Rotorua goes trans-tasman
Air New Zealand have announced that they will commence a twice weekly trans tasman service between Sydney and Rotorua from 12 December utilising a 152-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
Most beautiful city
Rotorua has been judged New Zealand's most beautiful city for the fifth time in the past 10 years. The award is for a city with a population greater than 20,000 with Rotorua up against the likes of Christchurch and Napier. Mayor Kevin Winters says winning the award five times in the past decade proves what locals already knew - that Rotorua has a stunningly beautiful environment. “Four previous wins was already an outstanding achievement, but taking out the award a record fifth time is incredible news for the city.”
Finally the long awaited day has come that sees anglers getting back onto lakes, rivers and streams which have been closed to fishing (apart from some lakes winter shoreline angling) for 3 months. Here are some tips for being successful on the lakes in the new season:
- Be early. The ramps will be busy, expect delays and be courteous
- Troll shallow early, then move deeper later in the morning when things get busy
- Try jigging, and glow bugging at lunch and when at rest
- Keep changing lures, some colours will be catching better then others.
- Experiment with different depths throughout the day
- Mark successful locations as they will often produce fish repeatedly
- Check the weather and find a sheltered location if you intend to fish throughout the day
- Enjoy yourself, it suppose to be fun!
For more information & to purchase fishing licenses please visit fishandgame.org.nz
Sailing into summer
Kawarau Jet is about to take to the air this summer. Based on the shores of scenic Lake Rotorua, K-jet currently offer a range of jet boat experiences and are now looking to launch a parasailing option. The new boat has been purchased and they’re hopeful of this new addition being available at the end of November.
New ultimate ride sure to thrill
Skyline Skyrides have now launched Rotorua’s Ultimate Ride. Consisting of a full day pass including one gondola ride, one helicopter flight (approx. eight minute duration), one Skyswing ride, unlimited luge rides on the day and one buffet lunch at Skyline’s Cableway Restaurant. Valued at more than $300 retail value, the package is being launched at $249 per person. Customers are initially able to purchase the pass from various outlets including the Rotorua i-SITE and Skyline Skyrides.
Duck tours now include third lake
The amazing WWII amphibious landing crafts known as Ducks will now visit stunning Lake Tarawera on a two-hour lake extravaganza.
Rotorua’s rich history unfolds on this tour through Rotorua’s lakes region. The scenery, the history and the Duck make this trip a must-do activity, combining fun, learning and new experiences.
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