Rotorua is one of New Zealand's best-known tourist locations, revolving around the Maori People and culture, geothermal activity, natural hot springs, and spectacular volcanic landscapes. Rotorua's sunny days are ideal for all manner of outdoor activities, with fantastic walking or mountain biking trails, and excellent trout fishing.
Watch the Geothermal activity from the hot volcanic interior as the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland shows off the brilliant colours of the Champagne Pool and Artist's Palette, and then a once a day eruption of Lady Knox Geyser. When Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886, it created the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. At Te Puiascalding, water is flung 30 metres into the air as Pohutu Geyser erupts almost continuously.
Hell's Gate Thermal Park has all the geothermal activity with the only hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere, and a spa complex specialising in mud baths, and Maori Massage.