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AUTUMN 2013


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ROTORUA AUTUMN 2013

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Welcome

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Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers Geyers, Te Puia ©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

Lake Tarawera in Autumn ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

Rotorua at a Glance ............................................. 07 What’s Hot ........................................................... 10 Useful Information ............................................... 16 What’s On ............................................................ 18 Activities .............................................................. 32 Shopping .............................................................. 67 Dining Out ........................................................... 72 Accommodation .................................................. 88 Health & Beauty/Wellness & Spas ...................... 96 Around Rotorua ................................................... 99 Rotorua Maps ...................................................... 118

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Kia Ora & Welcome It is my great pleasure, as Mayor of Rotorua, to extend an invitation to you to visit Famously Rotorua, just 2.5 hours down the road from Auckland. Rotorua is a unique and exciting destination with spectacular thermal activity, majestic forests, 16 sparkling lakes, wildlife attractions, vibrant Maori culture and an adrenaline pumping adventure playground. Inside this brochure you’ll ďŹ nd a range of great deals, to help you to enjoy the many activities Rotorua has to offer. Rotorua looks forward to hosting you and sharing the spirit of manaakitanga during your stay in the city.


Kevin Winters Rotorua Mayor


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Maori Language

Maori Art Fence, Government Gardens ©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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Fisheye, Mt Tarawera Crater ©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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What’s Hot

RailCruising

RailCruising – Self-drive Rail Cars Imagine sitting in your own four-seat self-drive rail car with nothing ahead but the unobstructed curve of the rail stretching out into the distance, with the clickety clack of the rail beneath you and the beautiful countryside drifting by. This world first activity allows everyone the ability to undertake their own personal rail journey. RailCruising operates on the Rotorua Railway. The excursion is a 20km, 1½ hour return trip from Mamaku Railway Station, 15 minutes north of Rotorua, to Tarukenga return. Cruising along at a brisk safe 20km/h listen to the audio tour and discover a unique piece of New Zealand railway history. This is an all weather experience suitable for all ages. Mamaku Railway Station, Mamaku, Rotorua. Freephone: 0800 724 574. www.railcruising.com

aMAZEme ‘Come and get lost!’ in what would have to be the largest g hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere. aMAZEme AZEme is quite quit literally Rotorua’s fastest growing tourism attraction tracttion that promises enjoyment for all ages. Race to the he centre centre and be challenged by this giant puzzle of fun! When you’ve found your way, there are heaps eaps of o favourite yesteryear outdoor activities to amuse: stilts, ts, tug o’ war, sack-races, swingball and giant board games (Ludo, mes (L Ludo, Checkers, Connect4, Snakes & Ladders). Set et up p a picnic in the park and why not enjoy McGregor’s gor’’s Garden with beds of fruit, berries and vegetables les in season. Get to know the locals – make friends ds with Paul the Possum, Dora and Diego the guinea a pigs, the curious rabbits and big hopper, Angus. aMAZEme was created with you in mind! Affordable able fun, toddlerfriendly, family-focussed. Bring a picnic and enjoy joy the parklike surroundings. Family Pass is just $45. aMAZEme me is ideal ide for celebrations, family gatherings, corporate events. Catering is available upon request. 1335 Paradise Valley Rd, Ngongotaha (Entrance from State Highway 5). Phone: 0274 861700. amazeme@xtra.co.nz www.amazeme.co.nz


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Kaitiaki Adventures

Kaitiaki Adventures With a unique blend of history, an infusion of Maori culture and an adrenaline overload, Kaitiaki Adventures offers awesome and unforgettable experiences as New Zealand’s only all KIWI rafting and sledging company. Raft down the Kaituna River and over the highest commerciallyrafted waterfall in the world, or take the river on at eye level as you are in charge of your own sledging vessel propelling yourself through rapids and adventure. No previous experience required as full training and river equipment of highest standard is provided by our qualified is guides. With a strong focus on fun, safety and providing a unique, New Zealand experience, book today for an unforgettable memory of Aotearoa. Hells Gate, State Highway Hig 30, Rotorua. Ph: 0800 338 736. www.kaitiaki.co.nz

