One of New Zealand's top tourism and holiday destinations, Rotorua is situated in the central North Island of New Zealand. This thriving city of 68,000 people stands on the edge of Lake Rotorua, 300 metres above sea level.
With its mountains, lakes, forests, rivers, public amenities, education centres, health facilities, shopping and industrial developments, Rotorua is a very desirable place to live and work.
Its central location and excellent transport links makes it handy to major cities such as Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, and to attractions in the surrounding region.
Rotorua's temperate climate and richly varied landscape make the area a perfect playground for a wide variety of activities. Well-established sports and recreational facilities provide for a wide range of interests such as fishing, hunting, mountain biking, bush walks, swimming, water skiing, sailing and golf. Popular coastal resorts are within an hour's drive from the city.
Rotorua is also distinguished by a large concentration of thermal activity in and around the city, giving it a unique flavour both geographically and historically. As an area of tremendous significance to the Maori people, Rotorua has emerged as an important cultural centre with an interesting element of social diversity.
Relocating to Rotorua Guide [2.5 MB PDF].
Other useful links:
- For more information about Rotorua visit the official Rotorua site www.rotoruanz.com.
- For information on schools within the Rotorua district www.rotoruanz.com/Live/Where-to-Live/Education
- For information on applying for a work visa or permit www.immigration.govt.nz
- For information on living and working in Rotorua www.rotoruanz.com/Live/Home
- Rotorua is recognised as a Regional Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and works to promote science in the local area. For information on membership and events, visit http://rotorua.science.org.nz