Rotorua Local events
how about coming down to Rotorua's fabulous lakefront, and have a stroll around the market, have a bite to each, relax by the lake and best of all grab a few bargains at the same time!
Rotorua and one of the region’s most beautiful lakes - Lake
Tikitapu (the Blue Lake); the world renowned mountain bike tracks in
the Whakarewarewa Forest; and sunning forest trails under the
offering 10 stunning events, 99 different entry options, 124
performance prizes, 42 medals, $10,000 cash and over $75,000 in
giveaways and spot prizes.
Bay of Plenty Blues Club's annual Blues festival is presented in
downtown Rotorua over Queen's Birthday Weekend. Programme includes
the popular Blues Cruise (Saturday and Sunday), youth guitar seminar
and workshop, Saturday 'Street Party' and continuous bands playing in
various venues around town Friday - Sunday. The festival winds up on
Monday with a jam session.
act from Melbourne, Australia is multi award winning guitarist, Jimi
Hocking (The Angels, The Screaming Jets). Also included in the lineup
is Laura Collins & The Backporch Blues Band, Cadillac Walk (also
from Melbourne), The Mike Garner Band featuring Neil Billington, The
B-Side Band, Brilleaux, EastSlide Blues, and many more!
include Brew Craft Beer Pub, Seismic Gastrobar, Scotty's Bar, Solace
and Ambrosia - all in 'Eat Streat', Rotorua's restaurant precinct.
to bars and cafes free of charge.
Cruise on the Lakeland Queen (Sat & Sun) = $35.
festival website for ticketing details.
The Hot Lakes Craft Market, Rotorua,
Hot Lakes Craft Market will continue each month. Please note, if the
weather is awful, this market can be carried out indoors. Held at the
Rotorua Arts Village (RAVE) in central Rotorua, the market features a
collection of hand-made makers stalls, pottery from the resident
Rotorua Potters, and also includes artists from our local area.
will have some more yummy food and coffee available, to enjoy inside
or out, and our galleries will be open for viewing, as will the
Village Craft Shop.
market stall holders are welcome to register, all items for sale must
be hand made in NZ. Strictly no imports.
will be in place, and we are planning on more children's activities,
so that parents can meander through the stalls. Buy a beautiful kete,
handmade children's clothing, artworks, turned wood items, homemade
biscuits or a silk scarf. Christmas presents taken care of!
love to see you all here"
is the original home of the Tough Guy & Gal Challenge. The event
is located at Lakes Ranch, an outdoor pursuit / equestrian centre 15
minutes east of Rotorua on SH30. Just follow the signs to Hells Gate
and Lakes Ranch is located directly opposite. This venue provides a
magnificent course with spectacular scenery for the ultimate
experience. The course includes water trails, net climb, crawl under
barb wire obstacles, swamp crossings, native bush trail, wobbly
water bridge, open paddock running, hurdles, wire rope bridge and
tunnels. A six kilometre (one lap) or 12 kilometre (two laps)
options are available.The facilities include hot showers,
large hot swimming pool, backpacker style accommodation, hot food
and coffee for sale and good parkingNumbers are limited to
2000 competitors a day, be in quick because these do sell
The Copthorne Hotel (previously
Kingsgate) will be holding the Official Burgen Tough Guy & Gal
After Party for competitors and supporters! See yourself on the big
screen and enjoy a few drinks with your fellow competitors. Party
starts from 6:30pm.
more information please visit our website or phone us.