Only a five minute drive from the township’s main drag, Rotorua’s wild suburb of Fairy Springs offers a treasure trove of local gems worth sniffing out. From the sweeping hilltop views to the quiet retreat of the bush, Mother Nature’s finest is complemented by a quirky collective of businesses sprinkling an extra helping of charm throughout the streets and forest floors.
Sure, you may be able to count the street names on one hand, but this neighbourhood manages to squeeze in an eclectic offering to tickle all fancies. Swing from treetops and mountainsides, mosey into boutique studios, experience a traditional hangi, taste local wines and tuck into a plant-based brunch. Adrenaline junkies, culture fiends, spa buddies and forever-hungry foodies – come one, come all!
01 Stratosfare Restaurant
178 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs
Get your hungry self to this brilliant eatery, leagues above when it comes to the Rotorua dining scene (both metaphorically and literally).
02 Volcanic Hills Winery
176 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs
Rotorua’s very own winery!