Located at the Arawa Park Racecourse in the heart of Rotorua’s accommodation strip, Racing Rotorua is both a centre of top quality racing and a venue for hosting events, community groups & local sport.
Rotorua hosts a number of race meetings each season, including the Rotorua Cup in May, Rotorua Plate Day in October and the popular Summer Festival Raceday on 27 December. Throughout the year Arawa Park also plays host to non-equestrian events, such as Model Railway and Truck display, Rebel Round Up, Tummy and Tots Expo. Arawa Park is also home to the RSA Welfare Office, Curtain Bank, Rotorua Senior Citizens Club and the Rotorua Club.
If you are looking to host a private event, Arawa Park is also available for Venue Hire, with room sizes and services to suit nearly any size gathering.
Racing Rotorua also houses the long established “Rotorua Club” on the first floor of the main grand stand. This operates 7 days a week, with TAB, Snooker and Gaming, and acts as the Members Lounge on racedays.