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New Zealand Riverjet The New Zealand Riverjet adventure offers a unique experience for anyone visiting Rotorua or Taupo. No other activity offers the icons of New Zealand Riverjet and Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park combined into one awesome combo; the ‘Riverjet Thermal Safari’. Alternatively ‘The Squeeze’ is an awesome hot stream and hot pool adventure that brings you up close to a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have seen. Sit back and take in the remarkable landscape, learn the history and legends of the area and enjoy an abundance of unique wildlife. Once back at the boat after your ‘Thermal Safari’ or ‘Squeeze’, hang on tight and enjoy all the thrills, excitement, speed and spins you would expect from a Hamilton Jet. Corner Tutukau Road & State Highway 5, Reporoa, Rotorua. Ph: 07 333 7111 / 0800 748 375. www.riverjet.co.nz

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The Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre

The Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre If you love the outdoors and want to experience nature at its best then escape into the Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. Only 5km from the city centre, 5600 hectares of exotic forest awaits you to enjoy and explore. With towering Californian Redwoods, breathtaking walking trails, exhilarating mountain bike tracks and gorgeous panoramic views there is something for everyone. The Redwoods Gift Shop and Visitor Centre is your first stop for information on the extensive recreational network. The friendly staff will help you with information and advice to make the most of your visit. Get yourself a famous Manky – map on a hanky! And for lasting memories the shop has a beautiful range of unique and quality New Zealand made gifts inspired by nature. Long Mile Road, Rotorua. Phone: 07 350 0110. www.redwoods.co.nz

Paradise Valley Springs Set amid stunning native bush, Rotorua’s must-see wildlife park offers the perfect day out. Wander along the walkways at your own pace, where you can see and feed a range of animals and birds typically found wild around New Zealand. The spring-fed trout pools are crystal clear, allowing you to view rainbow and brown trout. Enjoy the Streamside Farm Walk, where you can meet and hand-feed the friendly farm animals. Discover the Elevated Treetops Walk hidden 6-metres high amongst bush and native trees. Plus, every day at 2.30pm visitors can watch the Lion Feeding with the resident pride of African lions, followed by Kea feeding in their walk-through aviary and the possibility of patting a possum at 3pm. Occasionally there are lion cubs for visitors to pat. Check for availability. 467 Paradise Valley Road. Ph: 07 348 9667. info@paradisev.co.nz www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz browse and book @ www.jasons.com


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Whakarewarewa

Whakarewarewa, A Living Thermal Village Nau Mai Haere – welcome to our home. Whakarewarewa is Rotorua’s only authentic living Maori village, where people have lived in harmony with the geothermal landscape for over 150 years. Take a guided tour through our home and learn how we utilise the geothermal resources to cook, bathe and preserve. Learn of our rich history, traditions, culture and Guiding Legacy that began Tourism in Rotorua. View cultural performances at 11.15am and 2pm daily as we entertain you with melodious songs telling stories of our people, be in awe as our warriors perform the world famous Haka. Tantalise your taste buds by experiencing a geothermal Hangi meal or Hangi pie cooked within the steam vents and boiling hot pools you will see throughout the village, served from 12–2pm. For further information or to make a booking please contact: 07 349 3463. bookings@whakarewarewa.com or visit: www.whakarewarewa.com

Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruises Avoid the crowds, and take a close-up look at spectacular geothermal activity in the worlds’ youngest geothermal system (22 volcanic craters created on 10 June 1886). See Frying Pan Lake, one of the largest hot water springs in the world; and Crater Lake rises and falls as it heats and cools. Rare and unusual plants have adapted to grow on the hot earths of Waimangu, and amidst the regenerating native forests, delicate Sinter Terraces grow from the deposits of the hot spring water. Unspoilt Lake Rotomahana has a separate geothermal system, featuring hot springs, steaming vents and geysers, which can be seen only from our boat. Take a boat cruise with commentary on Lake Rotomahana, the largest crater. Allow three hours for walk and boat; and two hours for walk only (self-guided walks and hikes to suit all ages and ability). This is a protected area and we are the winners of multiple Eco Tourism awards. 587 Waimangu Road, off SH5 (main Rotorua–Taupo highway), Rotorua. Ph: 07 366 6137.


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Useful Information

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

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

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

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

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

GST Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 15% (15% from 1/10/10) is applied to all goods and services, except for duty-free purchases.

