There are few places in the world where residents can enjoy all the benefits of regional 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 are truly blessed with an abundance of recreational pursuits and activities, whether it be taking advantage of the wonderful Maori culture, geothermal activity, mountain biking, forest environment, natural spa waters or the pristine natural environment every day.
Fancy a spot of lake fishing before work? No need to rush, itís 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.
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Gardening is the most popular hobby in New Zealand. In Rotorua, gardeners specialise in the very wide range of plants that enjoy the deep, free-draining acid soils and the temperate climate. In most of the suburbs, the soil is volcanic and easy to work, with a low pH.
The rainfall is around 1,500 mm per year, and established shrubs and perennials do not need additional watering as the rain is spread over all four seasons.
Rotorua is the ideal place to grow proteas, ericas, rhododendrons, camellias and roses. Regular frosts in winter limit the range of tropical plants that can be grown, although plants such as bromeliads do well under the protection of trees. The Rotorua District Council sets the example by growing masses of tulips, primulas and a wide range of other annuals around the city centre. Government Gardens, one of the parks close to the CBD, are picture-perfect all year round.
There is an active Horticultural Society that organises meetings with gardening specialists as speakers, as well as visits to the most outstanding gardens in the city and the surrounding rural district. A Festival of Gardens is held every second year.
Rotorua with its central location, fantastic conference, sporting and events infrastructure with first class venues and accommodation in close proximity to attractions and activities, combine to make it New Zealand's top conference and events destination.
As a resident you are provided with the opportunity to be involved in all of these amazing events from the outdoor persuits to internationally recognised sporting and cultural events taking place throughout the year.
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