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Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Celebrate this exciting time with a dreamy babymoon getaway with your significant other to Rotorua, one of the most magical places in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Take some precious time for the two of you to acknowledge and cherish this special time,...

Have you been chosen as the best man or maid of honour for your bestie’s upcoming wedding? It’s an exciting privilege that comes with many important duties, including planning the perfect stag do or hen’s do! With our handy hints, you’ll be on your way to creating an epic event that the lucky groom or bride will never forget, right here in the geothermal and...

Adventure-seekers, this one’s for you! The breathtakingly beautiful Mt Tarawera is just waiting to be explored. Having attracted visitors since the 1840’s, this volcanic landscape quickly became known as the unofficial ‘8th wonder of the world’, drawing those eager to catch a glimpse of the iconic Pink and White Terraces, before the infamous 1886 eruption completely destroyed and reshaped the landscape. Nowadays, the area’s...

Coming down to Alert Level 2 in Rotorua means the ability to roam and walk a little further than the short radius of our strolls during Levels 4 and 3. We’re able to wander through the depths of the redwoods forest or take in a longer stretch of the...

The whole nation is presently sitting in a pretty intensive lockdown in response to COVID-19. And let’s be honest - it looks highly likely that this year’s Father’s Day is going to be spent rather close to home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the special occasion! Gift the...

Stand anywhere near Mt. Tarawera these days and it’s hard to imagine the shock, fear, and physical destruction caused by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of June 10, 1886.   It’s a largely peaceful region of lush native greenery, with plenty of opportunities to see and experience the unique geothermal activity in the area, get outdoors for a hike or mountain bike, or enjoy a...

Rotorua is a wonderland for visitors: it showcases geothermal amazements, lush forests, gorgeous lakes and mountains at every turn. At Volcanic Air we’ve put together our favourite places to visit in Rotorua, including nature walks and explorations of the region’s rich history, both cultural and volcanic.  Okere Falls. Photo: Department of Conservation Okere Falls: Around 20 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua, this walk through Okere Falls Scenic...

Rotorua is a getaway second to none – where else can you enjoy an incredible geothermal wonderland, gorgeous lakes, enchanted forest, world-class cuisine and no end of adventure activities? If you’re looking for a Rotorua 3-day itinerary, we’ve drawn on our local knowledge at Volcanic...