The Perfect Family Getaway

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Winter Campaign Holiday Inn RotoruaPack your bags and bring the whole family

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with the family in Rotorua, Holiday Inn Rotorua is an excellent choice. Our hotel offer comfort and enough space for both adults and children. There is a Play Zone and also the geothermal heated pool to keep everyone entertained.

What’s more, at Holiday Inn Rotorua Kids Stay and Eat free.

family mountain biking in rotoruaHome for Mountain Biking

Holiday Inn Rotorua is located close to the Redwood Forest, home to a wealth of exotic native tree and plant species.  It is also very near one of New Zealand’s best mountain biking parks. Exploring the forest can be a great family bonding experience. We have a purpose built mountain biking cleaning and storage facilities at the hotel. You can enjoy the area using the walking or mountain biking tracks.


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Must-See Geothermal Village

The Holiday Inn Rotorua is the closest hotel to the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Village  a very special experience. Visitors are welcomed to this traditional Maori area to learn about history and culture, from wooden carved houses to the  thriving Arts and Crafts Institute. The village is built on an area of geothermal activity so  you can take in the 500 natural hot springs and geysers for which it’s famous for. Did you know that the natural heat from the springs is also what keeps our swimming pool heated all year round?



hotel-checking-inHelpful Reception team

Our friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Rotorua are happy to advise you further on any of these excursions and activities. The hotel’s Chapman’s Restaurant welcomes children and offers a kids menu and popular buffet. The restaurant has food that suits all ages and tastes, including a variety of delicious traditional New Zealand dishes.

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a safe and relaxing environment for adults and children  and is well placed to allow you to fully explore the natural beauty of the area.

Meet and Exceed in Our Pohutu Conference and Events Centre

Conference & Events Venue Pohutu Conference Centre

Many conference and events venues claim to be impressive, but only Holiday Inn Rotorua’s Pohutu Conference & Events Centre has the perfect combination of modern features, impressive technology and cultural elements that tie the conference room to the rich cultural land surrounding it.

The  recently upgraded Pohutu Conference & Events Centre has acquired new sound and lighting systems, adjustable back lights, bespoke colours and LEDs. There’s an ample amount of natural light, complimentary WiFi access, ceiling projectors, catering options, coffee and tea facilities available, premium audio available and complimentary stationery. There are also tasteful touches that hint at the Maori culture that surrounds the hotel- right outside is the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village.

The Pohutu Conference & Events Centre  is a stand out space that will make a huge impression for your conference or event. Holiday Inn is located at the heart of Rotorua’s attractions and Rotorua itself offers tons of team building activities and the serenity of nature to inspire your delegates. From wandering through the Redwoods forest to mountain biking to visiting Whakarewarewa next door, there’s plenty of activities available nearby that will keep your delegates interested and inspired.


The hotel also offers a free shuttle to the Rotorua township every half hour.

Holiday Inn Rotorua has always had a great location amongst the geothermal wonderland of Whakarewarewa, which combined with Maori cultural elements has always made the hotel a great choice for conferences and events” said Holiday Inn Rotorua General Manager Kent Breeze.

“We are delighted  to also have a flexible, technologically advanced and unique venue with the Pohutu Conference and Events Centre that works in combination with our other conference rooms, delicious food, friendly service and range of accommodation rooms. This ensures that the Holiday Inn Rotorua is the number one choice for any conference or event.”

The Pohutu Conference & Events Centre is a one of a kind venue and with the help of our dedicated meetings staff you can enjoy a successful and stress-free meeting or event. In 2022, we’re also upping the game: Get up to 20% off on meetings and events with our Meet & Exceed offer. To learn more visit



Weekend Getaway in Rotorua

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With an abundance of fun things to do and sights to see, Rotorua is the ultimate destination for your next getaway. From natural thermal spas, to romantic tree walks and adrenaline activities, Rotorua has it all. We’ve put together a selection of ideas to help plan a couples weekend escape in Rotorua.

