Inner City Arts Trail

As you explore Rotorua, well known for its bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs and beautiful lakes, you discover there’s much more to this fascinating city. One thing that stands out is our unique public art collection, which acknowledges and celebrates our heritage, individuality, stories and aspirations.

Rotorua is on a journey of rejuvenation and discovery, using local art to bring life back into the heart of the city. Started back in the late 19th century the public art collection has been used to tell local stories for decades. Today these art works take many different forms and use a vast array of media. You’ll find them down alleyways, disguised as fence posts, gracing the walls of buildings or in plain sight for everyone to see.

Enjoy exploring Rotorua’s art trail and see the city from a different perspective. With many different stops and detours the trail is just as easy to walk as cycle.


Click below for more information each of the artworks and artists included in the trail:

Te Amo Whakaruruhau

Pick Up Stix

Tukuna Mai Te Ahi

Moonlit Mud

Tui Nui

Merata Mita

Mud & Steam

Aunty Bea


Kiwi Icons

The Vegas Bunch



Matau a Maui

Kete Ora

Pink & White Terraces

Trout Tank

Taniwha Teeth and Flax Shoots

Hinemoa and Tūtānekai

Mākereti Papakura

Pūkeko & Fish

Enjoy the trail!