The Central North Island has everything to offer visitors and locals alike.
From stunning white-sand surf beaches teaming with marine wildlife, to mountains, incredible geothermal landscapes, tranquil forests, lakes and rivers; from the creative home-grown wineries, breweries, and coffee roasters, to eateries ranging from decadent to down-to-earth; from the rich history of New Zealand’s indigenous people to the multicultural region we've become – it’s all this and so much more that makes the Central North Island an exceptional holiday destination.
With Rotorua being at the heart of this region, it’s perfectly positioned for visitors to come and see more.
Rotorua is a mecca for mountain bikers, attracting riders from all over the world to experience the world-class trails in Whakarewarewa Forest. But why stop there? Make your visit a little longer to discover what the rest of the Central North Island has to offer, such as spectacular swing bridges along the Timber Trail, or majestic mountain views on the 42 Traverse.
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Rotorua is the perfect family destination, with options not only for the thrill seekers in the family but for those after a more relaxed holiday. The rest of the Central North Island is also packed with family fun. Take the time to explore the home of Hobbits, learn about the fascinating world of the honeybee, or head out on one of the scenic bike trails.
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Adrenaline junkies will have a bounty of heart-pumping adventure to choose from in Rotorua. We’re lucky to have some of the country’s most innovative and clever people living right here who love to invent and create amazing attractions and activities for our visitors to enjoy. In fact, the rest of the Central North Island also has fantastic options, from sky-diving and white-water rafting, to exploring the ancient underground labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos.
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