Rotorua - Accessible - Accessible/Easy Access Accommodation & Activities

In recent years Rotorua has evolved to become a very attractive city - both visitor and access-friendly - with an ever increasing range of both natural and man-made attractions. Access around the CBD is easy - all flat, wide footpaths and good curb crossings. If you are keen you can go all the way to the lakefront as the gradient remains gentle.

The man made attractions here - Te Puia and other Maori cultural experiences the Agrodome and Skyline Gondola are all accessible, some such as the Gondola happy to provide assistance if needed. Natural attractions are not quite so accommodating. The reason being that thermal events and upheavals did not really happen in such a way as to leave wide, flat firmly paved walkways convenient to see some spectacular thermal sights. Its not quite like that. It means that many areas -Waiotapu for example, do have formed walkways in places, but in a few places the terrain means the walkways have pretty steep sections. And in places the walk is across very uneven, difficult, open ground. Even more difficult in wet weather.

The good news is that the Te Puia thermal and cultural centre does have reasonable access to the Poutu geyser, with mud pools along the way and living, working, authentic cultural exhibits and activities performances as well - see the description below.

accommodation Rotorua - Accessible

Apex on Fenton

Apex on Fenton

Your friendly hosts look forward to welcoming you to Rotorua. Apex on Fenton Motel Rotorua offers couples, families and the corporate traveller fine accommodation when visiting Rotorua. We are a flat walk from Restaurants, Rotorua Golf Courses, Arawa Bowling Club, Shops and Rotorua Attractions....
Arista Capri Motel

Arista Capri Motel

Welcome to Arista Capri We are located at 290 Fenton Street, Rotorua - close to the city and thermal attractions. Our spacious units are self contained accommodation, thermally heated, clean and modern. All on ground level with FREE parking at your door. Trailer & boat parking available...
Ashleigh Court Motel

Ashleigh Court Motel

Quiet and modern motel accommodation in central Rotorua Welcome to the best value for money motel in Rotorua. Ashleigh Court Motel offers you so much from our very  central location on famous Fenton Street . Our units all face tree-lined Wylie Street so are very quiet with a lovely...
Asure Palm Court Motel Rotorua

Asure Palm Court Motel Rotorua

ASURE Palm Court Rotorua accommodation is the perfect place to stay in Rotorua. Whether your are on a family holiday or a business traveller, our  17 self-contained units  which include one and two bedroom units with spa pools, studio units (also with a spa pool) and a fully furnished townhouse...
Bella Vista Motel Rotorua

Bella Vista Motel Rotorua

A4A Comment Adjacent to Kuirau Park which has a steaming lake and bubbling mud pools and located close to restaurants, the Aquatic Centre and Hospital, Bella Vista Rotorua is well placed for your stay in Rotorua. There is a private lawn area with outdoor furniture and barbeque.  We...
Brylin Motel

Brylin Motel

Brylin Motel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Rotorua. Brylin Motel provides rooms equipped with a microwave, a refrigerator and a spa bath, plus all the necessities to ensure an enjoyable stay. They provide a private bathroom, an in-room dining area and a kitchenette.  For...
Cedarwood

Cedarwood

Quiet lakefront Rotorua motel accommodation and conference venue Cedarwood Lakeside, on the shores of Lake Rotorua, is one of the most relaxing  motels in Rotorua , and is your gateway to the very best of Rotorua’s world-renowned tourist attractions and adventure activities. We are located...
New Castle Motor Lodge

New Castle Motor Lodge

We welcome you to a clean, affordable, comfortable and family-friendly motel in Rotorua, with free WIFI & parking. Along with highly competitive rates, New Castle Motor Lodge offers guests exceptional rooms, amenities and proximity to sights. 
Rotorua Top 10

Rotorua Top 10

When you stay at Rotorua TOP 10, not only will you have the City Centre right on your doorstep, but also Kuirau Park Geothermal Reserve – free to visit and see some of the spectacular Rotorua thermal activity including mud pools as well as beautiful gardens, the duck pond and play-ground –...

activity Rotorua - Accessible

ACCESSIBLE MIDDLE EARTH TRILOGY (+KIWI)

ACCESSIBLE MIDDLE EARTH TRILOGY (+KIWI)

Discover the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set near  Matamata  in the North Island of New Zealand. Te Puia is New Zealand’s living Maori cultural centre, located just 5 minutes from central Rotorua. Situated in the  Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley , Te Puia’s 60 hectare site is...
Drive the Lakes - Blue and Green and Tarawera

Drive the Lakes - Blue and Green and Tarawera

For those of you who either enjoy enjoy sitting and looking, or maybe cannot mange to do too much more, the short scenic drive out to the Blue and Green lakes is made for you. As the photos show the main attraction is simply enjoying placid relaxing scenery. With a book, with a picnic, with an...
Eat Street Rotorua

Eat Street Rotorua

Eat Streat is one of Rotorua’s coolest hot spots in the city that has recently undergone a $2 million dollar upgrade. Here you will enjoy quality restaurants, cafés and bars as well as the famous Lady Jane’s Ice Cream Parlour. The covered central walkway with retractable roofing is the focal...
Hobbiton

Hobbiton

On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from  The Lord of the Rings  and  The Hobbit  film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt for  The Hobbit  and will remain as it was seen in these films and  The Lord of...
Tarawera Buried Village

Tarawera Buried Village

The Buried Village is New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life. Te Wairoa was established by a Christian missionary in 1848 as a model village. However Te Wairoa survived for fewer than 40 years before it, and the nearby Pink...
Te Puia, Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley

Te Puia, Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley

Te Puia is New Zealand’s living Maori cultural centre, located just 5 minutes from central Rotorua. Situated in the  Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley , Te Puia’s 60 hectare site is home to the  New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute , a live  kiwi enclosure , the world-famous  Pohutu Geyser...
Waiotapu Thermal Area

Waiotapu Thermal Area

Wai-O-Tapu | Sacred Waters – Thermal Wonderland -  Thousands  of Years in the Making.  A  Wonderland  of Stunning Geothermal Activity.