Learn about Maori Culture

Why not add a cultural dimension to your Rotorua trip with an authentic Maori cultural experience?  If there is any place to immerse yourself and learn about New Zealand Maori culture, it has to be Rotorua. Visit Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village ⁠— here you will have the opportunity to see cultural performances, sample geothermally cooked Hangi and  learn about Maori traditions and the way of live of how early Maori settlers used to live.

Holiday Inn Rotorua hotel guests can enjoy 50% admission at Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village, located right next door- Simply ask one of our friendly staff at check-in for your discount voucher.

Mountain Bike Rotorua

Explore the Redwoods Forest 

The famed Redwoods Forest has received an increased attention during the past year with the Royal’s trip to Rotorua, and for good reason. Whether you choose to walk across 700 metres of canopy bridge or maybe mountain biking if your preferred mode of transport, there are various ways you can see the majestic Redwoods Forest.

Redwoods Treewalk 

Regardless of what time of the day you choose to visit The Redwoods Treewalk, you won’t be disappointed by this unique ecological experience. See the majestic redwoods from a whole new perspective as you walk across the series of canopy bridges. During the night time the forest illuminates by this spectacular display of bespoke lanterns created by sustainable champion, David Trubridge.

Mountain Biking

Did you know that Rotorua is home to some of the world’s best mountain biking trails? Whether you’re a beginner or mountain bike extraordinaire, there are many great tracks to suit all abilities. Don’t own a bike, no problem. Our friends at Mountain Bike Rotorua have you sorted with bike hire during your stay in Rotorua.

At Holiday Inn Rotorua we are lucky enough to be located a short drive away from the spectacular Redwoods forest.

Relax at a Geothermal Spa

Treat yourself to some relaxation time with a unique Rotorua geothermal spa experience. Whether it’s Polynesian Spa or Hells Gate, there are a number of natural spas in Rotorua which offer a lovely pampering experience, as well as health benefits from the natural waters.

Play a Round of Golf

It”s not everyday you can play on a golf course surrounded by dormant thermal areas in the picturesque surroundings of Whakarewarewa. Enjoy a unique golfing experience teeing off at New Zealand’s only geothermal golf course.  The Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club offers premier facilities with a full 18 hole, 70 par course.

Visit the Lakes of the District 

Beside the geothermal attraction on offer, Rotorua is famous for it’s river and lakes. Whether its an icy swim, fishing, water sports or a picnic by the lake, there are many ways you can enjoy the lakeside and take in the stunning views. With 20 lakes on offer within 20 miles of Rotorua’s centre, the choice is yours.

Lake Tarawera

Located just 20 minutes from Rotorua town centre, discover the wonders of the stunning Lake Tarawera. This is one of the largest and deepest lakes of the region. On your way, be sure to stop at the Buried Village of Te Wairoa to learn about the history of the Mount Tarawera 1886 eruption, one of New Zeeland’s greatest natural disasters.

Where to Dine?

Chapman’s Restaurant 

When in search of a excellent breakfast you don’t have to travel far. Simply roll out of bed and head downstairs to Chapman’s Restaurant, located in the lobby area of Holiday Inn Rotorua. Serving everything from your cooked breakfast classics, pancakes, fruits, cereals, pastries. Teat shere’s something for everyone.

Eat Streat 

Located in Rotorua’s town centre, Eat Streat is one of Rotorua’s coolest spots for a bite to eat where you’ll have plenty of cuisines to choose from.

Stratosfare Restaurant

If you’re looking for a dining spot with a view, take the Gondola atop Mount Ngongotaha to Skyline Rotroua’s Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar. 

Ready for your next Weekend Getaway?

Discover the Joy of Travel at Holiday Inn in a weekend retreat to Rotorua — but not just any retreat, a full-on deluxe escape.  Book our Deluxe Rooms and enjoy the the additional luxuries of expansive views, larger floor space, new contemporary décor and premium in-room amenities.