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

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


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Important Info

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

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

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

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

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

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Agrodome Sheep Show ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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The Laughing Samoans

ARTS & CRAFTS

Pastel Portraits

18–19 May, Pastel Portraits Workshop with Maxine Thompson New Zealand born artist and tutor, Maxine Thompson, has been recognised for her talent at depicting people and animals in life-like pictures. Named as master pastellist by the Pastel Society of Australia, Maxine provides hands-on workshops and you will take home a completed work. Cost: $130.00 and allow $30.00 for materials on the day, 8.30am–4pm. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz

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

9, 16 & 23 May, Art History with Tim Quirke Tim Quirke studied fine art in Johannesburg and lectured at the University of Johannesburg. He has exhibited at various galleries in South Africa and recently moved to New Zealand where he is based at Rotorua. A classicist when it comes to Art, you will be enthralled at his informative classes. $15 on the night. Martyn Evans

Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz


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The Nutcracker

DANCE & THEATRE 6 April, The Laughing Samoans present Fobulous Fobulous will see the return of your favourite Laughing Samoans characters such as Aunty Tala and Uncle Sam as well as introduce a few new ones. Wholesome entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, 1170 Fenton St. Ph: 0800 111 999. www.laughingsamoans.com

21 May, The Moscow Ballet Features The Nutcracker With their artistic ballet skill, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets, the illustrious La Classique will take you on a journey back in time to a frost-covered, gas-lit world to join Clara, her beloved Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer. In two acts, this traditional performance festival tale, for all the family, will bring to life the fantastically popular Tchaikovsky Score featuring the famous ‘Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy’ and ‘The Waltz of the Flowers.’ Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, 1170 Fenton St, Rotorua. Ph: 0800 111 999 or 07 350 2244.

EXHIBITIONS 1–28 March, Martyn Evans Solo Show Martyn was born in the Valleys area of South Wales, Aberdare He emigrated to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife in the 70s. Like all talented artists, Martyn reframes the normal into the unusual. Lowryesque in its presentation, Martyn’s unique combination of Welsh and Kiwi art, brings colour and hope to you in its many depictions of local scenes. Opening Night: 5pm, Friday March 1. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

1–28 March, Trish Thurston Solo Show Local artist Trish Thurston will fill the gallery with colourful works to inspire your day. An art teacher, and recent owner of the Walnut Tree Art Studio, Trish is an Art Lover and this comes through in her colourful and whimsical works. Opening Night: 5pm, Friday March 1. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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Joe Sheehan, Safety Glasses, 2004 ©Tim Melville Gallery. Photo ©Kallan MacLeod

Norm Heke. Maui and his Brothers, 2011 Side one. Digital photograph, lenticular print

Lynnette Smallwood

From 2 March, Norm Heke – OMGs. Maori Gods in the 21st Century Using lenticular photography, talented Maori artist Norm Heke portrays traditional Maori legends in both past and contemporary society, providing his own unique interpretation of these customary stories. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

5–26 April, The Peace Exhibition The bombing of Nagasaki in World War 2 will be the focus of a Peace Exhibition on show at the Village during April. Local Japanese group Kobushi Kai are hosting a visiting Japanese Choir who are performing in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Visit the exhibit and associated concert during April. Opening Night: 5pm, Friday April 5. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz

5–26 April, Bela Ughy – Landscape Artist Kawerau-based Bela is an astonishing painter of local landscapes. He captures the Bay of Plenty environment in all its beauty, with a rare combination of drama and tranquility – creating timeless works of the environment he has loved all his life. Opening Night: 5pm, Friday April 5 in the Mosaic Gallery. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz

From 3 May, Lynnette Smallwood Solo Show Rotorua-based Canadian artist, Lynette who works in mixed mediums to create unusual and thought-provoking art in pastels and acrylics. Opening Night: 5pm, Friday May 3. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street, www.rave.org.nz


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What’s On From 3 May, Rebecca Smith Solo Show Rebecca will be showing her contemporary paintings in this first Solo Rotorua outing. A senior at Waiariki Polytechnic, Rebecca’s work is characterised by strong line and interesting use of colour. Opening Night: 5pm, Friday May 3. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz

