Famous for smelling like egg, Rotorua's reputation precedes itself but everyone who visits always looks beyond the smell to appreciate Rotorua as one cool destination in New Zealand. Rotorua is a place of two extremes, you challenge yourself further than ever before with the adventure and adrenaline sports on offer and then channel your inner goddess by cleansing the soul and skin in either geothermal pools or natural mud pools.

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OGO - Getting Hamstered in Rotorua

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OGO - Getting Hamstered in Rotorua

Ever thought that Hamsters look as though they're having a great time when they play in the wheel in their cage or run around the room in a ball? Well

Our awesome NZ affiliated hostels

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Our awesome NZ affiliated hostels

Last Friday, 8th of November, the staff from our two Auckland hostels, Nomads Auckland and Nomads Fat Camel, were so glad to welcome our friends from Taupo Urban Retreat and

Top Five Adventure Activities in North Island New Zealand

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Top Five Adventure Activities in North Island New Zealand

I've based my decision for Top 5 Activities on overall value for money, and the scale of scariness. 1) Skydive Taupo: Apart from being picked up and dropped off in

Rotorua New Zealand | A Top New Zealand Destination

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Rotorua New Zealand | A Top New Zealand Destination

Rotorua is on every backpacker and tourist trail through New Zealand, that is a certainty. However, it is one of those places that is just 'on the trail' rather than

Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua

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Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua

As New Zealand is known for its Maori culture, visiting a village should be on your list of must-dos. There are two different kind of villages you can visit, firstly

Haka World Rotorua

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Haka World Rotorua

Every rugby fan has seen the Haka that the national team of New Zealand performs before every game – for some it may look strange or even funny but for the

Crash Palace Backpackers

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Crash Palace Backpackers

Friendly, family run, cosy hostel in town. Short walk to all Rotoruas best attractions! Art and Music lovers will love with this hostel.

Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa

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Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa

Hells Gate... doesn't sound too inviting does it? But don't be fooled by the name, this is one place that will give you a truly unique New Zealand experience. Hells

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua

The awesome thing about New Zealand is that nowhere is too far for an adventure, you can just hop in a car and let the open road consume you. When

Kaitiaki Adventures Whitewater Sledging

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Kaitiaki Adventures Whitewater Sledging

Everyone has heard of rafting the 7m waterfall with Kaitiaki Adventures in Rotorua, the largest commerical waterfall in the world to raft over. However, before these inflatable boats came along

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