Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua is a smallish city on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The
surrounding areas are a geothermal wonderland, with
geysers, boiling mud pools, and steaming craters - accompanied by
the pervasive smell of sulphur. Rotorua is also a showcase
of Maori cultural activities, a centre of tourism and a place of
extraordinary natural beauty.
It is surrounded by volcanoes, lakes, parks and recreational areas,
and is a great place to go hiking or to view native birds and animals;
you never know, if you're very lucky, you might even see a Tuatara!
Rotorua is one of the major tourist attractions in the North Island, but
despite this, manages to retain some of the charming characteristics
of a country town. Their small museum is of particular note in this respect.
Tour the North Island
Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Russell, Waitangi, Paihia, Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland, Waitakere, Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Napier, Hawkes Bay, Hastings, Havelock North, Wellington
Tour the South Island
Nelson, Picton, Westport, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Akaroa, Tekapo, Twizel, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Queenstown, Moeraki, Te Anau, Fiordland, Doubtful Sound, Manapouri, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Stewart Island