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Family Weekend in Rotorua

Rotorua is one of the best destinations for a family getaway in New Zealand! Our abundance of outdoor activities, geothermal wonders and natural landscapes makes it a super fun outdoor playground for kids of all ages. We’ve created an adventure

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Award Winning and Proud

Back in June we found ourselves sitting in the events room at the Pullman Auckland, all dressed up and surrounded by a group of talented and dedicated humans. They represented the best of the tourism and hospitality industry across New

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Must Visit Hot Pools

It’s beginning to get chillier, and there is no better place to be than Rotorua with all our magical hot pool spots! Holidays can be stressful, with all the organising, getting the kids sorted and then finally arriving at your

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Meet the Friendly Team

Time to meet the Aura Front Office Superstars that lighten the day, keep the ship running and do an all round aura-some job of hosting our manuhiri in Rotorua! Ellen | Top Lady Boss | General Manager of Keeping The

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Sustainability in 2022

After a few years of crossing our fingers and trying to plan around unexpected lockdowns and covid restrictions, 2022 almost felt like a new normal. We hosted 7758 guests from 36 different countries and it was so great to welcome

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COVID-19 Update

Covid Update for Aura Accommodation – 13th September 2022 Changes have been made at Aura to adhere to the NZ Governments COVID 19 Public Health Rules. During your stay: We are now doing contactless self check-ins. Check-in will now be

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Free Central Walks from Aura

There is a certain beauty to taking an early morning walk around a new city and Rotorua is no different. From Aura’s central location there is plenty to discover by foot. We’ve put together some of our favourite free central

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First time Mountain Biking Rotorua!

Rotorua is known as the mecca of Mountain Biking – there is so many fantastic trails and tracks to do, it can almost be overwhelming as to where to begin. Here is our recommendations for those first time Mountain Bikers,

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Five years of Aura Accommodation

9th of December fell on a Friday back in 2016. It was uncomfortably warm in the sun. While most were knocking off early to enjoy a cold beverage, we were dripping with sweat, cursing the fact we’d decided on a

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Making the most of Aura!

We know that there is lots of great things to do in Rotorua, but don’t forgot about all the fantastic facilities we have on offer here at Aura. We are always wanting to ensure you make the most out of

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Best Eats and Coffee in Rotorua

Where to go for that morning coffee? Where can you find the best place to take the kids for dinner? We know how it can be when on holiday, so many options and how do you know what is good?

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