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Discover Rotorua's best places to eat, drink, shop, and more with our guide.

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Rotorua City Itinerary

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The best things to see, eat and do in Rotorua

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Where to get Down with Donuts

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From Loaded Donuts to Fresh Fare, Here's Your Guide to Rotorua's Foodie Scene

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Whether you’re short on time or you’re just eager to go straight to the best, keep scrolling to find out where to eat and what to order in Rotorua.

Get your Pocket Guide for Rotorua

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Bubbling mud pools, impressive forests, and a township deservedly proud of its Māori heritage makes Rotorua a hot spot (quite literally) for visitors passing through.

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Pig & Whistle

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Place Rotorua

Pull up a pew, grab a cold beer, and enjoy the atmosphere of a place that just gets hospitality through and through.


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Place Rotorua

Loaded fries, pizzas, burgers, fish and chips and rump steak, the best advice we can give you is to come to Brew bar hungry.

Atticus Finch

Diners outside Atticus Finch.
Place Rotorua

With a menu designed to share, it pays to come here with a kind-hearted group, who won’t mind you digging your fork into a dish on their side of the table.

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Eat Streat

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Place Rotorua

Ever-changing fluorescent lighting and activity from hungry wanderers make this bustling inner-city food alley a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike.

Social Club

People dining inside Social Club.
Place Rotorua

Social in name and character, this eatery is a bright and vibrant place to park up with a group of friends any time of the day.


Entrance to Sabroso restaurant.
Place Rotorua

Full of classic Latino warmth and hospitality, you can expect to feel like more of an old friend here than a customer.


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Place Rotorua

Bowls of hot sticky rice, thick udon noodles and hot miso broth sound like your kind of thing? Then you best get yourself down to Yamoto.