April 2, 2009

Kia Ora,

April Fools!!

Hope you enjoyed our April Fools joke yesterday announcing that Hugh Hefner was going to convert a wing of the Rotorua Museum into his new holiday mansion.

While that story was a joke, the fact that the unique Rotorua smell helps with male erectile function is in fact true. Scientists from Italy's University of Naples have discovered a link between hydrogen sulphide - the gas that gives Rotorua its distinctive smell - and male sexual arousal.
To learn more about this interesting fact - click here.

What more motivation do you need to visit Rotorua? Take advantage of either our Love is in the Air or Luxury Love packages advertised with this campaign.

To find out more and begin planning your Rotorua visit please visit rotoruaNZ.com

Rotorua Events

Rotorua has an exciting mix of events this autumn to either take up the challenge and participate in or simply enjoy. We look forward to seeing you here, for full list of Rotorua events please visit rotoruaNZ.com/events

Rotorua's Classic Tagged Trout Tournament

Friday April 17, 2009 - Sunday April 19, 2009

Win $10,000 for one specific tagged trout plus other great prizes. Run by the Rotary Club of Rotorua North, with proceeds from this tournament going... More info...

XTERRA Multisport Festival

Saturday April 18, 2009

The XTERRA Rotorua Festival is the biggest multisport event in New Zealand and the biggest XTERRA event held anywhere in the world. At XTERRA we... More info...

2009 New Zealand Singlespeed Mountain Bike Championship

Friday April 24, 2009 - Sunday April 26, 2009

The eccentric world of one-geared mountain biking... More info...


Saturday April 25, 2009

GIANT R4: Rotorua, Rotoiti, Rotoehu and Rotoma. 25th of April 2009 Take in some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery as you cycle from Rotorua... More info...

Queen It's A Kind Magic

Sat Apr 25, 2009

After capturing the hearts of over 250,000 Queen Fans and after conquering stages across the globe, Queen - Its A Kinda Magic is set to rock you! ... More info...

45th Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon

Saturday May 2, 2009

The Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon is New Zealand's largest marathon with more people running or walking this event each year than anywhere else in... More info...

Cateye Moonride

Friday May 8, 2009 - Saturday May 9, 2009

The most amazing mountain bike event held in New Zealand’s MTB Mecca the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua. There are two event options, 12 hours or... More info...

The Pink Floyd Experience

Saturday May 16, 2009

The Pink Floyd Experience is exactly what it says, an experience. Everything about this concert, from the spectacular light show and ... More info...

Bay of Plenty Magic vs Northern Mystics

Monday May 18, 2009

The Colourplus Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic take on LG Northern Mystics in an ANZ Championship North Island battle which will be held at the Rotorua... More info...

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Deals of the month

5 Star Family Special

5 Star Family Special

Treat the family to a 5 star weekend away in Rotorua, including hotel and activities.
View detail..NZD $321.00
2 adults and 2 children

Family adventure

Family adventure

Buckle up and prepare the family for a weekend of adventure and great memories.
View detail..NZD $249.00
2 adults and 2 children

Rotorua Family Escape

Rotorua Family Escape

Get a free room upgrade at the Heritage Rotorua plus entry into Hell's Gate and Wai Ora Spa.
View detail..NZD $277.00
2 adults and 2 children

To view more deals visit rotoruaNZ.com/hotdeals

What's new?

Last chance to sprint race

This season is your last chance to race the renowned sprint cars at Off Road NZ in Rotorua.

The cars are becoming obsolete with the introduction of a karting track that, according to Off Road NZ, will be Australasia’s highest-rated karting track.
Experience the thrill of racing high performance sprint cars on our concrete circuit that is built to test the best. Try to beat the current, undefeated lap record of 11.05 seconds. More info...

Romantic Tarawera escape

This 2.5-hour package is a perfect romantic getaway for couples. Explore Lake Tarawera at your leisure in a self-drive pontoon boat. On arrival at Tarawera Landing, Clearwater staff will greet you with a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch to be enjoyed on your journey. They will also teach you how to operate the boat before you set off.
A map is provided so you can visit areas of interest on the lake such as Hot Water Beach. Hot Water Beach is one of Rotorua’s hidden gems, and an excellent place for a picnic, with its natural thermal springs and lake-edge pools that can only be accessed by boat.
The boat is equipped with a sound system, and blankets and towels are provided. Following this package, kayaks are available for hire from The Landing. More info...

Exclusive adventures now a reality

Perseverance has paid off for Kaitiaki Adventures.

The rafting and sledging company now has exclusive access to a special stretch of water on the Kaituna River, allowing it to offer a new trip. Okere Kopia is based around an untouched section of river that is steeped in ancient Maori history.
It is available as combination helicopter and rafting/sledging or helicopter rafting/sledging and jet boat trips. The trip runs daily at 12.30pm and takes a maximum of four sledgers or eight rafters. More info...

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Craig Hammond
Domestic and Events Co-ordinator
Destination Rotorua Marketing
Private Bag 3007, Rotorua
Phone +64 7 349 7288
Fax +64 7 349 4133

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