Rock Solid Backpackers
Hostel, 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
1140 Hinemoa Street, 3010 Rotorua, New Zealand
The centrally located Rock Solid Backpackers Rotorua offers free WiFi, a neighboring rock-climbing wall and a spacious guest lounge including a tour desk, a billiards table and a cinema. It is just 5 minutes' walk from the Rotorua Visitors Centre and bus stops. The property is within walking distance to a weekly night market. This hostel is within 10 minutes' walk of Government Gardens, Kirau Park, Arts Village and Polynesian Spa. Rotorua International Airport is 15 minutes' drive away, while free parking area is available off site.
❝It was perfect ! The staff is very friendly and competent :) You have free parking not very far from the hostel.❞
❝Is conveniently located within walking distance from the bus and train terminals.❞
Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on New Zealand's North Island, is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. In Te Puia’s Whakarewarewa Valley, there are bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Maori village and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, with traditional wood carving and weaving schools. Archaeological excavations at buried Te Wairoa Village document its destruction in an 1886 volcanic eruption. Run as commercial ventures, Maori villages such as Mitai and Tamaki offer traditional song and dance performances, "hangi" feasts and visits to glow worms and clear rivers. The Tudor-style Rotorua Museum in the city’s Government Gardens traces the history of the indigenous Te Arawa people and European settlers. Mountain-biking and hiking trails wind through local redwood forests. The region’s lakes and rivers offer white-water rafting, kayaking and boat trips.