Welcome to Fabulous RotoVegas

Welcome to Fabulous RotoVegas – A new Skyline Rotorua roadside sign has brought a new sense of fun to the geothermal city with the sign closely modelled on the infamous Las Vegas version. The sign, “Welcome to Fabulous RotoVegas” plays on Rotorua’s affectionate nickname which is well-known around New Zealand and the world. Skyline Rotorua […]

Extra thrills for Skyline Sprint Warrior 2014 event

Extra thrills for Skyline Sprint Warrior 2014 event  – A special practice run has been added to the second annual Skyline Sprint Warrior downhill mountain bike event, ensuring keen riders will have even more opportunities to ride the mountain’s trails. The inaugural event in February this year was hugely popular and next year’s, to be […]

Te Puia Movies in the Pa

Te Puia Movies in the Pa – A unique Maori film festival, Movies in the Pa will mark the first in a series of public events for Te Puia / New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute’s (NZMACI) 50th anniversary celebrations. Movies in the Pa will be held next Saturday November 16 on Te Puia’s […]

Rotorua International Airport introduces free Wi-Fi

Taking off to any destination within the realms of cyberspace is now a possibility for travellers and visitors to Rotorua International Airport, with the launch of a new, free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi is available across the entire site including both the international and domestic terminals. Rotorua International Airport business development manager, Anna Rodgers, […]

Increased capacity for critical Rotorua flight route

Rotorua International Airport welcomes Air New Zealand’s announcement that it will operate a larger Q300 aircraft on its weekday morning flight between Auckland and Rotorua. The Q300 flights will commence in February 2014, with the departure time for the Auckland to Rotorua flight moving from 8:05am to 8:30am, and the Rotorua to Auckland flight leaving […]

German Beer Fest in Rotorua

Kiwis longing to experience Germany’s world-renowned Oktoberfest can get a taste of the famous event closer to home this Labour Weekend, at one of New Zealand’s most authentic beer festivals. The sixth annual Okere Falls Store Beer Fest (21st – 27th October) features the finest imported beers, Bavarian cuisine and live entertainment on the shores of Lake […]

Skyline Rotorua set for significant luge milestone

Twenty-eight years after opening with its world-first luge operation, Skyline Rotorua is about to hit a huge milestone – its 15 millionth luge ride. Based on electronic record-taking, the milestone is expected to fall sometime in April. Skyline Rotorua General Manager, Bruce Thomasen, says the milestone is a “mind-blowing” development for the operation. “Our luge […]

A kiwi love story

Love is in the air amongst the steam, sulphur and bubbling mud in Rotorua’s Te Whakarewarewa thermal valley – kiwi love, that is. To be precise, love is blossoming in the undergrowth of the outdoor kiwi enclosure at Te Puia/New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and it’s hoped 22-year-old Aitua is enamoured enough with […]

Rotorua tourism app

Information about where to stay and what to do in Rotorua is now easier to access, thanks to a new mobile phone application. Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing already has a successful website promoting Rotorua but has now created a web-based mobile application which can be accessed on any phone with internet access. DRTM web development […]