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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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

Why visit Rotorua in New Zealand?

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Why visit Rotorua in New Zealand?

Why? Here's why... Action, adventure, Maori culture, Geysers, mud pools and thermal hot springs have been attracting visitors to Rotorua since the 1800s and the living, breathing landscape never fails

Skyline Luge Rotorua

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Skyline Luge Rotorua

The rush, the adrenaline, the occasional high that you get from the Earth's gravitational pull, the wind swishing and swashing at you face, the dropping feeling in your abdomen, the

The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua

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The Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua

Most people visit Rotorua because of it's famous spas, hot pools and geysers (and for all the Maori culture you can experience there too), but did you know there is

Tamaki Cultural Show Rotorua

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Tamaki Cultural Show Rotorua

Set deep in a forest about 20 minutes out of Rotorua, Tamaki Maori Village has been carefully designed to replicate a typical pre-European Maori Village, complete with local Maori explaining

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

Pub Crawl in Rotorua

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Pub Crawl in Rotorua

Last weekend it was time for our roadtrip to Rotorua! We left Auckland on Friday evening after work, so we were all a bit tired, but we were all very

Agrodome Agroventures

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Agrodome Agroventures

5 Adventure Activities and much more; Agroventures and the Agrodome, just outside Rotorua is a great place to visit for the whole family and you can easily spend a whole

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

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

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