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

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

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

Wairakei Golf Club + Sanctuary

16.03.2017

Top 5 golf courses in Rotorua and around

In our series looking at some of the best places to play golf if you are staying at one of our seven hotels around New Zealand, we move to Rotorua. Rotorua is not as well known for its golf courses as it is for the geothermal attractions and adventures activities in the city but whoRead more

Mountain Bikers heading down the MTB Gravity Park from the Skyline Gondola, Rotorua

10.03.2017

Skyline Rotorua – a proper family day out!

If you are looking for a proper family day out, there are few better places in New Zealand than Skyline Rotorua. Whilst Rotorua is jam-packed with geo-thermal attractions, these can sometimes get a bit tedious for the younger family members (and a bit smelly) so if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, thenRead more

The Rotorua Bike Festival is a great event to watch or take part in

07.02.2017

Rotorua Bike Festival – bring on the fun!

  The Rotorua Bike Festival is New Zealand’s biggest biking event and for 10 days, the whole city is taken over by biking enthusiasts from the hardcore downhillers to the long distance road bikers. This year’s event will take place from the 10-19 February and we can once again expect hundreds to descend on RotoruaRead more

A wide range of action activities at Agroventures. Photo credit agroventures.co.nz

23.11.2016

Save money in Rotorua with CPG Hotels

If you’re planning a trip to Rotorua this summer and you are looking to squeeze in lots of activities whilst you are in town, it definitely pays to come and stay at one of our two Rotorua Hotels. Whether you choose to stay at the stunning Lake Rotorua Hotel, situated on the shores of theRead more

The Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event is one of the biggest free events in the country

23.11.2016

Where to get your Christmas fix!

With Christmas just over one month away, it’s that time of year when towns and cities across the country start to get into the festive spirit with their Santa Parades, Christmas Markets and more. If you’re staying with us in one of our hotels in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Picton or Dunedin over the coming weeks,Read more

Okere Falls Beerfest Horn Band

09.10.2016

Okere Falls Beer Festival

‘What’s that you say, a beer festival? Don’t mind if I do!’ We love that summer is just around the corner as that means one thing – the start or beer and wine festival season! There is nothing quite a like a proper New Zealand beer or wine festival and the Okere Falls Beer FestivalRead more

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