Rotorua City Guide
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This region is centered on the internationally renowned
thermal resort of Rotorua. Geysers, bubbling mud pools and
Maori hospitality are some of the many experiences you will
encounter in Rotorua.
It is the oldest and best-known resort in the country,
where generations of visitors have enjoyed its water, marvelled
at its fascinating geothermal activity and experienced the
region's unique Maori culture.
The Maori people have long been settled in Rotorua and
is one of the best places in New Zealand to see aspects
of their culture. View wood carvers and flax weavers at
work in the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, traditional
buildings, maraes and regular concerts and hangis (traditionally
cooked Maori feast).
For a touch of romantic adventure, try a peaceful flight
in a hot air balloon over the East Coast of the North Island.
The pleasure of this ancient sport will delight your senses
once you're up in the air, you can simply relax and enjoy
a bird's eye view of the surrounding scenery.
Loosen your nerve with the best known spa in Rotorua. Three
hours drive south of Auckland, this city is in the center
of New Zealand's most active thermal region where many motels
and hotels have their own natural spas. At the Polynesian
Spa, you can choose from a range of temperatures and mineral
compositions in a beautifully landscaped natural environment.
A passion for farm animals and New Zealand wildlife will
turn into reality at Rainbow Springs and Paradise Valley,
you can see them at close quarters, and don't miss the performing
sheep show at the Agrodome.
To share your happy moments with others or to recapture
the fun time in this place, the souvenir shop provides a
wide range of momentos of a visit to Mount Cook region,
including some items that are unique to the store. Some
of the most popular items sold here include the Mount Cook
Book, locally produced Arts & Crafts and landscape painting
of local scenery by New Zealand Artists.
Getting There and Moving Around
Tranz Rail Ltd operates a reliable rail service on 4000km
of railway with many routes of great scenic attraction.
It is with good views of forests, gorges Trans Scenic and
There are regional bus networks which serve most parts
of the country. Good local bus services are provided in
the main towns.
Also there are metered taxis operating throughout the country.
Car hire sevices is also provided from major international
firms and local firms where they have offices at airports
and most major cities and towns.
The availability of various transport mode in Rotorua is
a convenience of the visitors to move around the captivating