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About Rotorua New Zealand

Kuirau Park, Rotorua
Kuirau Park, Rotorua. Photo by Adrian Hodge.

Rotorua is a city and a district in the North Island of New Zealand. Rotorua City is nestled on the southern shores of Lake Rotorua and is a popular tourist destination.

Rotorua's tourism industry is built around its geothermal activity - featuring geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and other geothermal attractions. The most notable of these is the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa.

The thermal activity in Rotorua is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, which the city is built on.

The Rotorua region has 17 lakes that offer great freshwater fishing, waterskiing, swimming and other water activities.

Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology.

Rotorua Attractions

Hells Gate, Rotorua
Hells Gate, Rotorua. Photo by Fraser Clements.

There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Rotorua, New Zealand.

Popular attractions in Rotorua include the Buried Village, Skyline Rotorua, Tamaki Maori Village, Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park and the Agrodome.

The Polynesian Spa is another popular attraction and a leading international spa providing a unique thermal spa experience.

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Rotorua Weather

Rotorua enjoys a mild temperate climate, sheltered by high country.

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