Until 7 April, Joe Sheehan – Other Stories In this exquisite exhibition Joe Sheehan takes a contemporary look at the relevance of greenstone carving in today’s world. He presents meticulously crafted pounamu and stone objects that speak first about their object status and second about their materials. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Until 14 April, Ask the Dust – Eddie Clemens Rotorua artist Eddie Clemens is well known on the contemporary art circuit for his quirky take on everyday life, often applying clever twists to things which are seemingly innocent. Conceived by Rotorua Museum, Ask the Dust is Clemens’ first ever Rotorua exhibition. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

The Peace Exhibition

Rebecca Smith Solo Show

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Joanna Langford, The Howling Land © Joanna Langford and The Dowse Art Museum

Until 14 April, Joanna Langford – The Lightness Experience one of Joanna Langford’s signature art installations crafted from the castoffs of modern day life. Known for the spontaneity of her work and attention to materials, Langford creates her seemingly ethereal structures from often overlooked items, re-used in surprising ways. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

Until 14 April, Titokowaru’s Dilemma In this delightful exhibition of lithographs and etchings, artist Marian Maguire examines New Zealand history through the lens of Ancient Greek myths and legends. She uses a distinctive mix of Greek vase decoration, early voyager records, and colonial paintings and photographs. Titokowaru’s Dilemma is being toured by Exhibition Services Tours. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

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

FAMILY 3 March, Children’s Day – Myths & Legends Free craft activities in OMGs (Maori Gods in the 21st Century by Norm Heke). 10am, 12noon and 2pm: Myths and Legends tours for children; 9am–8pm: Myths & Legends activity sheet. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz


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Soundshell Market

Hot Lakes Craft maker © Hot Lakes Craft Market

10 March, XRace XRace is a fantastic mystery adventure where family teams must locate clues on a map, complete a series of 10 different mystery challenges. XRace teams are made up of a child aged 7 to 12 racing side-by-side with Dad or Mum. Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua.

29 March–1 April, The Great Easter Egg Hunt Use clues to search out Easter eggs hidden around the Museum, great prizes to be won! Cost: Free with Museum admission. Venue: Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens. Ph: 07 350 1814. www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz

MARKETS 3, 17, 30–31 March; 7, 21, 27, 28 April; 5, 19 May – Soundshell Market A Rotorua institution, the Soundshell Market always has new or handcrafted goodies for sale. Curios, collectables and antiques; there’s sure to be something that will catch your eye. Indoor and outdoor stalls mean you can browse no matter the weather. 9am–3pm. Venue: Soundshell, Memorial Drive, Rotorua.

10 March, 14 April, 12 May, 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 our 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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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The Rotorua Night 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 our website www.rotoruanightmarket.co.nz and become a fan on Facebook. From 5pm. Venue: Tutanekai Street, Rotorua.

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). Venue: The Belgian Bar, 1151 Arawa Street, Rotorua, Ph: 07 348 6190. www.bopblues.com

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

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Come Together

9 March, Lakeside 2013 – Come Together Lakeside is a traditional free concert for the Rotorua Community. The Rotorua Lakefront will come alive as thousands make their way to enjoy what veteran entertainer Frankie Stevens calls “the nation’s best outdoor variety show”. It’s an all-star cast headed by Tina Cross, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Russell Harrison and Michael Murphy and featuring the music of The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Marlene Dietrich as well as The William tell Overture. Venue: Soundshell Village Green, Rotorua.

SPORT & OUTDOORS 13 March, Paymark XTERRA Rotorua Festival The Paymark XTERRA Rotorua Festival is the biggest multisport event in New Zealand and the biggest XTERRA event held anywhere in the world. This event is for multisport, triathlon, mountain biking and general fitness athletes. Venue: Blue Lake, Rotorua. www.xterra.co.nz

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Rotorua Walking Festival

16–17 March, Rotorua Walking Festival 2013 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rotorua Walking Festival, so get your walking shoes on and join in the fun. From 5km to 42km walks, there is a distance for every fitness level. It is non-competitive and will provide walkers with great scenery, fun, fellowship and a real sense of achievement when completed. Venue: Netherlands Society Hall, Tarawera Road. www.rotoruawalkingfestival.org.nz

