First time Mountain Biking Rotorua!

Three mountain bikers on top of lookout, overlooking lake

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, from kids to adults! Small Children, balance bikes, even the stroller! Explore the Redwoods Forest […]

Five years of Aura Accommodation

Front 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 sign that was over 4 meters high, over 1 metre wide. What’s worse, we had […]

Rotorua at night – Aura’s favourite night activities!

Night image of people in foreground in shadows with steaming geothermal ground in the background.

You’ve had a great day exploring all of the fantastic activities in Rotorua during the day and now you’re ready to add some extra fun into your evening! Here are our must-do activities for Rotorua at night, there is something for everyone with fun guaranteed! Te Puia Geyser at Night Experience Explore the wonders of […]

Chloe’s favourite places around Rotorua!

Girl striking three different poses at the camera against a black concrete wall.

Meet Chloe!She has an infectious laugh, is always up for a chat and has spent most of her life here in Rotorua! Alongside being a front office superstar and local host for our guests, you might also see her out in the gardens, mowing the lawns or even having a dab at painting. While she […]

Top family activities you must do! – Rotorua

Three people standing in the forest in harnesses. A big hanging stairvase with 'Redwoods Altitude' is in the background.

With so many activities to choose from, Rotorua is that perfect place to bring the family . Something for the young-ins, the tweens, the teens and everyone to enjoy, make your trip to Rotorua an action packed one with some of these aura-some activities around town! Here are some of Aura’s super fun suggestions of […]

Best Eats and Coffee in Rotorua

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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? Well, we’ve kept it simple – everything on this list is great! Our best eats […]

Maisie’s Top Family Activities in Rotorua

Woman and three children playing cornhole on the lawns.

Rotorua is packed full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! There is so much to choose from, so I have put together my favourite’s for a weekend away in Rotorua! Mix and match all you like, there is enough activities to fill up a whole two days. Explore and Relax Kuirau Park […]

Best Picnic Spots Around Rotorua CBD

Walkway on Lakefront

Rotorua is home to some amazing natural beauty. From the bubbling waters of Kuirau Park to the manicured garden beds of Government Gardens, you’re never short of something to do.  When you’re ready for a break from all that exploring, Rotorua offers some great locations to have the best picnic spot! We’ve narrowed down our […]

Mountain Biking Around Rotorua

Two guys on mountain bikes in the forest - going down a trail in native forest.

Did Crankworx inspire you to bring out the bike and get back into mountain biking? If so, Rotorua is the perfect place. Hailed as New Zealand’s mecca for mountain biking, Rotorua is home to some of the world’s best trails set among some amazing geothermal scenery. To make choosing which trail to ride super easy, […]

Adrenaline Junkie – Rotorua

Three people screaming as they fly through mid-air on the Swoop at Velocity Valley.

It’s no secret that Rotorua is home to some of the world’s best outdoor activities and adventures – but what about activities for the adrenaline junkies among us? Well never fear, Rotovegas has you covered. From bungy jumping, jet sprints, and luge riding, Rotorua has an array of adrenaline inducing activities to choose from. Below […]