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Exploring Rotorua

The city of Rotorua lies on the shores of Rotorua Lake, 230kms from Auckland and is known worldwide as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand’s North Island. Naturally, tourism is its main industry due to the hot springs, thermal vents and volcanic scenery within and around its borders. The entire city lies directly over a geothermal hotspot in the Taupu Volcanic Zone, with new eruptions of boiling mud, steam and heated water constantly taking place in locations across the area.

Accommodation in Rotorua

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular accommodation in Rotorua is the Doolan's Country Retreat - Adults Only, which has been booked 5 times from our verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended B&B Blossom Cottage in Rotorua as it has been reserved 5 times.

Sightseeing in Rotorua

- Lake Rotorua

The promenade along Rotorua Lake, the largest of 14 lakes in the volcanic region, fronts the city and gives fine views across the waters to Mokoia Island and across nearby Sulphur Bay with its vents, geothermal hot springs and many bird and animal species. Walkers are advised to stay on the marked paths as the earth’s crust is dangerously shallow here.

- Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

Stunning Okere Falls lie in a forested area just 20kms from the city on Lake Rotoiti, the watershed for all Rototua’s lakes. The falls and rapids are a hub for white-water rafting, sledging and kayaking, with Tuteas Fall the highest commercially-rafted fall on earth for its seven-metre drop.

Transportation in Rotorua

Auckland International Airport is three hours’ drive away although Rotorua has a small facility offering domestic flights to Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown and flights to Sydney and other major Australian centres. Bus and coach services run from Fenton Street bus station around Rotorua and on several longer-distance routes, and the comparatively expensive taxi service is provided by four private companies. A sightseeing bus operated by GreatSights New Zealand takes tourists around attractions including Te Puia, the Agrodome and the Rainbow Springs Nature Park. If you’re staying in a lakeside hotel such as Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua, public transport is no problem.

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