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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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COVID-19 Update

Covid Update for Aura Accommodation – 2nd April, 2022 Changes have been made at Aura to adhere to the NZ Governments COVID 19 Public Health Rules. From Tuesday 5th of April 2022 we no longer require a Vaccine Pass to

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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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Solar Energy Goodness!

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

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'In the year 2019' displayed with numbers for compost, rubbish and money donated.

2019 – Changes at Aura

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

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Best Picnic Spots Around Rotorua CBD

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,

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Serious about Sustainability

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

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Best Day Trips in the Waikato

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

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

Mountain Biking Around Rotorua

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

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