Rotorua is one of two homes for the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union. It was built in 1911, and has since hosted several Rugby World Cups. The Rotorua International stadium has an official capacity of 34,000 people, which meant that there was a fantastic atmosphere when the Lions team defeated the Maori All Blacks here on 17 June 2017.

Local Attractions in Rotorua

Situated in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand’s north island, Rotorua is the cultural centre for the indigenous Maori people. The Te Puia cultural centre in the Whakarewarewa Valley offers an insight into the treasured heritage and traditions of the Maori.

Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s major destinations due to its geothermal activity. Shooting geysers, bubbling hot mud pools and stunning thermal springs are just some of the attractions that draw tourists to the Rotorua region. Lions fans can enjoy a dip in one of the many thermal pools in the area, which feature pure spring water as well as private spas.