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Guidebook for Rotorua

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Michael&Janaya

Guidebook for Rotorua

Food Scene
MUST DO THING IN NZ-The TOP 5 Fish & Chips
Oppies Fish & Chips And Chinese Takeaway
259 Fenton St
MUST DO THING IN NZ-The TOP 5 Fish & Chips
Urban Bistro is rated as top 10 restaurants in Rotorua. It is stylish restaurant serving very tasty local gourmet food. The staffs are really helpful and attentive. The meals are all presented like master chef dishes.
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Urbano Bistro
1 Grey St
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Urban Bistro is rated as top 10 restaurants in Rotorua. It is stylish restaurant serving very tasty local gourmet food. The staffs are really helpful and attentive. The meals are all presented like master chef dishes.
Here you will enjoy quality restaurants, cafés and bars as well as the famous Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour. The covered central walkway with retractable roofing is the focal point for this all-weather al fresco dining area, making it ideal for concerts and other entertainment year round. The unique natural geothermal energy heating along with enhanced lighting makes Eat Streat the perfect place to immerse yourself in the ultimate dining atmosphere.
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Eat Streat
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Here you will enjoy quality restaurants, cafés and bars as well as the famous Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour. The covered central walkway with retractable roofing is the focal point for this all-weather al fresco dining area, making it ideal for concerts and other entertainment year round. The unique natural geothermal energy heating along with enhanced lighting makes Eat Streat the perfect place to immerse yourself in the ultimate dining atmosphere.
The Capers Larder sources predominantly Kiwi artisan and organic producers with a commitment to fair trade and sustainable practices. It offers products that are both good for your body and soul and for the planet. Open 7am-9pm, every day of the week
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Capers Epicurean
1181 Eruera St
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The Capers Larder sources predominantly Kiwi artisan and organic producers with a commitment to fair trade and sustainable practices. It offers products that are both good for your body and soul and for the planet. Open 7am-9pm, every day of the week
Drinks & Nightlife
The Lava Bar is a The World Famous.... In-famous LAVA BAR!!! Rotoruas No# 1 Party Bar, situated in Rotorua's Base Backpacker accommodation. With a large sun deck, big screen TV and a thumping dance floor, it's a lively and popular night spot in the city. Throughout the week there's always something going on. On Monday, it's quiz night, live acoustic music features on Tuesdays, bar games on Wednesday and lots more over the weekends. The bar is open seven days a week and is a place to mix with fellow travellers and students all over the world in a friendly and lively atmosphere.
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Lava Bar and Grill
1286 Arawa St
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The Lava Bar is a The World Famous.... In-famous LAVA BAR!!! Rotoruas No# 1 Party Bar, situated in Rotorua's Base Backpacker accommodation. With a large sun deck, big screen TV and a thumping dance floor, it's a lively and popular night spot in the city. Throughout the week there's always something going on. On Monday, it's quiz night, live acoustic music features on Tuesdays, bar games on Wednesday and lots more over the weekends. The bar is open seven days a week and is a place to mix with fellow travellers and students all over the world in a friendly and lively atmosphere.
Sightseeing
Te Puia is an iconic New Zealand destination for visitors. Along with access to the world famous Pohutu geyser, visitors have an opportunity to see Māori cultural performances, live kiwi, boiling mud pools, native bush and the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving. These are the threads that form the fabric of Te Puia, fitting its role as kaitiaki (guardian) of Māori culture for future generations.
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Te Puia
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Te Puia is an iconic New Zealand destination for visitors. Along with access to the world famous Pohutu geyser, visitors have an opportunity to see Māori cultural performances, live kiwi, boiling mud pools, native bush and the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving. These are the threads that form the fabric of Te Puia, fitting its role as kaitiaki (guardian) of Māori culture for future generations.
Relax and unwind on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa - a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Combining ancient healing practices with modern techniques, Polynesian Spa is frequently recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world. Channelling geothermal marvels in its backyard, the 27 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from two natural springs for a combination that both nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches and pains. Specialising in a range of health and wellness treatments, Polynesian Spa has a decadent spa therapy menu. From Aix spa therapies to body wraps, massage and facials, it is the perfect place to relax.
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Polynesian Spa
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Relax and unwind on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa - a world-leading, natural mineral bathing and luxury spa retreat. Combining ancient healing practices with modern techniques, Polynesian Spa is frequently recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world. Channelling geothermal marvels in its backyard, the 27 mineral pools at Polynesian Spa are fed from two natural springs for a combination that both nourishes the skin and relieves tired muscles, aches and pains. Specialising in a range of health and wellness treatments, Polynesian Spa has a decadent spa therapy menu. From Aix spa therapies to body wraps, massage and facials, it is the perfect place to relax.
