Rotorua Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Business Travelers
- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Family Travelers
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 74%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (43)
- RotoruaOct 21, 2013
Rotorua is the centre for Maori culture in New Zealand. If you're looking to immerse yourself into the depths of this fascinating culture a stop in Rotorua is the best place to start. While you're there don't forget to check out the thermal wonders and go for a mountain bike ride - both are top notch.
- RotoruaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 02, 2013
Who says the South Island has all of New Zealand's natural beauty? Rotorua is cool. Or, rather, hot. And steamy. Filled with geothermal activity, natural hot springs, natural extremely hot springs (like, hundreds of degrees hot), and all sorts of biking and hiking trails, the area is a outdoor lover's dream. Plus, there's plenty of Maori cultural activities and great places to stay.
- RotoruaMember ofFoodiesBackpackersAdventure TravelersDec 24, 2012
Rotorua is smelly. But that's okay. It's full of interesting geothermal activity. There's good whitewater rafting. There's also a lot of cultural tourism available in the form of seeing Maori performances.
- RotoruaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Nov 29, 2012
Amazing hot springs, geysers, and culture! There are many tours that take you here in a day trip if you're coming from Auckland - I used http://www.greatsights.co.nz/ and had a GREAT experience!
- RotoruaAug 30, 2012
Once you get used to the smell of Sulfur in the air you'll love this place, the people are so friendly, there's so much to see and do and the locals at the hostels are more than happy to help you with info on what to do, where to go and eat, things to do.
- RotoruaJul 15, 2012
We went to Rotorua as a day trip from Auckland. I thought it was quite beautiful even if it was a bit stinky! It was a quaint town. We walked through the botanical gardens and tried the spas. Lots of hot springs there too which is what we did! It wasn't expensive at all. I do suggest not swallowing the water in the pool though. I accidentally did and ended up with trachitis a week before my wedding. Good thing I got my voice back!
- RotoruaJul 05, 2012
The volcanic city. go to the gondola to do some Ludging , do the Zorb take a picnic to the blue and green lake . go to on of the natural water spa's. and take ride on the kaytuna River White water rafting (the largest commercial water fall drop for raftting).
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