In the Region
The seething power of inner earth comes to the surface in Rotorua. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people.
From the moment you arrive in Rotorua you'll know you're somewhere quite different. There is a pervasive smell of sulphur, and at nearby geothermal hotspots there are spouting geysers, acrid-smelling mud pools bubbling and belching, and warm geothermal pools and ponds that create a kaleidoscope of colour. All on the back door step of Atsala Apartments Rotorua.
From the moment you enter Rotorua you know you are somewhere like nowhere else.
The distinctive smell of sulphur together with drifts of steam escaping into the air let you know you are in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture. Enveloping warmth, a proud spirit, a deep sense of history and a quick humour – qualities you will experience in your interaction with local Maori.
Our chain of 15 fishable lakes adds sparkle and interest to the landscape around Rotorua and also provides a host of leisure and sporting opportunities. Ringed by scenic tracts of bush, forest and farmland, Rotorua's lakeland chain was formed and shaped by cataclysmic volcanic activity in times past.
Spa and Wellness
Rotorua's reputation as a natural spa destination dates back more than 160 years when the Pink and White Terraces were considered the eighth wonder of the world. Visitors were also drawn by the natural therapeutic waters. The Bath House – promoted as 'the great spa of the South Pacific', opened in 1908.
Rotorua is one of New Zealand's top adventure playgrounds. Along with some of the world's best mountain biking trails, the Rotorua district truly does have it all in terms of thrills, leisure and sporting options. Many residents shifted here to enjoy our adventure lifestyle year round.
Rotorua amazing mix of attractions, activities, lakes, eateries and accommodation options make it the perfect choice for a family holiday. Add a host of free things to do and it makes Rotorua an affordable option too.
With a proud history of looking after both international and domestic guests, Rotorua is renowned as a friendly and hospitable host. Week in, week out, the city hosts sporting, cultural, and business events as well as conferences and incentive groups, media and film crews, plus school and educational visits.