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As a backpacker or budget traveller you are guaranteed to have fun and excitement in this geothermal and adventure wonderland!
Backpackers have been gravitating towards Rotorua for years and getting there is as easy it gets. Located only two and a half hours from Auckland International Airport, there is so much to see and do, so check out these 5 top tips to make your trip awesome!
1. Get inspired
Join the conversation - follow #RotoruaNZ on social media channels to get ideas and reviews from fellow travellers on the best things to see and do while you’re there.
2. Visit the Rotorua i-Site
When you arrive, visit the team at Rotorua i-Site. Their local knowledge is second to none.
3. Have a back-up plan
The weather can be a little changeable in Rotorua. If the skies open up, don’t worry, there are plenty of great things to do on a rainy day.
4. Do your research
5. Pick up a copy of the Rotorua Official Visitor Guide
This handy pocket guide is packed full of tips, tricks and suggested itineraries. And the fold out map at the back highlights all the best bits the central city has to offer.
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