SPECIAL EVENTS 17 March, Green = Go! It’s St Patrick’s Day, so in the spirit of Green, Orienteering Bay of Plenty and the Rotorua branch of 350.org are delighted to bring you this fun event to raise awareness of climate change and how each of us can reduce the impacts of climate change on our communities. Fun for all the family; $3.50 per person for rogaine entry, while Hub fun is free; 10am–12pm. Spot prizes will be awarded to participants at the end of the event. Venue: Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street. www.rave.org.nz

22 March, Peta Mathias Live Inspirational, razor-witted and scandalously funny, the author, television personality and chef will be telling tall stories, ironing out the agonising problems of your life, sautéeing up a storm, singing of lost love and explaining how egg whites can transform your life. Venue: Soundshell and Village Green, Memorial Drive, Rotorua. www.petamathias.com

Peta Mathias ©Emma Bass


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Te Puia

Rainbow Springs

23 March, Women’s Lifestyle Expo The Rotorua Women’s Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 90 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and beauty to business products & information, crafts, fitness, food and wine sampling and much more. Door sales only. Venue: Rotorua Energy Events Centre. www.expos.co.nz

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, Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Visit the hatchery and nursery on the 30-minute guided Kiwi Encounter – tours hourly between 10am and 4pm. Venue: Rainbow Springs, Fairy Springs Road. Free phone 0800 724 626, visit www.rainbowsprings.co.nz search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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Mitai Maori Village

Tamaki Maori Village

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. 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. Whakarewarewa

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

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. Venue: Agrodome, Western Road, Ngongotaha. Ph: 07 357 1050. Visit www.agrodome.co.nz


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Wai-O-Tapu

Waimangu

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

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

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

Paradise Valley Springs

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Kea Feeding at Rainbow Springs ©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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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Adventure ADVENTURE

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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 36

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

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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.

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

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, lucy@treklakeokareka.co.nz, www.treklakeokareka.co.nz

JET BOATING & PARASAILING see ad page 47 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 40 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

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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

WHITEWATER RAFTING/SLEDGING see ad page 50 KAITIAKI ADVENTURES Experience first-hand the unique blend of culture and adrenalin only Kaitiaki Adventures rafting and sledging can provide. No experience is necessary, full training is given. Safety is paramount, entertainment is guaranteed. Hells Gate Thermal Reserve, State Highway 30, Rotorua, Phone 07 357 2236. info@kaitiaki.co.nz, www.kaitiaki.co.nz

WHITEWATER RAFTING & KAYAKING see ad page 45 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


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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

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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

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

Activity CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 43 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 56 MITAI MÃORI VILLAGE An authentic cultural experience incorporating ground-cooked hangi meal, cultural performance, waka and guided bush walk including glowworms. 196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua. Phone 343 9132. reservations@mitai.co.nz, www.mitai.co.nz

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE see ad page 65 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 58 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 Rotorua, officially New Zealand’s Best City...

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

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

Direct Bookings Freephone 0800 KAITUNA (0800 524 8862) www.kaitunacascades.co.nz FOREST ACTIVITY see ad page 57 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

MAZE

see ad page 53

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

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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.

Telephone +64 7 343 7600

Freephone: 0800 JET SPIN

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


Get up close and personal With no glass in our outdoor night aviary, and only a knee high fence separating you from these curious native birds, you can get closer to kiwi than you ever thought possible. Open daily 8am-late â&#x20AC;˘ Fairy Springs Rd â&#x20AC;˘ Phone 0800 724 626

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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 - includes product tastings • Banquet room for larger groups 25-100 • A smaller board room for meetings

MUSEUM

see ad page 50

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

Attractions AGRICULTURE see ad page 41 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 search it, plan it, book it @www.jasons.co.nz


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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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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.

GONDOLA, LUGE & RESTAURANT

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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

NATURE PARK

see ad page 42

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 07 348 9667. info@paradisev.co.nz, www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz

NATURE PARK

see ad page 48

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


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

THERMAL

see ad page 66

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

‘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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Unique Geothermal Mud Bathing, Therapies & Massage OPEN DAILY 8.30am - 8.30pm Except Christmas Day - 25th December

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Bookings for spa therapies are essential Open daily 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11pm, (Last pool entry 10.15pm) 1000 Hinemoa Street, ROTORUA Ph: 07 348 1328 FREEPHONE 0508 765 977

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see ad page 51

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

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

A Sacred Place… A Spiritual Place

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


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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 RailCruising Tours

THERMAL

see ad page 51

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

Tours HELICOPTER TOURS

see ad page 61

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 63

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 46

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


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Agrodome

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Agroventures Adventure nture Park

Buried Village

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$40 for two Dinner Mains

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Lime Caffeteria

Lone Star

10% Discount off your total bill

Free Lone Star loaf

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Rotorua to orua

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

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Rotorua to orua


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

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Phone 07 357 1050 reservations@agrodome.co.nz www.agrodome.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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Present this voucher to receive a free Buried Village memory stick with adult admission. Limited to one per voucher. Not to valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash.

