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New Zealand’s Ultimate Destination

Sydney-Rotorua direct trans-tasman flights from Dec 12, 2009 with Air New Zealand

Rotorua Population
68 000

Sunshine Days
2 120 hours per year
5.8 hours per day

Rotorua Climate
Warm Summers 12° - 24° C
Temperate Winters 3° -15° C
Rainfall evenly through the year
To-day's Weather in Rotorua

District Area
270 800 ha
Time to major centres
by Road
Auckland 3 hrs
Hamilton 1-1.5 hours
Tauranga 1 hour
Mt Maunganui 1 hour
Taupo 1 hour
Whakatane 1 hour
Napier 3.5 hours

Average house price
$NZ 240 000- $390 000

Annual GDP:
NZ$ 2.9 Billion

Main Rotorua Economic Sectors:
Forestry 15 % of GDP
Tourism:12 % of GDP
Agriculture 10 % of GDP

Visitors per day 8 100

Main Rotorua Job sectors advertised
Manufacturing & Trades
Heatlh Sector
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Welcome to the official Rotorua site for living, working, investing and doing business. As nature's wonderland Rotorua offers a true balance between maximising investment opportunity, doing business, working and lifestyle.

Enjoy exciting business and career opportunities whilst exploring the natural playground of lakes, forests, spas, parks, gardens, and friendly people who will give you a warm welcome to the unique Rotorua environment.

Brunswick housing estate overlooking Lake Rotorua

Rotorua is a destination where you can experience the essence of New Zealand all in one place.

You will discover the world's most incredible earth forces, feel the warm spirit of the unique Maori Culture, explore the many crystal springs, lakes and rivers, soothe the mind and body in hot thermal mineral pools and experience world class health and spa treatments.
Whether it's business, work, relaxation or adrenalin seeking action - be prepared to rejuvenate your spirit.

Rotorua's central north island location, fantastic transport, lifestyle and business infrastructure along with world class venues and accommodation in close proximity to some of New Zealand’s best attractions and activities, combine to make it one of New Zealand’s top destinations of choice for visiting, working, living and doing business.

Rotorua Business and Rotorua Investment location

Kuira Park - thermal lake

Rotorua is ideally situated in the centre of the North Island and has unique and varied investment opportunities. The main industry sectors of Tourism, Forestry & Wood Processing and Agriculture are well established within the region and are excellently supported by the growing manufacturing, education, research and technology sectors.

Rotorua provides a unique lifestyle and geographical position that is ideally situated to enhance the transport, communications and logistics industries, along with the opportunity for the perfect balance between lifestyle and business for the owner operated small to medium enterprise.

Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing - Tourist Centre

Rotorua Lifestyle location

There are few places in the world where residents can enjoy all the benefits of a provincial lifestyle with the convenience of city living. With excellent value housing, comprehensive health and education facilities and a caring community spirit Rotorua can offer something for everyone.

Rotorua Regional Airport








Whether you like to keep fit, participate in the arts or in cultural activities, the freedom of choice and easy access to all your interests while living in a safer environment is what makes Rotorua a truly excellent "Centre of lifestyle".

“So we would like to invite you to see for yourself or contact us to investigate the opportunity to combine business and investment with pleasure in Rotorua, where the rest of the world comes to play.”


Rotorua CBD - Photo taken from the East


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