Must-see entertainment in Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty

  • Tamaki Māori Village


    Modestly proclaiming itself one of the 10 best experiences in the world, Tamaki offers a 3½-hour twilight Māori cultural experience in its recreated…

  • Mitai Māori Village


    This family-run outfit offers a popular three-hour evening event with a concert, hāngi and glowworm bush walk. The experience starts with the arrival of a…

  • Matariki


    The Novotel's 2½-hour Māori cultural experience includes a performance of traditional song and dance followed by a hāngi. It's held in a separate building…

  • Rialto Cinemas


    The Rialto is the best spot in town to catch a flick – classic, offbeat, art-house or international. And you can sip a coffee or a glass of wine in the…

  • Copthorne Hotel Māori Concert & Feast


    One of Rotorua's less expensive Māori concert and hāngi options. It only operates when booked by a tour group; call ahead and see whether one is scheduled…

  • Basement Cinema


    Oddly combined with a rock-climbing facility and a hostel, Basement offers offbeat, foreign-language and art-house flicks. Tickets are just $10 on…

  • Boiler Room

    Bay of Plenty

    Open for events only, the large gritty band room at the Whakatane Hotel hosts DJs, live bands and the occasional Kiwi stand-up comic.

  • WhakaMax Movies

    Bay of Plenty

    Right in the middle of The Strand, WhakaMax screens new-release movies. Cheaper tickets before 5pm and on Tuesdays.

  • DeLuxe Theatre

    Bay of Plenty

    Dating from 1926, this beguiling community-run art-deco cinema shows recent movies and hosts the odd concert.