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The charming, small city of Rotorua is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the North Island. Rotorua is known for it's geothermal wonders - volcanoes, geysers and sulpher pools - and stunning natural beauty with lakes, and lovely parks.

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» Buried Village

The Buried Village s New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life. Te Wairoa was established by the Christian missionary in 1848 as a model village, however Te Wairoa survived for fewer than 40 years before it, and the nearby Pink and White Terraces were obliterated by the eruption of Mt Tarawera …

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» Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park - Take a walk and discover the steaming, hissing and bubbling geothermal activity in this informal public park located right next to Rotorua's city centre. The northern end of Rotorua has a public park that is definitely alive and well. Walking tracks lead to numerous areas of vigorous geothermal activity. Provided you stay on the cool side of the safety fences, visitors are generally quite safe …

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» Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand by surface area, and covers 79.8 km2.[1] With a mean depth of only 10 metres it is considerably smaller than nearby Lake Tarawera in terms of volume of water. It is located in the Bay of Plenty region. The city of Rotorua is sited on its southern shore, and the town of Ngongotaha is at the western edge of the lake …

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» Mount Ngongotaha Reserve

Mount Ngongotaha is a volcanic dome 757 metres above sea level that overlooks the city of Rotorua, New Zealand. Mount Ngongotaha is an iconic peak for the Affiliate of Te Arawa iwi/hapu. Its traditional history reinforces tribal identity and solidarity and continuity between generations. The ownership of the public reserves was returned to Ngati Whakaue under the Treaty Settlement. The reserves remain under the management of the Department of Conservation …

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» Paradise Valley Springs

Paradise Valley Springs is a beautifully presented New Zealand Trout, Bird and Wildlife park, along with a pride of African Lions. At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of wildlife that is found wild around New Zealand. Animals such as Deer, Pigs, Thar and Wallabies may be hand fed …

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» Polynesian Spa

Polynesian Spa is a developed geothermal spa facility in Rotorua. Local Ma-ori acclaimed the therapeutic benefits of the water and bathed for centuries in the acidic pool 'Te Pupunitanga', now called Priest's Bath. European thermal bathing history at Polynesian Spa began in 1878 when a Catholic Priest named Father Mahoney bathed regularly in the thermal spring water of hand dug pools where Polynesian Spa is now located on the shores of Lake Rotorua …

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» Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is truly an attraction like no other in the world. Set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams we are home to a huge variety of New Zealand's most precious inhabitants. The entire experience is built around New Zealand's largest and most successful kiwi conservation centre. Since 1995 we have released over 1,200 kiwis into the wild …

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» Rotorua Arts Village

Rotorua Arts Village is the community creative hub of Rotorua. A wonderful facility built as a Millenium gift to the City in 2002 in a partnership between the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust and the Rotorua District Council, and based on the grounds of the beautiful Government Gardens, the Arts Village is a great place to go to see regularly changing exhibitions of local work, to take part in workshops and classes of all kinds, to attend cooking classes, join any number of clubs, join the Potters Group, learn to speak English, take your children to a creative school holiday programme or attend any number of different events on offer. …

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» Rotorua International Stadium

Rotorua International Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located on Devon Street West in Westbrook suburb of Rotorua, New Zealand. It is currently used mostly for rugby union and rugby league matches, being one of two home stadiums for the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union (the other being Baypark Stadium in Tauranga). In addition, a softball field is sited at the northern end …

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» Rotorua Museum

The Rotorua Museumof Art and History is a local museum and art gallery located in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty. The museum is housed in the old Bath House building at the spa town of Rotorua, located in the Government Gardens. Rotorua Museum opened in the south wing of the Bath House in 1969; Rotorua Art Gallery opened in the north wing in 1977. In 1988, the museum and gallery combined to form the Rotorua Museum of Art and History …

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» Skyline Rotorua

The Skyline Rotorua complex is situated just minutes from central Rotorua, high up Mt Ngongotaha. To begin your Skyline Rotorua adventure, take a leisurely uphill Gondola ride and enjoy the extensive views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas. At the top, the thrill of the Luge, the culinary delights of the Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, beautiful nature walks and exciting adventure activities all await you …

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» Tamaki Maori Village

Tamaki Maori Village - A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture...an experience you will never forget! The most award-winning Maori culture attraction in New Zealand... Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. There, after a formal and sacred ceremony, you'll be welcomed through the fortifications and into the village. As fires blaze, the entire village comes to life. See and learn about Maori art forms and Maori traditions …

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» Tikitere - Hell's Gate Thermal Park

Tikitere, also known as "Hell's Gate", is Rotorua's most active geothermal area on State Highway 30, between Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It includes many geothermal features such as steaming lakes, mudpools, fumaroles, a mud volcano and the Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere …

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» Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the hydrothermal system created on 10 June 1886 by the volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera, on the North Island of New Zealand. It encompasses Lake Rotomahana, the former site of the Pink and White Terraces, as well as the location of the Waimangu Geyser, which was active from 1900 to 1904. The area has been increasingly accessible as a tourist attraction and contains Frying Pan Lake, which is the largest hot spring in the world …

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» Whakarewarewa Hot Springs

Whakarewarewa Hot Springs is a geothermal area within Rotorua city in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand. This was the site of the Ma-ori fortress of Te Puia, first occupied around 1325, and known as an impenetrable stronghold never taken in battle. Ma-ori have lived here ever since, taking full advantage of the geothermal activity in the valley for heating and cooking …

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» Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve - For local Maori, the Whakarewarewa Valley is more than a natural wonder. According to tribal history, this was the place where the Goddesses of fire, Te Pupu and Te Hoata, emerged from the earth's core, inhaling and exhaling, creating the geysers, hot springs and mud pools. It is within this valley where the fortress of Te Puia once stood, a stronghold never taken in battle …

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Nicknamed Sulphur City, Rotorua has the most energetic thermal activity in the country, with bubbling mud pools, gurgling hot springs, gushing geysers and evil eggy smells hovering around. Rotorua also has a large Maori population, and this is the best place in NZ to experience a traditional hangi (meals cooked in an earth oven) and Maori concert …

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Rotorua is home to not only geothermal interests, but botanical gardens and some interesting historic architecture. Known as a spa town and major tourist resort for more than a century, many of the buildings hint at this history. The formal Government Gardens close to the lakeshore at the eastern end …


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