12 Hours Rotorua

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The best things to see, eat and do in Rotorua

Coffee Roasters

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Auckland

Those roasting, brewing and serving it the best

Fairy Springs

The view looking down in Rotorua.
Rotorua
Only a five-minute drive from Rotorua's main drag, the 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!

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

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Rotorua

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.

Tick Off Your Reading List At New Zealand’s Independent Bookshops

Bookcase jam packed with books at The Last Chapter, Wānaka.
Auckland

Support local and score a good read? You don't have to tell us twice.

Where to get Down with Donuts

A tray of doughnuts from Baked.
Doughnuts or donuts--who really cares? We've rounded up the best doughy deliciousness you can find in NZ.