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

1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua Phone 07 362 8287 discover@buriedvillage.co.nz www.buriedvillage.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

1335 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua Freephone 0800 949 888 www.agroventures.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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1181 Eurera Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 8818 www.capers.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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Present this voucher and receive a 10% discount. Offer redeemable at Helipro Rotorua. Not redeemable for cash. Not valid with group travel or in conjunction with any other offer.

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Hemo Road, Te Puia, Rotorua Phone 07 357 2512 rotorua@helipro.co.nz www.helipro.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

Phone 07 357 2236 www.kaitiaki.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

Present this voucher and receive one free Lone Star loaf for your table with everyone dining with a main meal. Valid only at Rotorua Lone Star. Not valid with any other promotion. Cnr Arawa & Amohia Streets Rotorua Phone 07 349 4040 EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

Corner Fenton & Whakaue Streets, Rotorua Phone 07 350 2033 Fax 07 350 2257 EXPIRES 30.06.13


Mac’s Steaks

Mamaku Blue

10% Off evening dining

Free pot of Blueberry Jelly or Chilli

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Blueberry Experience

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Mini Golf New Zealand land

Mitai Maori Villagee

10% Discount

10% Discount off entry

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OGO Rotorua

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SAVE $15.00 OFF FFF any second OGO ride

5% Discount Off Road NZ packages

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Paradise Valley Springs

Pig & Whistle

Wildlife Park

Free bottle of spring waterr

1 Free drink beer, wine or coke

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Rotorua to orua

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Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

River Rats Raft & Kayak

10% Discount off admission

$10 OFF Rafting or Guided Kayaking g

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Spend $50 in our shop and cafĂŠ and present this voucher to receive a free 100ml pot of Blueberry Jelly or Chilli value $6. Not available with any other offer. 311 Maraeroa Road, RD2, Rotorua Phone 07 332 5840 Fax 07 332 5841 winery@mamakublue.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

10% discount on entry is only available for the Mitai Maori Village Experience. This is not available with any other combo offerings or discounts. 196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 343 9132 reservations@mitai.co.nz www.mitai.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

1288 Fenton Street, Rotorua Phone 349 1828 sales@mountainjade.co.nz www.mountainjade.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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

1110 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Phone 07 347 9270 EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

152 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Freephone 0508 646 446 minigolfnz@xtra.co.nz www.minigolfnewzealand.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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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 30.06.13

525 Ngongotaha Rd, Fairy Springs, Rotorua Phone 07 343 7676 Freephone: 0800 646 768 www.info@ogo.co.nz www.ogo.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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 30.06.13

467 Paradise Valley Rd, Rotorua Phone 07 348 9667 www.paradisevalleysprings.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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 30.06.13

Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 350 0440 www.rainbowsprings.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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Rotorua Duck Tourss

Rotorua Museum

5% Discount On City & Lakes Tour

10% Discount off adult admission

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Tamaki Maori Village ge

10% off Gondola Ride only

$10.00 OFF entry

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Te Po

Te Puia

10% Discount off admission

10% Discount off admission

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1 x FREE Photo and 1 x Volcanic Air Safaris Cap

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Wet’n’Wild Rafting

10% Discount off walking tour and boat cruise

10% Discount off regular rates

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Total value $50

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Whakarewarewa

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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 30.06.13

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 30.06.13

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

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

1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua Phone 07 349 2999 bookings@maoriculture.co.nz www.tamakimaorivillage.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

185 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua Phone 07 347 0027 rotorua@skyline.co.nz www.skyline.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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

Hemo Road (southern end of Fenton St), Rotorua Phone 07 348 9047 info@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com EXPIRES 30.06.13

Hemo Road (southern end of Fenton St), Rotorua Phone 07 348 9047 info@tepuia.com www.tepuia.com EXPIRES 30.06.13

Present this voucher to receive 1 x free photo and 1 x Volcanic Air Safaris Cap (total value $50). Not valid with any other offer, not redeemable for cash.

