With an estimated population of 59,500, Rotorua is New Zealand’s 20th largest urban area. The name Rotorua is maori and in full is Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe.
Roto means ‘lake’ and rua means ‘two’ or in this case ‘second’. ‘Second lake’.
Rotorua offers glistening lakes, spectacular forests and amazing geothermal wonders. Rotorua is the perfect home for nature lovers and it’s residents benefit from world class outdoor activities like boating, swimming, mountain biking, trail running and fishing. Rotorua has become the lifestyle destination of choice for professional couples, families and people that have a passion for life and the outdoors.
Rotorua offers an excellent work-life balance. The outdoor environment plays a huge role in the lives of many people who live and work here. With over 100 parks, and plenty of reserves and gardens and at least 150km of first-class mountain biking trails why wouldn’t you want to live here?
Check out this video link to see just how amazing Rotorua is!
Video credit: Rotorua Chamber of Commerce