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Your Guide To Rotorua This Autumn

Discover the joy of Rotorua this Autumn

With the summer crowds coming to an ease, autumn is a magical time of the year to experience all that Rotorua has to offer. From the changing colours and falling leaves to the plentiful sights and outdoor activities to entertain. Here’s our Rotorua seasonal guide collating our favourite things to do during autumn.

Explore the Redwoods

Here at Holiday Inn Rotorua, we are lucky to have the Redwoods (Whakarewarewa Forest) right on our doorstep. There are various ways you can choose to explore this majestic forest, whether it be by foot, mountain bike or even walking along a 20 m tall suspension bridge.

Mountain Biking
While Rotorua may be home to over 160 km of Mountain Biking trails, the Redwoods (Whakarewarewa Forest) is by far one of our favourite natural playgrounds to explore. With a diverse network of tracks,  mountain biking is the perfect way to see Rotorua’s stunning native surroundings.  You don’t have to worry about being a mountain biking pro to experience Rotorua’s world class mountain biking tracks, there are track for all ages and abilities.

And because we know that many of our guests are here to test the grounds of Rotorua’s world class mountain biking trails, Holiday Inn Rotorua has fantastic mountain biking facilities, including a dedicated biking washing station and secure bike storage area inside the hotel. Better yet, after a long day of mountain biking you can warm up and soak your muscles in our geothermally heated pool. 

Don’t have your own mountain bike? Our friendly neighbours at Mountain Bike Rotorua have bikes available for hire for both adults and kids.

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Tree Walk
See and experience Rotorua’s majestic 117-year old giants from a new perspective. The Redwoods Treewalk is quite possibly one of Rotorua’s coolest new ecological attraction, in fact, the Duke and Duchess even went here during their royal visit to Rotorua . The Redwoods Treewalk  features 
28 suspension bridges, extending 700 metres in length in total, with elevate walkways ranging between 6 to 20 m high. You can also visit the Redwoods Treewalk from the hours of dusk to experience the Redwoods Nightlights. Here you will experience the forest illuminated by an enchanting display of bespoke lanterns created by New Zealand designer, David Trubridge.

Family Fun

With the Easter school holidays an Autumn staple, Rotorua is a great destination to spend some quality time with the family. In fact, families staying at Holiday Inn Rotorua can get more out of their Rotorua stay with our VIK (Very Important Kids) programme, providing exclusive discounts at some of Rotorua’s top family attractions.


The aMAZEme maze is a fantastic outing for the whole family and the perfect backdrop for a bit of friendly family competition. Get lost as you navigate your way around the 1.4km of hedges. After you successfully find your exit, head to the McGregor’s Garden for play time with some adorable rabbits in the small animals enclosure. 

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Velocity Valley

If you’re looking for a thrilling experience one quite like no other, look no further than Velocity Valley Adventure Park. Sample a selection of adrenaline pumping experiences, including Bungy Jumping, the Swoop sky swing, Velocity Valley’s jet sprint experience, Freefall Xtreme (New Zealand’s only wind tunnel) and the world’s only Shweeb – a human powered monorail racetrack.

Unique Rotorua Experiences

Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village
Rotorua is quite possibly the best destination to immerse yourself in the heart of Maori culture and tradition. Learning about the traditional Maori way of life can be a great educational experience for the whole family. Witness Whakarewarewa’s resident kapa haka group in action, see cultural performances, sample traditionally cooked hangi and enjoy a leisurely nature trail through the Whakarewarewa geothermal fields.

Upon check in at Holiday Inn Rotorua, ask one of our friendly staff for your 50% off voucher for Whakaewarewa: The Living Maori Village.

Hells Gate
Not only is Rotorua’s unique geothermal landscape spectacular to look at, but it can do wonders for your skin with its healing mud properties. Play and bathe in mineral enriched mud at Hells Gates– there’s no spa experience quite like it. If you’re not keen on getting muddy, they also have sulphurous spas for similar healing benefits.