Rotorua travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rotorua

Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island, known for its geysers and hot mud baths, is a draw for those seeking adventure as well as rest and relaxation.

A hub of Maori culture, the region allows you to immerse yourself in the history of the Te Arawa, the first inhabitants of Rotorua, with art exhibitions and performances.

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What to do in Rotorua

When to Visit Rotorua

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Though Rotorua has a temperate climate, the weather is best during the summer months, December to March.

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How to Get to Rotorua

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Where to Stay in Rotorua

The Koura Lodge on Lake Rotorua is a boutique B&B with a spa, sauna, and tennis court. The Millennium Hotel Rotorua also offers views of the lake and features an indoor swimming pool, a gym, and nightly shows with dinner.

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The Cost of Living in Rotorua

Shopping Streets

The Rotorua Central Mall on Amohau Street houses popular stores and a trendy food court. The Rotorua Night Market on Tutanekai Street, open from 5 to 9 pm, features local arts, crafts, and an array of international cuisine as well as live music.

Groceries and Other

Rotorua has three major supermarket chains: Pak'nSave, Countdown, and New World. All three sell staples as well as take out. The cost of living in Rotorua is fairly expensive. A gallon of milk costs NZ$6.63 and a dozen eggs is NZ$3.47.

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Where to Eat in Rotorua

The Abracadabra Cafe Bar combines Mexican and Moroccan cuisine, serving delicacies such as beef and apricot tagine and king prawn fajitas. Entrees average NZ$25-30. The Stratosfare Restaurant specializes in locally sourced fish and meat with NZ$69 dinner specials.