• Winners at the 2012 Travelbug Awards!

    Congratulations!, Rotorua Citizens Club, has been awarded Gold Property 2012 in this year's Travelbug awards! Winners represent the very best of the accommodation operators listed on Travelbug.

  • Entertainment this WeekThursday: Karaoke with Coyote Entertainment from 7.30pm  


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  • Accommodation

    Welcome the Rotorua Citizens Club! We offer Members and Affiliated Members a warm, friendly and secure place to stay. As we are located in the heart of the CBD.

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  • Great things to do

    Visit our city and check out all the attractions. Go on your favorite trip and enjoy sightseeing, shopping, museums, sports and concerts. There is something for everyone.

    Make sure to get tickets in advance.

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  • Take a tour

    There are plenty of places to go to! Visit the great lakes, enjoy our culture and amazing adventure attractions.

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Labour Weekend Events

Rotorua Citizens Club Presents






(gold coin donation entry fee)




Melbourne Cup

Punters Tickets $20.00 finger food  from 4.30pm-6pm Melbourne Cup 4th November 2014

Best Dressed Female

Best Dressed Male

Spot Prizes

Come along and view the race on the Big screen just like being there!!!!!

tickets can be purchased from front office.

CNZ Fishing Tournament


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5th November 2014- 8th November 2014 get your entries in early bird cut-off 10th Oct.

Congradulations to Steve Rist winning catch rainbow trout 4.290

 Its that time of the year again:

Chartered Clubs NZ Trout Fishing Tournament 2014

Hosted by Rotorua Citizens Club


Fishing Programme 2014


  • Wednesday  5th November
    • Karakia Timatanga: Opening Prayer
    • Opening & Welcome
    • Registrations, Inspection of Club Cards, Licenses and Naming of all Sponsors
    • Start time for briefing notes 4:40 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Delegates meeting straight after opening and briefing
    • Complementary BBQ for all financial contestants.  Meet and Greet.
    • Fishing Licenses will be available for purchase
    • Thursday 6th November
    • Opening Day:  Weigh-in 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm      plus Spot Prizes
    • Live Music until late

Friday 7th November

Weigh-in 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm plus Spot Prizes

Live music until late

  • Saturday 8th November
    • Fishing finishes at 2:00 pm. 
    • Weigh-in 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

plus Spot Prizes

  • Prize Giving 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Social evening with live music
  • Dinner available through the Club Restaurant – please book
  • Transport
    • 3 Courtesy vehicles are available to get you to the Rotorua Citizens Club and back to your accommodation.
  • Meals
  • The Club Restaurant is open every night from 6pm – please book
  • Accommodation –
  • We have accommodation available here at the club. Rooms are from $75 per night or $35 per bed in our bunk rooms– bookings essential

 2014 Tournament Rules

All entrants must hold a current Freshwater Fishing Licence and abide by the Eastern Fish & Game rules.

  • Every entrant must be a current financial member of a Chartered Club.
  • Rotorua Citizens Club must receive entries by October 1st to be in the Early Bird Draw.  Entrants must check in and present their Club Card and Fishing Licences for inspection at the briefing on Wednesday 5th November 2014.
  • Organizers are eligible to enter.
  • Entry Fees are $65.00
  • Fish for weigh in must be accompanied by a licence number or tournament registration number.
  • Fish will not be accepted that have been frozen or have deteriorated.  Fish must exceed 42cm in length.  Officials have the right to reject or accept any fish.
  • One fish one prize.
  • Weigh in will commence from 3pm to 5pm Thursday 6th November and Friday 7th November.  No fish will be accepted after 5pm on these days.  Weigh in on Saturday 2nd November will commence 2pm to 4pm.  No fish will be accepted after 4pm.
  • Fishing by contestant is restricted to Rotorua Districts waters except for Lake Aniwhenua, Flaxy Lake and Wild River Fisheries.
  • Chartered Clubs NZ and the Rotorua Citizens Club (Inc) will not be held responsible for any misconduct, incident, injury or accident during this tournament.
  • Boats are permitted.  Any safety equipment and requirements are the Skippers responsibility.  Please abide by the safe boating practices of the area.
  • Competitors must register by 9pm Wednesday 5th November 2014.
  • Prize Giving will commence 6pm Saturday 8th November 2014.
  • Spot Prizes throughout tournament.  You must be there to win or the prize is redrawn.
  • If two or more fish of the same weight become eligible for a prize, the first fish weighed in will take the prize.
  • There is a prize for the heaviest fly-fishing Rainbow trout.