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Freephone: 0800 800 848 info@volcanicair.co.nz www.volcanicair.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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

2 White Street, Rotorua Phone 07 348 3191 info@wetnwildrafting.co.nz www.wetnwildrafting.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Phone 07 366 6137 nature@waimangu.co.nz www.waimangu.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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.

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

Western Road, Ngongataha, Rotorua Freephone 0800 22 74 74 rotorua@zorb.com www.zorb.com/Rotorua EXPIRES 30.06.13

17 Tryon Street, Rotorua Phone 07 349 3463 info@whakarewarewa.com www.whakarewarewa.com EXPIRES 30.06.13


HELiPRO Taupo

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Hukafalls Jet

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Mokai Gravity Canyon yon

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10% Off

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Skydive Taupo

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10% off personalised DVD and photoss

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Jump before 11am for $129

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2 for 1 entry

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$5 Off 1 & 2 hour ridess

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to the Hot Springs

10% Off

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

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

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

200 Karetoto Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo Freephone 0800 4847 4557 www.hukafallsjet.com EXPIRES 30.06.13

33 Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Phone 07 377 8805 taupo@helipro.co.nz www.helipro.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

Present this voucher to receive 10% off the Bungy, Giant Swing or Flying Fox. Not valid with any other offer.

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332 Mokai Road, Taihape Phone 06 388 9109 www.gravitycanyon.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport, Taupo Freephone 0800 370 022 skydive@skydivetaupo.co.nz www.skydivetaupo.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 07 377 1135 jump@taupobungy.co.nz www.taupobungy.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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 30.06.13

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

1475 State Highway 1, Taupo Phone 07 377 6404 info@taupoquads.co.nz www.taupoquads.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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Taupo Cliffhanger

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FREE Exit photo

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Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

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

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Rapid Rush –

$270

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Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Taupo & Turangi i-SITES

Mind, Body and Soul – from $350

Air Extreme – em $488 (Taupo Tandem

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Rotorua t.:3F oru uˆE&@a

ngy) Skydiving & Taup0 Bungy)

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Tongariro Quads

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Free Photos valued at $50

Rotorua to orua

Rotorua to orua

Tongariro River Rafting fting

Topgun Paintball Taupo

FREE Photo CD

100 free balls

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Rotorua to orua

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Early Bird booking deal save 20% off anyy cave adventure

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Present this voucher to receive a free exit photo with the purchase of a 15,000ft Silver package. Silver package includes 15,000ft Tandem Jump + Freefall DVD + Freefall Photos + free T-shirt. Not valid with any other offer. Yellow Hangar, Anzac Memorial Dr, Taupo Airport freephone 0800 TANDEM (826336) skydive@tts.net.nz www.taupotandemskydiving.com EXPIRES 30.06.13

A family pass on Rapids Jet for 2 adults and 2 children. 1 child rides for FREE. Usually $330. Save $60. Buy Rapid Rush online at www.GreatLakeTaupo.com or from the i-SITEs.

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

202 Spa Road, Taupo Phone 07 377 1135 www.taupocliffanger.com EXPIRES 30.06.13

Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726) EXPIRES 30.06.13

Stay with your family of 4 at Suncourt Hotel and enjoy a day out at Huka Prawn Park. Usually $265. Save $98. Buy Fun & Sun online at www.GreatLakeTaupo.com or from the i-SITEs. Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382) Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726) EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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

Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382) Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726) EXPIRES 30.06.13

Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382) Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 2 TURANGI (0800 288 726) EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

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Taupo i-SITE Visitor Centre 0800 LAKE TAUPO (0800 525 382)

State Highway 47, Tongariro National Park, Phone 07 378 2662 Mobile 0274 908 964 www.tongariroquads.com EXPIRES 30.06.13

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Present this voucher and receive 100 free balls for each person when you book in a group of 6 or more. Not valid with any other offer. Not redeemable for cash.

Present this voucher to receive free photo CD of your trip worth $40 with each booking. Not valid with any other offer.

