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Customer Travel Tips for Rotorua

81% Avg. city rating Rated by 216 customers

Activities / excursions 91%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 72%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 89%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 67%

Value for money 81%

Customer Travel Tips for Rotorua

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71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


28 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Wait for good weather, there are loads of outdoor activities

Liked: Redwoods. Mountain biking is sweet as

Disliked: Bike hire abit pricy

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Budget very carefully! Some of the interesting things are a bit expensive, such as Te Puia, or the Sky Swing. Definitely do them, but watch your money!

Liked: Beautiful forests, interesting tours and conservation, lots of culture!

Disliked: The food could be very expensive.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


04 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: try the skyline and definitely try their lunch/dinner buffet. worth every penny

Liked: small city lots to do

Disliked: no

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


08 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Geothermal Wonderland and Mitai Evening in the Mitai Maori village.

Liked: Good place to start for many activities around the city.

Disliked: The smell :-)

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


20 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Defo Try luging as better than queenstown.

Liked: Hot pools and luging

Disliked: Seems to be a deprived area. Locals weren't the friendliest.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
60% Avg. rating


13 May 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Book a spa experience.

Liked: Enjoyed the redwood and plenty of tours to choose from.

Disliked: The sulphur in the air may be a bit uncomfortable.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


03 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: :-D

Liked: :-):

Disliked: :-(

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


29 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: If you're taking an overnight bus and arrive really early, the McDonalds opens at 6am and doesn't close before 2am, and they let you stay for hours on just a drink.

Liked: The spa, the maori culture, the redwoods forest

Disliked: No

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Think twice before buying the combos.

Liked: Nice place for tourists with variety of activities

Disliked: Public transport system

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Get the deals at the information center in the middle of town

Liked: The adventurous activities

Disliked: The smell

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


21 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Zorb

Liked: Lots to do

Disliked: It rained

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


17 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Luge

Liked: Attactions

Disliked: weather

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Mountain bike!

Liked: Mountain biking

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


06 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: None

Liked: Everything

Disliked: None

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


31 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get all info before deciding what to do!

Liked: Relaxation and lots to do

Disliked: Everything was in a tour, hard to get to the free stuff without a car! Finding info on the free things was difficult.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
93% Avg. rating


26 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Book a little in advance to get the best deals on activities and accommodation, I highly recommend bookme.co.nz for your travels, who wants to pay full price when you don't have to! Also look for cafes, stores with free WiFi for your booking needs!

Liked: Hot springs a walk away, zorbing and other different activities available. Lovley culture, everyone is so friendly!

Disliked: Nothing

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


15 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: do not go to cactus jack

Liked: all

Disliked: the smell

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


11 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Probably best to have your own transport. New Zealand organised tours are not cheap

Liked: Pretty unique area. Had a great time.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
73% Avg. rating


08 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Tongariro.

Liked: Hot water where you can put your feet.

Disliked: Not a lot of activities...

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81% Avg. city rating Rated by 216 customers

Activities / excursions 91%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 72%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 89%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 67%

Value for money 81%

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