANGU VOLCANIC VALLEY The world’s youngest geothermal system. Home to the world’s largest hot water spring; beautiful mysterious ‘Inferno Crater’; 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

‘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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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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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Activities 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

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Lights...Camera...Action! Let your white water rafting adventure begin! If its mild to wild or tame to insane â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enjoy New Zealand nature at its best From half-day to five-day trips â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is an adventure and experience that we can cater to suit your needs Be one of the privileged few that raft the class 5 extreme Wairoa River Contact us now so you can get your adventure started

Phone 0800 inaraft (0800 462 723) www.wetnwildrafting.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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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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Rotorua Canopy 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 page 59

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 New Zealand’s ONLY native forest zipline canopy tour featuring beautiful virgin forest, 650 metres of ziplines, suspended swingbridges and treetop platforms up to 22 metres above the forest floor. 173 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 CANOPY. hello@canopytours.co.nz, www.canopytours.co.nz

TOURS

see ad page 50

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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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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 07 345 6522, www.rotoruaducktours.co.nz

TOURS

see ad page 35

VOLCANIC AIR SAFARIS Helicopter and floatplane flights showcasing dramatic geothermal and volcanic landscapes of the stunning Rotorua and Bay of Plenty destinations, including landing on NZâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most active volcano â&#x20AC;&#x201C; White Island, or view the dormant crater of Mount Tarawera. Memorial Drive, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 800 848. Phone: 07 348 9984. info@volcanicair.co.nz, www.volcanicair.co.nz

Rotorua, officially New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best City...

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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 31.03.13

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1181 Eurera Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 8818 www.capers.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

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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 31.03.13

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River Rats Raft & Kayak

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Spend $50 in our shop and cafĂŠ and present this voucher to receive a free 100ml pot of Blueberry Jelly or Chilli value $6. Not available with any other offer. 311 Maraeroa Road, RD2, Rotorua Phone 07 332 5840 Fax 07 332 5841 winery@mamakublue.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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

1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Phone 07 347 9270 EXPIRES 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

152 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Freephone 0508 646 446 minigolfnz@xtra.co.nz www.minigolfnewzealand.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

525 Ngongotaha Rd, Fairy Springs, Rotorua Phone 07 343 7676 Freephone: 0800 646 768 www.info@ogo.co.nz www.ogo.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

467 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua Phone 07 348 9667 www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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

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

Freephone 0800 333 900 Phone 07 345 6543 Fax 07 345 6321 www.riverrats.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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Present this voucher at Rotorua Museum and receive a 10% discount off adult admission price. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash. Government Gardens, Rotorua Phone 07 350 1814 rotoruamuseum@rdc.govt.nz www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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 31.03.13

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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 31.03.13

185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 347 0027 rotorua@skyline.co.nz www.skyline.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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

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Hemo Road (southern end of Fenton St), Rotorua Phone 07 348 9047 info@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com EXPIRES 31.03.13

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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 31.03.13

587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Phone 07 366 6137 nature@waimangu.co.nz www.waimangu.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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.

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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. 76 State Hwy 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Napier Taupo Rd, Taupo Phone 07 378 8559 www.taupodebretts.co.nz EXPIRES 31.03.13

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

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

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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. search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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DESIGNER BOUTIQUE

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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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 91 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 89 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.

ENGLISH-STYLE BAR see ad page 94 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

INDIAN see ad page 90 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 see ad page 86 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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.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 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

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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.

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


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see ad pg 92

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

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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

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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 - PACIFIC RIM

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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Cnr Fenton and Whakaue Street, Rotorua

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

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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. search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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Dining Out 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.

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.


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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 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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Rotorua has a vast selection of hotels, motels, lodges,backpackers, holiday parks and homestays

Qualmark New Zealand L Look for the Qualmark star rrating system to ascertain how an accommodation property has been a independently rated. The Qualmark in star system rates various categories of accommodation in New Zealand and is a reliable indication of the standard of facilities. You can also ask to see the room – inspection should be welcome. 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 ofluxury at a lakeside lodge or holiday home.

BACKPACKERS

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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

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ROTORUA PLANET BACKPACKERS Centrally located with modern facilities and informative travel desk. Single, twin, quad and larger dorms. Rooms from $23 pp. 24-hour access, SKY TV, large shared modern kitchen, dining and laundry facilities, close to supermarkets, shops, shopping mall, restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and spa. 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 102

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 B&B – Rotorua’s only Qualmark 4-star B&B with a 100% geothermal, private hot pool. Located on a quiet street, with just a 3 minutes walk to the city, and off-street parking. Relax in your own private geothermal hot pool (39°-42°C) and enjoy geothermal central heating in winter. Classic Tresco is recommended by Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. Our home is smoke free. Rates: $80-120 Single, $120-200 Double, $150-280 Triple. The rates include a Continental and cooked breakfast. FREE Wi-Fi & GST. 3 Toko Street, Rotorua. Phone 348 9611, Freephone 0800 873 726. stay@trescorotorua.co.nz, www.trescorotorua.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

