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Jet Park Hotel is a great base to explore everything Rotorua has to offer. With its central location, you can easily access tourist attractions such as Redwoods Forest, restaurant and bars, geothermal pools and the Blue Lakes.

With popular events being held in Rotorua such as Crankworx and XTERRA, it is easy to see why Rotorua is the perfect location. With a boutique family feeling hotel, its easy to choose Jet Park Rotorua as your base when attending the events…

Rotorua Night Market

Enjoy boutique-style shopping with stalls offering arts, crafts and produce. Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine and be entertained by talented local musicians. There's lots of music, fun and entertainment to be had at Rotorua's most popular and vibrant market.

Every Thursday 5pm-9pm (weather permitting) | Rotorua Night Market


Tough Guy & Gal Challenge

Are you tough enough to complete New Zealand’s original mud run series?  You won’t stay clean, as these 6km or 12km muddy obstacle courses are designed to get you down and dirty whilst having a whole lot of fun.  Some of the obstacles include swamp crossings, net climbs, crawling under barb wire and a whole lot more.


Saturday 23rd October 2021 | Tough Guy & Gal Challenge

Emerson's Whaka100

Challenge yourself and complete one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the Southern Hemisphere.  Offering courses ranging from 10km – 160kms, the Whaka100 is for riders of all abilities. 

Friday-Monday 22-24th October 2021 | Whaka100

Crankworx 2021

The Crankworx World Tour is a multi-stop series of mountain bike festivals, bringing together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines. It began in Whistler in 2004 and has since grown into the largest event of its kind in mountain biking and this year Rotorua will be the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour.  You will see the King & Queen of Crankworx crowned and the final event of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) season.

Monday-Sunday 1st-7th November 2021 | Crankworx 2021

Rotorua Festival of Gardens

Approx. 40 gardens and workshops open for ticket holders with a wide variety of gardens on offer. Festival is held every two years so should not be missed.


Friday - Sunday 12-14 November 2021 | Rotorua Festival of Gardens

Rotorua Home & Garden Show

Packed with ideas and information to transform your house. There are exclusive show specials with over 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends.


Friday - Sunday 11-13 February 2022 | Rotorua Home & Garden Show

Generation Homes Legend of the Lake

With the only freshwater event in the series, the blue waters and native forest of Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) makes this a very special experience for swimmers and spectators. There are events covering multiple options including a round the lake 3.5km swim to the more challenging Amphibian (swim/run/swim).

Saturday 19th March 2022 | 6:30am – 4:30pm

Generation Homes Legend of the Lake

Volcanic Epic – MTB Stage Race

The Volcanic Epic is a unique mountain bike stage race held in Rotorua, Taupo and Tokoroa. Its held across 200 km’s through private and managed land usually closed to cyclists.  The day concludes with beer, burgers and beats.

Thursday-Sunday 24th - 27th March 2022 | Volcanic Epic – MTB Stage Race

XTERRA Rotorua Festival

Offering nine different options from 5.5km to 25.2km, set in and around Rotorua’s Blue Lake and Whakarewarewa Forest it covers some beautiful scenery. XTERRA Rotorua Festival has been running for 18 years, and has grown to become one of the best XTERRA events in the world.

Saturday 9th April 2022 | 8am

XTERRA Rotorua Festival

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