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The population of this area of Bay of Plenty is nearly 66,000.
The national capital of Wellington is situated 230 miles south of Rotorua, while Horohoro lies 9 miles to the southwest.
The Agrodome and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are wonderful places to take some quality time with your kids. Paradise Valley Springs and Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre are also well worth checking out if the little ones aren't too worn out.
If you're ready to take a break and spend some time outdoors, go and get your daily dose of vitamin D at Kuirau Park. Alternatively, savor the fresh air and flip through a magazine at Government Gardens.
With stacks of tourist information at the ready, Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre is the best place to find out what's happening in Rotorua.
Take in the lovely scenery and listen to the soothing sounds of cascading water at Tarawera Falls.
Love birds? Pull out your binoculars and see which feathered friends you can spot at Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera. If that fails, maybe you'll have better luck at Lake Okareka or Lake Rotomahana.
Need to get away from the bustle of the city? Head out on an adventure to Mount Tarawera and Mokoia Island. Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest and Mount Ngongotaha are also popular with nature lovers.
Wonderful installations and creations await art connoisseurs at the Rotorua Arts Village.
Lose yourself among the illuminating artifacts of the Rotorua Museum or check out the exhibits at the Te Amorangi Museum. Both are great if you're interested in history.
To learn about the area's rich and fascinating past, plan to visit its many remaining historical sites. Start your history tour at the Tamaki Maori Village and the Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House. More tales from a bygone era are waiting for you at Buried Village and the Mitai Maori Village.
Whether you're a believer or not, you're sure to discover something that interests you at St. Faith's Anglican Church.
For some retail therapy, discover some of the bustling malls and markets. Start your journey at Rotorua Central Mall, Rotorua Night Market or Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre.
Arts lovers will find plenty to applaud at the Tribal Lights Cultural Theatre, one of the most acclaimed performance spaces in the area. Head off well before showtime and enjoy a light meal at one of the neighborhood restaurants.
Feel like a game? Grab your golf bag and head for the fairways at the Springfield Golf Club and the Lake View Golf Club. If you don't seem able to avoid the bunkers there, it could be an idea to try the Rotorua Golf Club or the Government Gardens Golf.
Before you pack your bags and head back home, ensure you check out a few of Rotorua's other attractions. Polynesian Spa and the Skyline Rotorua are a couple of worthwhile options. Also, consider seeing Hell's Gate and Wai Ora Spa and the Off Road NZ if time allows.
This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre, Government Gardens, and Tamaki Maori Village. Rotorua Arts Village and Rotorua Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Fenton Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rotorua Central Mall, Rotorua Arts Village, and Tamaki Maori Village. Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre and Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Rotorua, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Polynesian Spa, Rotorua Arts Village, and Blue Baths. Tamaki Maori Village and Rotorua Museum are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Rotorua motel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Racing Rotorua, Rotorua Central Mall, and Rotorua Night Market. Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Government Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is located on a lake, just steps from Rotorua Arts Village and Tamaki Maori Village. Rotorua Central Mall and Rotorua Night Market are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Rotorua hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village, Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and Rotorua Golf Club. Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and Racing Rotorua are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Rotorua, this luxury apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Rotorua Night Market and Rotorua Central Mall. Rotorua Arts Village and Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Ohinemutu, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Rotorua Hospital, Kuirau Park, and Tama-te-Kapua Meeting House. St. Faith's Anglican Church and Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance are also within 15 minutes.