Rotorua is situated in the North Island’s Bay of Plenty.
One of New Zealand’s major tourism destinations, Rotorua attracts visitors and students from all around the world.
Living in Rotorua as a student
In this friendly city, you’ll catch a bus from your homestay to your language school each day.
Rotorua is easy to travel around and you can have a relaxed week in preparation for all the great adventure tourism activities to try at the weekends.
At lunch time or after school, you can walk down to the lakefront or Government Gardens with friends. Stopping off for a coffee on the way is a great way to practise your English in everyday situations.
What to see and do in Rotorua
You can use your weekends to work through a list of the many activities that Rotorua offers international visitors.
If you like adventure and the outdoors, there are 90km of world-class mountain biking trails, the Zorb, white water rafting and the luge. If your style is more relaxed, then the hot thermal springs, Skyline Gondola, and walking in Whakarewarewa Forest might be for you.
Everyone visiting Rotorua should visit Te Puia to see the world-famous mud pools, Pōhutu Geyser and to experience our unique Māori Culture.
Visit Rotorua NZ to check out a range of other fantastic activities!
Eating and drinking in Rotorua
You’ll never be stuck for something to eat or drink. At lunchtime you can stay at school or visit one of the many international restaurants or cafes nearby.
Make sure you learn about hangi and enjoy some Māori cuisine at Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village.
Why learn English in Rotorua?
You’ll improve your English while experiencing a great mix of cultural and adventure activities in this adventure playground.