 2014 Prize List Category


  • 1st Heaviest Fish – for fly-fishing $500 Cash Prize
  • 1st Heaviest Fish –Brown Trout $500 Cash Prize
  • 1st Heaviest Fish –Rainbow Trout $2000 Cash Prize
  • 2nd Heaviest Fish - Rainbow Trout $500 Cash Prize
  • 3rd Heaviest Fish - Rainbow Trout $200 Cash Prize
  • Best Condition Factor –Rainbow Trout $200 Cash Prize
  • Heaviest Fish Ladies – Rainbow Trout
  • Daily Draw From Each Lake  - Rainbow Trout      
    •  Thursday, Friday, Saturday from the following lakes…
    •  Rotorua              1 Night’s Accommodation with Breakfast + $100 Cash
    •  Okataina           1 Night’s Accommodation with Breakfast + $100 Cash
    •  Tarawera           1 Night’s Accommodation with Breakfast + $100 Cash
    •  Rotoiti                 1 Night’s Accommodation with Breakfast + $100 Cash
  • Best Smoked Fish Competition – to be judged on the final night – overall         $500 Cash Prize(Sponsored By Gilmours) 
  • Hard Luck Story – overall
  • Daily spot prizes drawn from all entries
  • Early Bird Draw for entries received on or before 10tht October 2014                          $300 Cash  

Club Accommodation

Why not utilise the new Club Accommodation?  Bookings essential!  Book now so you don’t miss out

Rooms are available from $75 per room.  Bunk beds from $35

There is a wide variety of accommodation to choose from in Rotorua.  If you need assistance in this area, please feel free to contact us at the Rotorua Citizens Club.

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The Rotorua Citizens Club would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support

  • O’Keefes Fishing
  • Lion Nathan
  • Clubs New Zealand
  • United Gaming
  • Active Equipment Limited
  • Kilwell Sports
  • Speedy Signs
  • Embroidme
  • Bidvest
  • Dave Kingdom Property Investor & Financier
  • Terry Ray (Computer Technician)
  • Gilmours(smoked fish prize)
  • Hancocks Wines, Beers & Spirits
  • DB Brewries
  • Konica Minolta


The Executive and Management extends a very warm welcome to members, affiliated members and guests. We are proudly affiliated with Clubs New Zealand.

Clubs of New Zealand incorporate over 380 clubs around New Zealand as well as being affiliated to Clubs Australia.  A warm invitation to all affiliate members to visit us.

Our club offers many amenities which are enjoyed by our Members and guests. The Club boasts a well appointed Restaurant serving delicious meals. The Bar facilities are second to none. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Rotorua Citizens Club.

Special offer

Restaurant is open 7days a week for Lunch and Dinner

Why not try our $10 Lunch? from 12pm-2pm.  Dessert included!



We have first class accommodation available for economic prices. We have Backpacker type Rooms suitable for large groups or sports teams, Double, Single, Twin. No need to bring any linen or towels all are supplied. Prices range from $35.00per head to $120.00 room. (members prices + another $10.00 for non-members)

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Rotorua Citizens Club

+64 7 3483066
1146 Rangiuru Street
Cnr of Rangiuru and Arawa Streets
Rotorua 3010

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Rotorua Citizens Club received a 100% guest rating for Rotorua City accommodation on Travelbug

Rotorua Citizens Club is a Gold award winner for accommodation

Congratulations!, Rotorua Citizens Club, has been awarded the Gold Property Award & the 100% Guest Rating 2012 in this year's Travelbug awards!