Rotorua

Tamaki Maori Village: What? Why? How much?

Looking for an authentic cultural experience in New Zealand? Look no further than Tamaki Maori Village. What is Tamaki Maori Village? Tamaki History Ready for a little history lesson? Don’t worry it’s not a boring one! Back in the ‘mullet era’ also known as the 1980’s, a young kiwi guy called Mike Tamaki, wanted to […]

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5 FREE things to do in Rotorua

So, you’re in Rotorua, sulphur city of New Zealand! Perhaps you’ve already embarked on the epic Tamaki Maori Village cultural experience, got your heart racing on a white water rafting adventure and gone crazy on a ZORB ride or maybe you’ve just explored the Hell’s Gate Geothermal park… but now your wondering what to do […]

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Kia Ora! How well do you know Māori?

In honour of  Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), we’re going to put your lingual skills to the test and see if you can guess these key Māori words & phrases correctly. Comment below with your translations and if you’re right, you’ll receive a little something* from the Backpacker Deals team… *an […]

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Agroventures – A Land of Crazy Fun in Rotorua

Rotorua, based on the north island of New Zealand with its iconic hot pools surrounding Lake Rotorua, is not just a treat for the eyes. Sightseeing and walking are fantastic past times in this beautiful New Zealand town, but you’re also free to enjoy the many exciting adrenaline activities that are on offer within close […]

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White Water Madness on the Kaituna River

Before now, white water rafting was something I had heard a lot about but had never actually participated in myself. I had been told what a thrill it was, and how it was a ‘must-do’ during my travelling year. I was delighted to confirm the booking with Kaitiaki Adventures, based in Rotorua, on the north […]

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Zorbing – A Surreal and Epic Experience in Rotorua!

Prior to experiencing zorbing in Rotorua, I had always wondered what the fuss was about. I also wondered how it worked. Surely being pushed down a hill in a large inflatable bubble would often result in some sort of concussion?! Zorb Rotorua is well known as being the first official zorb site to be operating […]

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Why Tamaki Maori Village is a true Maori experience.

Before and upon my arrival in New Zealand, I was very interested in Maori history and culture. I really wanted to learn more about it and immerse myself in the traditions which are still held today. Attending the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua was the perfect opportunity to do this. In short, it look my […]

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Skyline Rotorua – So Much More Than Meets The Eye

Skyline Rotorua boasts quite a name throughout New Zealand, and it’s easy to see why. You’re greeted by friendly and enthusiastic staff and presented with fun, adrenaline-pumping rides, plenty of amazing food choices and lots of crazy flavoured jelly beans! What’s not to love?! It’s based on one of the main roads in Rotorua, just […]

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New Zealand dirt bike tours – Pure Dirt

I was lucky enough to visit Pure Dirt Tours, offering Motorcycling off road. It doesn’t matter if you would like to try dirt biking for the first time or are already an expert looking for a multiday adventure. You don’t even have to have a license since the tours are all off road. They have a […]

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Tamaki Maori Village

  I walked towards the bus which was supposed to take me to Tamaki Village.  The friendly atmosphere made me smile, and I sat down. Our bus driver was motivated and made us interact with him. We learned a lot of Maori words and about what we have to expect in Tamaki village, a Maori […]

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