The city of Rotorua lies on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the centre of the Rotorua region...Lake Rotorua Information
Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake on New Zealand’s North Island, covering almost 80 square..Rainbow Springs Nature Park Information
Rainbow Springs Nature Park is on the northern outskirts of Rotorua about 5 minutes from the centre..Kaituna River Information
The Kaituna river starts from the outflow of Lake Rotoiti and travels northwards for 45 km where it..Mount Tarawera Information
Approximately 25 kilometres south east of Rotorua, Mt Tarawera is adjacent to Lake Tarawera and is..Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Information
Whakarewarewa is a living Maori thermal village, which lies just 10 minutes to the south of..Waimangu Volcanic Valley Information
The spectacular Waimangu Volcanic Valley and the adjacent Lake Rotomahana are easy to get to, lying..Hamurana Springs Information
Hamurana Springs is an easy 20 minute drive to the north east of Rotorua. This picturesque..Te Puia Information
Te Puia, New Zealand’s Maori Art and Crafts Institute, is situated in the Whakarewarewa..Hells Gate Thermal Reserve Information
Hells Gate is the most active geothermal park in Rotorua. Walk in the park and see a hot water..Rotorua Museum Information
Rotorua Museum is situated in the historic bath house building in the beautiful government gardens..Te Wairoa Information
Te Wairoa was originally a village situated in the valley above Lake Tarawera, and was destroyed by..See all locations in Rotorua
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New Zealand’s favourite destinations. The unique volcanic landscape, living Maori culture, natural hot springs and plenty of options for adventure make it a must visit region.
Although the original tourist drawcard of the Pink and White Terraces were destroyed in the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption, they was replaced by the amazing Waimangu Volcanic Valley that formed during the eruption. Today, that’s just one of a range of natural attractions that bring people from around the world, including the southern hemisphere’s only hot waterfall.
The people of Rotorua like to talk of five spirits; the spirit of the earth, rumbling beneath your feet, the ever present spirit of Maori culture, the rejuvenation of spirit you get with a soak in a natural hot spring or a relaxing massage, freeing your spirit with outdoor adventures - trout fishing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, hiking and mountain biking or challenging your spirit activities like sky-diving, jet boating and zorbing. The region is 234 kilometres from Auckland and 457 kilometres from Wellington.
The touring route through the region is known as the Thermal Explorer Highway. Major coach companies provide daily services to Rotarua or you can fly in from most major New Zealand airports. Rotorua has a temperate climate with summer temperatures between 20 and 27 degrees celcius and winter days generally between 10 and 12 degrees celcius.
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