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Living in Rotorua


The People of Rotorua
Buying property in Rotorua
Education in Rotorua

Healthcare in Rotorua
Recreation in Rotorua
Sport in Rotorua
Dining in Rotorua

Shopping in Rotorua
Commuting in Rotorua
The Rich Culture of Rotorua




Live, Work, Invest and do business where the rest of the world comes to play!

Rotorua Living

There are few places in the world where residents can enjoy all the benefits of provincial lifestyle with the convenience of city living and the added value of a world tourism Mecca, on your door step.

This means that as a Rotorua resident you can take advantage every day of the wonderful Maori culture, geothermal activity, mountain biking, forest environment and natural spa waters as well as very affordable housing and a pristine natural environment.

Fancy a spot of lake fishing before work? No need to rush, it’s only a 15 minute drive across town. What about lunch in one of 60 restaurants or cafes and then a mountain bike ride after work through the redwood forests? Or perhaps you just want to soak in natural mineral pools and enjoy the peaceful lake views? Living in Rotorua makes all this possible.
Whether it is skiing on Mt Ruapehu, big game fishing in Whakatane, resting on the white sands of Mt Maunganui or taking advantage of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, Rotorua’s central north island location is second to none. The opportunity to connect with the unique surrounding areas of Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Whakatane, Taupo and Hamilton is all available within one hours drive, and if you wish to venture further you can be in Auckland within 2 ˝ - 3 hours or the fast growing costal wine regions of the Hawkes Bay within 3 ˝ hours.

As well as this unique lifestyle and location opportunity, Rotorua’s recently upgraded airport provides you with links to the rest of the country with 34 flights per day, to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown through Air New Zealand domestic and Air New Zealand international services with 2 flights a week directly to Sydney.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of a regional lifestyle with the convenience of city living, and the added value of a world tourism mecca on your door step, Rotorua offers you competitively priced housing, a CBD with over 500 shops, comprehensive health and education facilities and a caring, multi-cultural community spirit. Rotorua is famous for its parks and gardens and has won the “New Zealand’s Most Beautiful City award” on several occasions.

So don’t dream about it. We would like to invite you to come and see for yourself, or contact us to investigate the opportunity to combine business and investment with pleasure here in Rotorua.

The Media

Rotorua has a number of media organisations T.V.Rotorua operated by Television Media Group as well as the local daily newspaper The Daily Post and a number of Radio Stations which can be found by following the links below:




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