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

otor ua Planet Ro R Backpackers & Waiariki House STAY IN THE CENTRE OF THE E ACTI A ACTION! CTION! CTI ION! N! Centrally located in the city with modern facilities and informative Tra Travel vell Desk – ask us about the great discounts and tour deals. Single, twin, quad and larger dorms, rooms from $23 pp, SKY TV, large shared modern kitchen, dining and laundry facilities, close to supermarkets, shops, shopping mall, restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and spa. • 24-hour access • Wifi • SKY TV

• 3 short blocks to bus station • Discounts and deals on tourist attractions and activities • Everything on our doorstep

Waiariki House, 1080 Eruera St, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 666 236 www.rotoruaplanetbackpackers.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

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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

HOTEL

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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

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SUDIMA HOTEL LAKE ROTORUA Offering 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, Energy Events Centre and walking distance to CBD. 1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua, phone 348 1174, reservations@sudimarotorua.co.nz, www.sudimahotels.com/rotorua

MOTEL

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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

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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

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Looking for your perfect family getaway in Rotorua! Book a Family Bonanza Package and receive a free upgrade to a refurbished Superior Room subject to availability, free cooked breakfast, free hangi and concert experience for children with paying adults, discount coupons for local attractions and much, much more! Rates from $129 inclusive GST. For more information visit www.sudimahotels.com/rotorua email reservations@sudimarotorua.co.nz or call 0800 Sudima (0800 783 462)

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Rotorua’s only Qualmark 4-star B&B with a 100% geothermal, private hot pool. Located on a quiet street, with just a 3 minutes walk to the city, and off-street parking. Our home is smoke free. Relax in your own private geothermal hot pool (39–42°C) and enjoy geothermal central heating in winter. Classic Tresco is recommended by Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. Rates: $80-120 Single, $120-200 Double, $150-280 Triple. The rates include a Continental & cooked breakfast. FREE Wi-Fi & GST.

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Health & Beauty Wellness & Spas

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


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Bookings essential Phone 07 347 1234 Extn 5 7 Days a week Cnr Eruera & Hinemaru Streets Rotorua

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THE SPA AT MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA – Reward your Soul..... let our experienced therapists pamper you with an indulgent treatment. Spend time relaxing in a spa, sauna or thermally heated swimming pool. Massage, Beauty, Thermal Mud wraps. Open Daily. Licensed. Millennium Hotel Rotorua, Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, Rotorua. Phone 347 1234 ext 5. www.millenniumrotorua@millenniumhotels.co.nz

HEALTH & BEAUTY/WELLNESS & SPAS

see ad page 109

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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Girls playing with pumice on lakefront © Destination Lake Taupo

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 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. search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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Explore deep caverns with Waitomo Adventures ©Waitomo Adventures

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.


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CAFÉ AND ART GALLERY

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L’ARTÉ CAFÉ - A trip to L’Art’e is a visual and edible feast and unlike anything you have experienced before. The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden complete with an outside mosaic living room. Open 8am-4pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Everyday through the month of January and most public holidays. 255 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo. Phone 07 378 2962. www.larte.co.nz

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

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BUNGY JUMP, SWING, FLYING FOX see ad page 124 MOKAI GRAVITY CANYON The canyon is home to the North Islands Highest Bungy 80m, Biggest Giant Swing and Most Extreme Flying Fox. We are located alongside the Rangitikei River deep within the Mokai Canyon. 332 Mokai Road, Taihape. Phone 06 388 9109. www.gravitycanyon.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

HELICOPTER TOURS

see ad page 118

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

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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


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JETBOAT RIDES

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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 120

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

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


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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

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 River’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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Nga Awa Purua Rd, off Rapids Rd, Aratiatia, Taupo P: 07 374 8066 • F: 07 374 8065 E: info@rapidsjet.com • www.rapidsjet.com SKYDIVING see ad page 113 SKYDIVE TAUPO Come and Play! Our international team ensure your skydive experience is an unforgettable encounter. We offer both personalised freefall camera and handycam (you can even choose your own music!) Partner this with our free limo service and a friendly atmosphere. We guarantee “an experience of a lifetime”. Grey hangar with pink plane, Taupo Airport, Taupo. Freephone 0800 370 022. info@skydivetaupo.co.nz www.skydivetaupo.co.nz

SKYDIVING

see ad page 126

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. Yellow Hangar, Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport Freephone 0800 TANDEM (826336), skydive@tts.net.nz, www.taupotandemskydiving.com


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mosaic café and gallery A trip to L’Arté is a visual and edible feast and unlike anything you have experienced before. The café and gallery are both set in the magical garden complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L’Arté’s unique destination are exquisite. Ceramic artist Judi Brennan creates her beautiful original pieces in her studio which is attached to L’Arte’s very unique little gallery. L’Arté café has Allpress coffee, New Zealand wines and beers and service that will be enjoyed by all. With New Zealand’s finest produce L’Arté’s kitchen team prepare everything fresh on site - from homemade bread to homemade pesto and onion jam. We also have created a small deli so you can take some of L’Arté home with you. A wonderful experience you will never forget - see you at L’Arté. We are open from 8am–4pm, Wed–Sun, most public holidays and every day through January.

255 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo Phone 07 378 2962 | Email us@larte.co.nz | www.larte.co.nz


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THERMAL HOT POOLS

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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 – 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

OPEN EVERY DAY

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


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