New Zealand's most colourful geothermal attraction. An area in which the landscape has been sculptured by geothermal activity and where unique volcanic features can be viewed from well defined tracks. Named as "One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making, visitors can choose one or all of three walks which take between 30 and 75 minutes. Unique features include the world famous Champagne Pool naturally coloured springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. The natural bush setting adds another dimension to the experience as does the Lady Knox Geyser which erupts daily at 10.15 am.
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Wai-O-Tapu
201 Waiotapu Loop Rd
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New Zealand's most colourful geothermal attraction. An area in which the landscape has been sculptured by geothermal activity and where unique volcanic features can be viewed from well defined tracks. Named as "One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making, visitors can choose one or all of three walks which take between 30 and 75 minutes. Unique features include the world famous Champagne Pool naturally coloured springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. The natural bush setting adds another dimension to the experience as does the Lady Knox Geyser which erupts daily at 10.15 am.
Parks & Nature
The forest is best known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of CA Coast Redwoods. Ideal for fresh forest air and with an invigorating atmosphere
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Redwoods Treewalk
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The forest is best known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of CA Coast Redwoods. Ideal for fresh forest air and with an invigorating atmosphere
Hamurana Springs is a wonderful place to perk yourself up with a non-strenuous short walk (½hr tops) in a tranquil setting, far away from the drama of daily life. And the water! Crystal clear but laced with shades of turquoise, jade and emerald.
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Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve
773 Hamurana Rd
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Hamurana Springs is a wonderful place to perk yourself up with a non-strenuous short walk (½hr tops) in a tranquil setting, far away from the drama of daily life. And the water! Crystal clear but laced with shades of turquoise, jade and emerald.
Arts & Culture
The most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand... Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting! Tamaki Maori Village offers you a unique, interactive cultural experience you will always remember. Your journey begins with your driver/guide, who will lead you back to pre-European times with stories, history and protocols in preparation for the ceremonies to follow as you travel by coach to our Maori village, set deep in the forest, around 15 minutes South of Rotorua.
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Tamaki Maori Village
103 Highlands Loop Rd
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The most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand... Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting! Tamaki Maori Village offers you a unique, interactive cultural experience you will always remember. Your journey begins with your driver/guide, who will lead you back to pre-European times with stories, history and protocols in preparation for the ceremonies to follow as you travel by coach to our Maori village, set deep in the forest, around 15 minutes South of Rotorua.
Shopping
The Central Mall Precinct is the southern end of the inner city and is where you will find our larger national chain stores and our popular indoor food court. Combined with free parking and entrances off Fenton, Victoria and Amohau Streets, this precinct is easily accessible and open seven days a week,
Rotorua Central Mall - Fronting Mall
The Central Mall Precinct is the southern end of the inner city and is where you will find our larger national chain stores and our popular indoor food court. Combined with free parking and entrances off Fenton, Victoria and Amohau Streets, this precinct is easily accessible and open seven days a week,
Essentials
Pak n Save Supermarket has a policy of New Zealand's lowest food prices. It's 'No Frills' as the name implies. Take your own bag or you will have to pay 10 cents each for plastic ones… and you've got to pack them yourself. You also have to put up with trollies being in the way and people stocking the shelves throughout the day. Pak n Save doesn't carry as wide a range of products as the other supermarkets. Address: Cnr Fenton St & Amohau St, Rotorua Hours: 7.30am - 10pm, 7 days a week.
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PAK'nSAVE Rotorua
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Pak n Save Supermarket has a policy of New Zealand's lowest food prices. It's 'No Frills' as the name implies. Take your own bag or you will have to pay 10 cents each for plastic ones… and you've got to pack them yourself. You also have to put up with trollies being in the way and people stocking the shelves throughout the day. Pak n Save doesn't carry as wide a range of products as the other supermarkets. Address: Cnr Fenton St & Amohau St, Rotorua Hours: 7.30am - 10pm, 7 days a week.
The closest and one of two largest supermarket in Rotorua just right across the house, situated at 246 Fenton St, Rotorua. You can grab your everyday needs at your fingertips. Opening hour: 6am - Midnight, 7 days a week .
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Countdown Rotorua
246 Fenton St
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The closest and one of two largest supermarket in Rotorua just right across the house, situated at 246 Fenton St, Rotorua. You can grab your everyday needs at your fingertips. Opening hour: 6am - Midnight, 7 days a week .