Rotorua New Zealand dining - Rotorua restaurants, cafes, bars, food and wine information for the Rotorua region.
Eat Streat in Rotorua

Rotorua Dining

Rotorua has an abundance of fabulous eateries to indulge every appetite.

Eat Streat

Situated at the lake-front end of Tutanekai Street, Rotorua's premier dining district Eat Streat is packed with 13 cafes, restaurants and bars. Providing exceptional quality in food, wine and entertainment, Eat Streat is vibrant, offers variety and is a veritable venue of good taste. Bon Appétit!

Dining with Culture

As they say, 'When in Rome', and when in Rotorua, take the opportunity to experience a variety of authentic Maori kai (Kai is the Maori word for food). Combining traditional Maori cultural entertainment with the exquisite and wholesome taste of pre-European cuisine, there are a number of excellent venues to experience the richness of the indigenous people of New Zealand.

From the traditional Hangi to sumptuous buffets offering the finest of New Zealand's bounty, including the Maori staple native root vegetable, the Kumara (sweet potato), an authentic Maori meal is a must in Rotorua.

The Hangi

An innovative method of cooking a meal for the whole tribe, the hangi is essentially an earth oven. Utilising hot rocks, steam, layers of blanketing and earth, the laying of a hangi is an intricate and time consuming process. But the outcome is a delectable delight, nurtured and cooked by the earth itself!

Choosing a sight, digging the pit, heating particularly chosen volcanic rocks, preparing and laying out the food, and timing the hangi to perfection are all unique skills handed down through generations. The hangi is a distinctive dining experience, a truly ancient way of feasting and is offered in all its flavoursome bounty to visitors to Rotorua today.


This week's featured dining options in Rotorua are:

Featured Dining

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $130.00 per person

Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori Village where your local guide will escort you on a cultural journey to the "marae" (Maori village), the life force of New Zealand's indigenous people. Take the opportunity to engage in an evening of local customs including a traditional Maori dinner feast.

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5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

Multi-day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $1725.00 per person

Do and see it all on a five-day adventure from Auckland that takes you to Waitangi, Rotorua, Waitomo and Middle-earth! Your journey reveals the history and natural beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a dolphin-spotting cruise across the Bay of Islands and a drive along Ninety Mile Beach at Cape Reinga. Enjoy a magical boat ride through the glowworm grotto at Waitomo Caves, and dine at a Maori village in Rotorua. With sheep dogs, kiwi birds and Hobbit holes included, this five-day North... More...

6-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

6-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

Multi-day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $1065.00 per person

This 6 day small group adventure tour is guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track around the wonders of New Zealand's North Island. Departing from Auckland, you will visit Haihei and its famously beautiful beaches, Rotorua for cultural insights into the ways of the native Maori people and overnight on a high country station, where you will join a 4WD eco-wilderness farm tour. You’ll get the chance to hike the volcanic plateaus of Tongariro National Park, to marvel at the dormant... More...


Evening Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua

Evening Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $125.00 per person

You and your small group can enjoy Te Pō, an indigenous evening experience, operating daily from 6pm to 9pm. The night includes a traditional welcoming ceremony (pōwhiri) and an intimate 45-minute Māori concert performance. Enjoy a mouth-watering banquet of authentic Māori cuisine (kai) and marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the geothermal valley under lights.


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3 Days Zuru Nightglow Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hobbiton,Te Puia & Waitomo Caves

3 Days Zuru Nightglow Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hobbiton,Te Puia & Waitomo Caves

Ballooning - Auckland - Starting from $1449.00 per person

  • Pick up & Drop Off available from Auckland City, Auckland Airport, Tauranga, Rotorua.
  • Admission & Entry Tickets to The Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Te Puia Geothermal Valley.
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Hamilton.(3 or 4 Stars, subject to Availability) 
  • Attend Zuru Hot Air Balloon Night Glow Festival in Hamilton. (on 25 March)
  • Hamilton Gardens Visit including a 90min River Cruise.
  • Complimentary Snacks & Water... More...


Pukaki Holiday ApartmentsPukaki Holiday Apartments - Holiday Home.

Pukaki Holiday Apartments are located in central Rotorua, next to the Polynesian Spa and Government Garden. Covered...

12000ft Tandem Skydiving from Rotorua12000ft Tandem Skydiving from Rotorua - Skydiving - Rotorua. Starting from $279.00 per person.

Skydive from 12,000ft above stunning Lake Taupo, with New Zealand's top rated drop zone! Take in spectacular views...

 

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