Rotorua’s geothermal location is akin to a magnet for travellers from far and wide. They are the ones who come all the way to the city to discover volcanic phenomenon and learn more about New Zealand’s favourite city. This place encompasses an eclectic blend between Maori and European cultures. Rotorua is a part of New Zealand’s Volcanic Zone which is a geothermal encampment that extends from White Island off the coast of Bay of Plenty all the way to Mount Ruapehu in central North Island.
The famed city is easily accessible from Auckland courtesy the great network of roadways. The best way to travel to and around Rotorua is using car rental services. While you’re here, irrespective of business or leisure purposes, you can see some magnificent sights. You can explore thermal parks and reserves during the course of your trip. Not to miss out are the natural vents for which this part of the country is revered. The old destinations are popular for geothermal activity, so are the new ones for you might not know where you can find natural eruptions of hot water.
In Rotorua do not miss a visit to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley which sought natural formation following the massive eruption of Mount Tarawera. The Waimangu is interestingly the newest geothermal ecosystem on this planet. The scenery this particular location conjures is commanding, making it an ideal getaway with family or friends. In order to render your trip more interesting, pay a visit to the thermal village of Whakarewara with its authentic and dramatic setting making it a unique sight to behold.
The beautiful lakes, forests and rivers carve the ideal setting for outdoor activities to be enjoyed all year long. Some of the prominent activities include mountain biking, water-based sports, multiple running etc. There is also an abundance of activities perfect for families visiting this city. They range from wildlife encounters, cultural experiences to other adventure activities.