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Things To Do

Rotorua is a thermal city in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. Located the Taupo Volcanic Zone, and has a geothermal history which has formed the volcanoes, hot springs, and thermal activity which can be found in this area. Rotorua lies on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It has a population of approximately 53,000 and about half are Maori. The district is located 60 kilometres south of Tauranga, 105 kilometres south-east of Hamilton and 82 kilometres north-east of Taupo.


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Free/Low Cost Attractions

There is a host of fun things to do with the family just a short drive from Jet Park Hotel Rotorua.  Take the family for a wildlife experience to Paradise Valley Springs where you and your family can interact with a variety of animals  - or visit Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park where you can have a real Kiwi encounter. Whether you wish to explore the history of the local area taking walks in through the Oninemutu Maori Village, or experience the wonders of Redwoods on an exhilarating bike trail, these activities are just minutes from our hotel. For something more relaxing, check out the Polynesian Spa to enjoy a day of natural thermal therapy!  
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There are many attractions throughout Rotorua that are perfect for families, friends or corporates on a budget. Rotorua has so much to offer. Enjoy a walk through the Whakarewarewa Forest and The Redwoods. Entry to the forest, tracks, gift shop and visitors centre is FREE! Take a tour of the Rotorua Museum where you can learn all about the history of this wonderful town.

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Paradise Valley

Enjoy a wonderful family outing at Paradise Valley Springs where you and your family can interact with some of the wildlife within the park and learn about their natural habitats.
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

Have an exclusive Kiwi encounter and learn about the conservation of the Kiwi bird and many other endangered wildlife in New Zealand.
Rotorua Agrodome

A day filled with friendly farm fun... Enjoy a wonderful show of an all-star animal cast and you! Engage with the animals on stage and have a good laugh with the family.
Zorb Rotorua

Prepare to rock and ROLL while tumbling down a hill in one of the most exciting and thrilling outdoor activities ever!
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Rotorua Museum

Discover Rotorua's rich culture, volatile landscape and dramatic history as you walk through the halls of this historic museum.
Rotorua Visitor Information Centre

Need help? If you need any information about outdoor activities, restaurants or shops, simply pop into the Visitor Information Centre.
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Lakeview Golf and Country Club

Lakeview Golf and Country Club is a unique free-draining 18 hole, par 72 course with undulating fairways and challenging greens. 
Redwoods Biking Trail

Adventure seekers gather round. Explore the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Forest on a variety of biking trails throughout the park.
Polynesian Spa

Bathe in one of New Zealand's most therapeutic natural hot springs. Relax and enjoy a day of peace and relaxation.
NZ Riverjet

Ready for the ride of your life? Jump on-board the NZ Riverjet and have an out of this world jetboating experience.
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Kuirau Thermal Park

The inner city is brought to life with an abundance of geothermal activity. Numerous walkways offer many exciting views of fascinating mud pools and boiling lakes. 
Skyline Skyrides - Luge & Gondola

See the city from the sky in a breathtaking Luge & Gondola Skyride. See Rotorua from a different perspective.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

A 'must do' eco-experience for all. Take a tour of this exciting thermal attraction and be amazed!
Whitewater Rafting

Are you ready to brave the rapids? Adrenaline junkies and outdoor explorers grab a paddle, life jacket and get ready for a bumpy ride!
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Tamaki Maori Village

Lake Rotorua

Ohinemutu Maori Village
Tamaki Maori Village

Experience traditional Maori culture with an evening experience like no other. Ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performances and much more.
Lake Rotorua

Gaze upon the beauty of New Zealand's second largest lakes in the North Island.
Ohinemutu Maori Village

Explore the home of the Ngati Whakaue tribe. Be a part of Maori culture and enjoy a walk through their village. 
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Music, Art & Shows

Rotorua is full of outstanding entertainment and has a number of concerts, talent shows, cultural performances, art exhibitions and many others all year round.
Sports & Festivals

Sports & culture are very popular in Rotorua. There are many sporting events and festivals that visitors can enjoy and participate in while on vacation.

Local markets are great for finding souvenirs at a good price and visitors can enjoy the sampling of local cuisine.
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Shopping in Rotorua  

Shopping in Rotorua...

Whether you are after last minute items for your journey, or fancy browsing the local stores, you will find all you need within minutes from our hotel. The Rotorua Town Centre has a variety of shops and services available and is only 5 minutes away.

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Wonderful pieces of original art will be placed all over the hotel for guests to admire. Rex Homan, a New Zealand sculptor, has created a captivating piece ‘Pacific Wave’ that can be viewed in the main lobby behind reception. Rex has done a number of artworks for the hotel in Auckland including the Kauri fish wall above. The artworks in the rooms are photographs by Stephanie Danieli taken of thermal activity in the Rotorua area.
Pacific Wave by Rex Homan

Mystic Waters by Stephanie Danieli

237 Fenton Street
Rotorua, 3010
PO Box 12065
Rotorua South,
Rotorua, 3045
phone 0800 538 466
 +64 9275 4100


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