Green Corridor Fact Sheet
From Green to Steam
Rotorua's Green Corridor links existing cycleways to the east and west of the city through an inner city corridor.
It runs from the Sulphur Point cycle trail (part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail Te Ara Ahi)
and the lush greenery of Rotorua's Government Gardens, up Hinemoa Street, right onto Tutanekai St, left onto Haupapa Street and into the natural geothermal wonders of Kuirau Park and through to the western cycleway to Ngongotaha.
Whether you're on two legs or two wheels, the Green Corridor is for you. The space is designed for pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, scooter riders wheelchair users and skateboarders.
The Green Corridor provides a safe space for you to move around the inner city - it is not just a thoroughfare, but has been designed as a unique way for people to experience and explore their way through the inner city.
Hearty and arty
The Green Corridor offers up a great reason to ditch the car and get active. Work in the inner city? Cycle or walk to work and let the corridor lead you to where you need to go. Or hit the Corridor at lunchtime with colleagues for an inner-city walk, jog or bike ride.
Doing a spot of shopping on the weekend? The corridor takes you right past fantastic cafes and shops. Or you can follow it out to either Sulphur Point or Kuirau Park for an afternoon stroll or cycle. You'll save on petrol costs and will have incorporated a nice bit of exercise into your day.
Rotorua's a beautiful city in its own right but we also love enhancing that beauty where we can by celebrating the talents and artworks of our local artists. So, along the corridor you'll see various artworks, landscaping, carving and interactive installations that reflect the unique landscape of Rotorua.
Taking care of business
The corridor runs for a total of two kilometres past tempting eateries, exquisite scenery, and probably a bargain or two at a range of retailers. So if you need to make a stop - for whatever reason - you'll find everything you need along the route to make it easy, including bike stands, seating and toilets.
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The Green Corridor is a key part of the Rotorua 2030 Inner City Revitalisation Strategy, aimed at developing a vibrant city heart that attracts people and activity, with outstanding places to play. The development of the Green Corridor is also a key part of the Rotorua 2030 Inner City Revitalisation Strategy, aimed at developing a vibrant city heart that attracts people and activity with outstanding places to play.
Rotorua is New Zealand's only United Nations Global Compact City (www.citiesprogramme.com), part of a worldwide programme to progress social equity and justice, environmental sustainability and good governance in the urban environment. The Green Corridor helps support some of the guiding principles of the UN Global Compact agreement.
We hope you enjoy the space and that it encourages you to spend more time in the inner city, or to check out other areas of town that you might not normally visit, like Sulphur Point or Kuirau Park.
If you have any suggestions or feedback on what you'd like to see added to the Green Corridor, for example an artwork, a service or utility, or something in the community space in the heart of the city, please let us know. You can reach us on email@example.com