What’s On In Rotorua During Your Holiday?

Rotorua is a great vacation spot, one of the best in New Zealand, for anybody looking for a unique holiday experience. As well as the usual attractions – geothermal pools, mountain biking and world-class resorts – the town is home to a number of events each year that draw a crowd. Keep track of what’s coming up in Rotorua and get the most out of your stay.

With its holiday destination reputation, the town is an obvious location for festivals and exhibitions. These are some of the best times of the year to visit, so simply get a Rotorua car hire and enjoy what the town puts on offer.

Rotorua is home to the annual youth and schools music festival ‘Rhapsody Rotorua’. Every year at the end of June, hundreds travel to the town from around the world to partake in the three-day event. Orchestras, choirs, bands and every other musical performance group imaginable take the stage to demonstrate their skills and showcase the best from their school. For anybody with an interest in music, ‘Rhapsody Rotorua’ is a one-of-a-kind event that shouldn’t be missed.

As one of the best mountain biking and cycling destinations in the world, it would be wrong for the town to not celebrate! October 15th is the beginning of Rotorua’s Bike Festival, a week-long event that celebrates the bike in all of its forms. Participate or enjoy as a spectator everything from races and exhibitions to fun-rides around the town and through some of the impressive Rotorua mountain trails.

In its own twist on Oktoberfest, every year in Rotorua the Okere Falls Beer Fest celebrates German beer, food and music. Just 25 minutes from Rotorua, the Okere Falls Store offers the perfect reason for any beer drinker to visit during Labour weekend. The event runs for a week between Monday the 17th and the Sunday 23rd of October.

Showcasing some of the best bands in the country, NZ Polyfest is an annual event in the town that celebrates New Zealand and Pacific Island music. In 2011, Katchafire and Nesian Mystik, two of the biggest names in New Zealand music, are headlining the event. Any reggae fan will love this great reason to visit Rotorua on Friday the 14th of October.

With so much going on throughout the year to accompany the hot springs, mud pools and mountain biking, there are plenty of opportunities and reasons to make your next vacation a trip to Rotorua. Great for the family holiday or a weekend away with your mates, there is so much happening throughout the year in Rotorua. If arriving at the airport, be sure to arrange Rotorua car hire during your stay.

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