Rotorua is centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand making it one of the most accessible cities in the country – because of this, you can easily enjoy day and weekend trips to some of New Zealand’s best surf beaches, major shopping outlets, ski-fields, golf courses, cultural events and festivals.
Rotorua has built a successful reputation as an iconic destination, renowned for its welcoming hospitality – referred to in Maori as ‘manaakitanga’ (mar-nah-key-tongue-are). It is no secret that Rotorua is the spiritual and cultural heart of New Zealand.
Excellent value and quality learning
Rotorua offers you great value for money. Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s highly acclaimed
learning destinations for international students. The education on offer is world-class and the lifestyle attracts young and mature people from around the globe. We have top-ranked schools, polytechnics, training institutions and English language schools for you.
Rotorua offers the ESOL-Literacy Programme, special interest classes and other local programmes, such as job mentoring. We can provide assistance with the English needed to get a driver’s licence, access early childhood education or understand workplace English.
An iconic outdoors lifestyle
Rotorua is world famous. Since the 1830s international visitors have been attracted to the city’s natural geothermal wonders, Maori cultural experiences, forests and lakes. We offer the most varied and accessible recreational activity in New Zealand. There is something to suit everyone and many activities are free.
A safe, supportive and family-friendly city
Rotorua has a growing multi-cultural population with over 150 different ethnicities represented in our community. As one of New Zealand’s main international visitor destinations, our New Zealand born residents also have a growing understanding
and appreciation of new cultures and other people’s traditions and beliefs.