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Te Puia, Maori Icon. Photo Destination Rotorua
Te Puia, Maori Icon. Photo Destination Rotorua
Artist's Palette. Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
Artist's Palette. Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
Mt Ngongotah Chairlifts. Rotorua, New Zealand
Mt Ngongotah Chairlifts. Rotorua, New Zealand
Geyser Flat Whakarewarewa. Chris McLennan
Geyser Flat Whakarewarewa. Chris McLennan
Rotorua Cycling Track. Legend Photography
Rotorua Cycling Track. Legend Photography
Rotorua Caravaning. Photo Destination Rotorua
Rotorua Caravaning. Photo Destination Rotorua
Geothermal Mud, Hell's Gate. Chris McLennan
Geothermal Mud, Hell's Gate. Chris McLennan
Ceremonial Waka. Fay Looney, Tourism NZ
Ceremonial Waka. Fay Looney, Tourism NZ

Rotorua Information

Rotorua is a New Zealand city with a population of over 68,000 situated on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty. Based in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua lies 105 kilometres east of Hamilton and 230 kilometres southeast of Auckland.

The region, as with most major settlements in New Zealand, is an eclectic mix of Maori Tradition and later European Influences with Tourism ranked as one of the most important industries. Some of the major attractions that give the area its reputation as a Spa Town include the many Geysers and Hot Mud Pools that permeate the land. The Geothermal Activities in the region produce Mineral Rich Pools that some say are blessed with healing qualities to relax and invigorate mind and body.

Rotorua is also known for its Botanical Gardens and Historical Architecture and many buildings in the city stand testament to the older times of architectural brilliance. Mixed in with this, is the Maori culture that is still maintained where you can sample the delights of a traditional Maori Hangi meal or discover their ancient culture, handed down from generation to generation.

But Rotorua is more than just a city with historical value. With over seventy Cafes, Restaurants and Bars including the fine dining experience of the Tree Top Lodge or Peppers on the Point to the unique Skyline Skyrides Restaurant or Chapmanís at the Heritage, there is something to piquť the most discernable of palates.

One of the main attractions in the Rotorua area is the excellent Aquatic sports facilities including Fishing, Water Skiing, Boating and Swimming in one of the Seventeen Lakes spread throughout the region. And for those who prefer dry land for their adventures, the area boasts some of the best trails in the southern hemisphere for mountain biking and cycling. So whatever your idea is for the perfect holiday you will find it in Rotorua.

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Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu. Photo Chris McLennan, Tourism New Zealand
Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu. Photo Chris McLennan, Tourism New Zealand
Aerial City View of Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo Taken by Sircha
Aerial City View of Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo Taken by Sircha