A man mountain biking in Rotorua

01.11.2018

13 free things to do in Rotorua!

Rotorua is an awesome hotspot for things to do with a wide range of adventure, cultural and geothermal attractions. Everyone knows it’s a tourist destination and many also assume that means paying above and beyond to experience the best things there. But that isn’t the whole truth by any stretch of the imagination. As aRead more

Matariki (Pleiades star cluster)

14.06.2018

Matariki 2018 – the Maori New Year

Matariki signifies the Maori New Year and is the Maori name for a small cluster of stars known as the Pleiades that become visible during the winter months. Each year, events take place all across New Zealand to celebrate Matariki and this year, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is supporting the Matariki Festival Picton byRead more

Tom Cruise was again back in New Zealand for the filming of Mission Impossible

26.03.2018

8 of the Best Movie Locations in New Zealand

New Zealand’s scenery is some of the most breath-taking in the world, a fact that hasn’t been missed by Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. A large number of films have been shot here with Hollywood keen to take advantage of our natural beauty and cinematic surroundings. If you’re a movie-buff, there’s nothing more fun than seeing theseRead more

Cathedral Cove Coromandel Peninsula

20.01.2018

9 of New Zealand’s Most Photogenic Places

When planning a trip to New Zealand the first thing you’ll probably pack before clothes, toiletries, sunscreen etc., is your camera. There’s no secret why, it’s a beautiful country. But the next step can often be a bit more challenging. Deciding where to go to take your awe-inspiring, liked-by-all, insta-famous snaps. To make this decisionRead more

Cruising the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand

12.12.2017

10 Fantastic Events & Activities This Summer

With the first week of summer under wraps, temperatures sitting in the mid to high 20’s, and school finishing up for the year, we have compiled this list of 10 fantastic things to do in New Zealand over the festive season – shining a light on the amazing events and wonderful activities on offer throughoutRead more

Mudtopia Festival 2017

09.11.2017

Introducing Mudtopia

  Friday 1st December 2017 sees Rotorua play host to Mudtopia – New Zealand’s very first “mud festival”. What is it? Based on South Korea’s incredibly popular Boryeong Mud Festival, which has run annually since 1998, Mudtopia is the first festival of its kind in New Zealand. Mudtopia proudly celebrates Rotorua as the country’s mud capital,Read more

Give the Shweeb a try at Agroventures Adventure Park

18.08.2017

5 reasons why you need to visit Rotorua this spring

As the nights start to get lighter and the daffodils begin to bloom, the winter gloom starts to lift all around New Zealand. The spring months are the perfect time to plan a little weekend getaway and Rotorua is a great place to visit at this time of year. With temperatures starting to rise, RotoruaRead more

The world's highest commercially rafter waterfawll

29.06.2017

Rotorua – the adventure capital of the North Island

Whilst it might have a way to go to catch Queenstown as the adventure capital of New Zealand (and possibly the world!), there is still plenty going on in Rotorua for the thrill-seekers out there. Whether it’s bungy jumping, zorbing, white water rafting or maybe something a bit different like the Shweeb, Rotorua has aRead more

Secure a Spot Logo - $2 parking in Auckland CBD

16.05.2017

Cheap Parking in Auckland CBD – sign me up!

Whether you are planning a weekend away or just a trip into the city to grab a bite to eat, parking can be a bit of a nightmare and it can get pretty expensive. If you are heading to the city after 5pm on weeknights or on the weekend, we’ve got a bit of goodRead more

The Rotorua Night Market is held every Thursday night

11.05.2017

Rotorua Night Market

If you are staying at one of our two Rotorua hotels, then a trip to the Rotorua Night Market should be on your trip itinerary. Held every Thursday night (weather permitting), the Rotorua Night Market is one of Rotorua’s great local markets. Held In the heart of Tutanekai Street – Rotorua’s ‘Eat Street’, the marketRead more

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