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Rotorua

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Hot Springs · Zipline · Nightlife
Sulphur City
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground. Make time in your Rotorua itinerary to bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and to hike around the colorful, sulfurous lakes. Delve deep into traditional Maori culture by watching performances and tasting local delicacies in one of the many villages surrounding the city, and in the township itself. The internationally acclaimed mountain biking routes of the area provide a challenge for seasoned bikers, as well as a singular perspective on the scenery for those wanting to take the trails at their own pace. Plan a trip to New Zealand easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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Wildlife in Rotorua

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Rainbow Springs Nature Park ©
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Rainbow Springs Nature Park
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Duration: 4 hours
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Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park
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Nature in Rotorua

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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village ©
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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lake Rotorua ©
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Lake Rotorua
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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools ©
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Kuirau Park ©
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Kuirau Park
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Trails in Rotorua

Lake Okareka Walkway ©
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Lake Okareka Walkway
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Tarawera Trail
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Tarawera Trail
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Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Lake Track
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Kiwi Stylz Horse Treks ©
Equestrian Trail
Kiwi Stylz Horse Treks
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HeliBike Rotorua ©
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Duration: 8 hours
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Happy Ewe Cycle Tours
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Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours Waitomo Caves
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Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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