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Located in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland and cultural hub, offering visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, Maori culture, and outdoor adventure. It’s also a great spot from which to visit Hobbiton – the set designed for ‘Lord of the Rings.’

Famed for its bubbling mud pools, steaming geysers, and colourful thermal springs, Rotorua’s geothermal attractions provide a glimpse into the Earth’s raw power. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland showcases vibrant mineral pools such as the Champagne Pool and the Lady Knox Geyser, while Te Puia offers cultural experiences alongside the iconic Pohutu Geyser.

Rotorua is also steeped in Maori culture, with opportunities to experience traditional performances, hangi feasts, and visits to marae (Maori meeting grounds). The Tamaki Maori Village provides an immersive cultural experience, where visitors can learn about Maori customs, crafts, and storytelling.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Rotorua offers a wealth of adventure activities, including mountain biking in the Whakarewarewa Forest, zip-lining through native bush at Rotorua Canopy Tours, and white-water rafting on the Kaituna River.

Surrounding Rotorua are a series of stunning lakes, such as Lake Rotorua, Lake Tarawera, and Lake Okareka, offering opportunities for fishing, boating, and scenic cruises.

With its unique blend of geothermal wonders, Maori culture, and outdoor adventure, Rotorua invites visitors to explore and discover the essence of New Zealand’s North Island.

Plan your trip to Rotorua today.

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