Rotorua is a fantastic place for those who love the outdoors, from the huge mountain biking community to the relaxed exploration of geothermal activity, this place has it all. Check out the impressive galleries about the town showcasing Māori arts and contemporary crafts from around New Zealand. Get up high and visit the eateries (and the luge!) at the top of the gondola for a classic Rotorua excursion, and make sure to spend time wandering the night markets and Eat Streat where nighttime eating and drinking is well thought out.

Rotorua Night Market

People standing around at the market.
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Every Thursday from 4:30pm - 8:30pm enjoy shopping street side at an impressive range of boutique food, arts and produce stalls.

New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

A woman weaving at a table.
Place Rotorua

The artistic heart of Rotorua.

The Wall and Basement Cinema

Close up of two girls climbing.
Place Rotorua

The music is loud, the staff are laid-back, and once you’re done climbing you can sit back and enjoy an alternative ‘indie’ film in the comfy theatre.