Summer Events in Rotorua – Nov 2017 – January 2018

Palm Court Rotorua: Summer events in Rotorua November - January 2018
Summer Events in Rotorua – Nov 2017 – January 2018

Summer is on its way, and the warm weather means it is a great time to visit Rotorua and enjoy all of the Summer Events in Rotorua. Below are just a few for you to enjoy.

Rotorua Festival of Gardens 2017Summer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

Friday 10 November 2017 – Sunday 12 November 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm

Showcasing some of Rotorua’s most stunning gardens, the Rotorua Festival of Gardens is a Summer Events in Rotorua to be enjoyed with family and friends. Enjoy a relaxing weekend with over 40 gardens on display, and children under 14 are free. There are rural gardens through to tiny town plots, which are sure to give you some great ideas for your garden at home.Part of your ticket price will also be donated to helping the Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter and St. John’s.

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Hopewalk Rotorua Summer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

Saturday 18 November 2017 9:00am – 10:00pm

Taking place at the Lakefront Village Green, Hopewalk Rotorua is an opportunity to walk and raise Depression and Suicide Awareness. Admission is free, so why not come along and get some sunshine and exercise while supporting a great cause.There will also be a concert performed by Ngati Pikiao youth after the walk. Be sure to wear yellow which is the international colour of hope.

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The Gee Bee’sSummer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

Saturday 25 November 2017 7:00pm – 11:00pm

The Gee Bee’s (Bee Gee’s tribute band) have been performing at a variety of events for over a decade. The three lads have performed at charity functions to raise funds for organisations such as Starship Hospital, Radio Lollipop, and much more. Come along for a great night and you will sure to be dancing along to those magical Bee Gee rhythms.

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Mudtopia FestivalSummer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

Friday 1 December 2017 – Sunday 3 December 2017

Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual festivals—Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival—Mudtopia is set to become a must do’ event.This will be New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival, held 1-3 December, where you are sure to have an unforgettable experience…all in 100% Kiwi mud!Get down and dirty in the Mud Arena, Mud Games zone and Mud Run, or unwind with wellness and spa experiences. There is also a concert on Saturday night.


Rotorua Ukebox – Ukulele Open Mic SessionsSummer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

Sun 19 Nov 2017, 3:00pm–5:00pm
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 3:00pm–5:00pm
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tearooms. Whether you are a player or not, UkeBox is for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead a community sing/play along and an open mic session for anyone who would like to perform. There will be learning opportunities and the Thermaleles will perform 2 or 3 of their own original songs.Participation and watching are free of charge, although UkeBox will be asking for a gold coin donation.

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Rotorua Blue Lake Rowing RegattaSummer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

20 and 21 January 2018

The annual Blue Lake Regatta is hosted by Rotorua and Whakatane Rowing Clubs each year with crews accumulating points towards the Dewar Challenge Shield. This regatta provides a fun filled weekend of racing for all levels of ability and ages. It is an excellent regatta for novices and masters giving them racing experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Ecomist Blue Lake Multisport FestivalSummer event Rotorua - Palm Court Rotorua

27 and 28 January 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

Five events are held over two days, The Main events are: 1) an Aquathon with a 5.5k run followed by an 800m Open Water Swim, 2) a 2k swim across the lake, and 3) a Sprint Triathlon. Out of this a King & Queen is crowned. Kids can join in with their own Triathlon and adults can enjoy a social 750m swim and Forest Fun Run/Walk.

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If you are visiting Rotorua, then you can book your accommodation here at Palm Court Rotorua. We are more than happy to assist with any questions about activities or events in Rotorua.

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