Five years of Aura Accommodation

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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 […]

Making the most of Aura!

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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 your stay with us, so here are just a few things to make your trip […]

Rotorua at night – Aura’s favourite night activities!

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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!

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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 […]

Solar Energy Goodness!

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As we roll out into spring, we’ve got even more reason to welcome the sun this year. Solar Energy Goodness! During August, we made the commitment to install a solar energy system to produce more of our own energy and further reduce the carbon footprint of our operation at Aura Accommodation. Our environmental goal has […]

2019 – Changes at Aura

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Here we are, the year 2020, the start of a new decade. And how fast does a year go by! It’s amazing to think of all the things that have happened over the past year at Aura! In 2019 we had lots of changes and improvements to both the property and day-to-day operations and so […]

Maisie’s Top Family Activities in Rotorua

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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

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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 […]

Serious about Sustainability

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Our sustainability approach is driven by our mission to educate and inspire people. We are the change our world needs and we hope to ultimately have a positive impact on people’s behaviour by sharing our learnings and steps to reduce our environmental footprint. Waste audit We are facing our waste head on every day by […]

Best Day Trips in the Waikato

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Check out our top picks for the best day trips in the Waikato from Rotorua. Let’s go on an adventure – an adventure into the land of the mighty Waikato. Home to the beautiful city of Hamilton and multiple smaller regional towns, the Waikato has one of New Zealand’s most amazing landscapes. From rolling hills, […]