First time Mountain Biking Rotorua!

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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

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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 […]

COVID-19 Update

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Covid Update for Aura Accommodation. Changes have been made at Aura to adhere to the NZ Governments COVID 19 Public Health Rules. From Friday the 10th of December, and while operating under the COVID 19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System), or until further notice – All guests (over the age of 12) will be required […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]