Rotorua is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand and a must do if you are travelling around the North Island. Surrounded by beautiful lakes and volcanoes, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with geysers and hot mud pools, and also the home of Maori culture that is evident everywhere.
Beauty and culture aside, it is such a vibrant, modern city that your most difficult task will be to decide how many attractions and activities you can cram into the time you have. The possibilities are endless, the landscape stunning, and you’re limited only by your imagination. View dramatic geothermal scenery from a modern helicopter or elegant floatplane, cruise a sparkling lake on a luxury launch, shop till you drop in a variety of specialty stores, immerse yourself in velvety mineral waters or indulge in decadent body polishes or mud wraps at one of the region’s exclusive spa centres.
Top off a day in Rotorua with a sunset barbecue and a soak in a natural hot pool on a secluded beach surrounded by native bush. Pampered or thrilled? Choice is yours at this destination.
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