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Easter Egg Hunt For The Kids

Book your stay at Palm Court Rotorua over Easter and take the family to our great local Museum Easter Egg Hunt. Great clues, designer eggs and a massive chocolate hamper to be won!

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Full Crankworx Rotorua Mountian Bike Schedule – March 2015

View the Schedule. Crankworx brings the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends together. Based in Canada, the Crankworx World Tour is coming to Rotorua, New Zealand

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This event is the world’s largest mountain biking festival, with some amazing bands having been announced. Headline acts include The Black Seeds, P-Money, Savage, and Jamie McDell, wiht many other local and national bands also getting some stage time.

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Tourist Tips For Shopping In Rotorua

Rotorua is a popular holiday shopping location for shopaholics worldwide!

Our stores are filled with souvenirs, fabulous fashion, and delightful surprises that will put a smile on the face of any experienced shopper. Here we list a few of our favorites to help you plan your shopping afternoon in the lovely geothermal Rotorua.

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Opera in the Pā at Te Puia

Opera in the Pā returns to Te Puia on Saturday 21 March, with the spine tingling opera and music event held on the steps of Rotowhio Marae in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley.

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Giant 2W Gravity Enduro

The Giant 2W Gravity Enduro encapsulates everything people love about the sport of mountain biking – the adventure, challenge, adrenaline fix, combined with fun social riding; and at the same time teases out the little bit of competitiveness and thrill-seeker we all have inside of us.

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The Rogue Folk Music Festival

The Rogue Folk Festival is happening again in March 2015!

Friday 27 March 2015 6:00pm and Saturday 28 March 2015 2:00pm

“A celebration of folk music and the joy of giving”
Headlining Friday evenings’ event is Lloyd Akroyd and his band 5th Sun.

Also on the bill: John Hamilton, Bridie Witton, Riley Claxton, Angela Frank & Sarah Ziessen

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Trout Fishing in Rotorua – Lure Tips

Lake Rotorua is the largest lake in the district it is open for fishing all year round and holds large stocks of both brown and rainbow trout. Fishing can be great fun for you and for your friends and family. However, it can easily be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing too. With a little planning and practice, it’s easy to have a productive and fun day of fishing for our Rotorua trout and some quality time with family. Try some of these helpful lure tips. Recommended lures – Dry flies: During the late summer large terrestrial insects such as Cicadas, Blowflies and Wasps are blown onto the water and will often attract cruising trout. Nymphs: Lightly weighted nymphs such as Pheasants Tail, Hare and Copper, and Halfbacks can be very successful in fishing round the stream mouths and weed beds when using a floating line. Wet flies / Streamers: During spring and summer when the trout are chasing smelt, use flies such as a light Rabbit, Grey Ghost, Parsons Glory during the day, and dark patterns such as Fuzzy Wuzzy and Scotch Poacher at night. Other patterns such as Hamill’s Killer and Mrs Simpson work well throughout the […]

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