The Rotorua area is a place of fascinating Māori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. Situated on the Volcanic Plateau it is one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and just a 2.5 hour drive from Auckland.
One of New Zealands main tourist stops there are many attractions and activities. Everything from Agroventures and wildlife parks to skydiving, luging and zorbing. Rotoura has one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike circuits and is also a popular trout fishing area.
Explore the region's 18 lakes, try a traditional hangi feast – cooked in the steaming ground, take a tour of an authentic pre-European Māori village or treat yourself to an indulgent spa therapy.