1475 State Highway One, Taupo Phone 07 377 6404 info@topgunpaintball.co.nz www.topgunpaintball.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

The Rafting Centre, Atirau Road, Turangi, freephone 0800 10 10 24 info@trr.co.nz www.trr.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

20% off any Waitomo Adventures Activity. Trip must be booked & paid not less than 12 hours prior to departure. Trip is nonrefundable & non-cancellable. This special cannot be taken in conjunction with any other promotional special. 654 Waitomo Caves Road, (SH37) Freephone 0800 924 866 www.waitomo.co.nz EXPIRES 30.06.13

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

TOURS

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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

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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


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


Shopping

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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 Nyne Mild Red

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Shopping GREENSTONE FACTORY

see ad page 69

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

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 81 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 79 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 82 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 80 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 76 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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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

see ad page 79

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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’.

Gengy’s Mongolian B.B.Q Buffet

Mongolian B.B.Q Buffet

1272 Amohia St, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 348 2022 www.gengys.co.nz It’s an all you-can-eat, create-your-own feast! A unique dining concept where you get to choose your meats, seafoods, and veges then add your sauces, oils and spices for a delicious taste sensation. The buffet is three course, with soups and salad to start, and hot and sweet pancakes with icecream and toppings to finish. Enjoy a fresh and tasty style of cuisine in a fun and friendly atmosphere at Gengy’s Rotorua.

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

Indian Star 1118 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua ■ Phone 07 343 6222 Consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With our mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine, all expertly prepared by our experienced chefs, the Indian Star experience is one that will keep you coming back again and again. Just a short stroll from Rotorua lakefront, we are located in Rotorua’s restaurant district at the lake end of Tutanekai Street.


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

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

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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 311 Maraeroa Rd, Mamaku, Rotorua ■ Ph 07 332 5840 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. Open daily. Guided tours by appointment and includes product tastings.

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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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Accommodation

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

see ad opposite

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


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Accommodation BACKPACKERS

see ad page 90

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 90

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

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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

0800 BASE NZ (0800 227 369)

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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

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


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see ad page 92

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

see ad page 95

COPTHORNE HOTEL ROTORUA Take a family holiday in mystical Rotorua from just $195 per room per night for 2 adults and 2 children, including all day family entry to Rainbow Springs. For more information visit www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/copthornerotorua

HOTEL

see ad page 94

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

see ad opposite

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

MOTEL

see ad page 94

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

1191 Pukaki Street, Rotorua CBD

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

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

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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.

3 Toko Street, Rotorua • Phone: 07 348 9611 stay@trescorotorua.co.nz • www.trescorotorua.co.nz

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Health & Beauty Wellness & Spas

©Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing

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


Bookings for spa therapies are essential Open daily 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11pm, (Last pool entry 10.15pm) 1000 Hinemoa Street, ROTORUA Ph: 07 348 1328 FREEPHONE 0508 765 977

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

HEALTH & BEAUTY/WELLNESS & SPAS

see ad above

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 97

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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Fishing at Mission Bay, Lake Taupo ©Great 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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GREAT LAKE TAUPO see pages 102-103 Discover the stunning beauty of the Great Lake Taupo region â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 109

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 108 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 107 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 107 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 106

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

JETBOAT RIDES

see opposite

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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GO PRAWN FISHING IN TAUPO! Hook-a-Prawn Fishing – Catch your own prawns and no daily limits • Guide tours of our hatchery and Nursery • Hand feed baby prawns • Relax in the geothermal footbath • Play in the adventure water playgrounds • Enjoy our Killer Prawn Golf activity • Spectacular Riverside Restaurant and bar

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

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JETBOAT RIDES

see ad page 110

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 112

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 113

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


Must present advert to redeem offer. One voucher per person. Not available with any other offer. Valid until 30 June 2013.


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ŠGravity Canyon

QUAD ADVENTURE

see ad page 115

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 111

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


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TAUPO NEW ZEALAND

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0800 rapids OR 0800 727 437

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 101 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 114

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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THERMAL HOT POOLS

see ad page 116

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

TOURIST PARK

see ad page 105

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 Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am

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.

Open Daily Ph: 07 366 6333 www.waiotapu.co.nz

20 minutes drive south of Rotorua and 40 minutes drive north of Taupo on SH5.


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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