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Nestled beside the cerulean blue Lake Rotorua, the township of Rotorua is home to one of the most unique
tourism sites in the world. Aside from the breathtaking scenery of this volcanic-shaped wonderland, the
16 beautiful lakes in the region and the lush green of the abundant native flora, Rotorua is a geothermal
paradise and the cultural heartland.
Journey to the heartland of Maori culture, to the center of New Zealand's
spectacular geothermal wonderland and discover the spirits of Rotorua.
Located on a volcanic plateau which covers much of the Central North Island, Rotorua sits on an area that
has been geologically exciting for millennia. See evidence of the awe-inspiring power of nature at its most
temperamental at one of the geothermal parks within the Rotorua region. Geysers, hot mud pools and steaming
craters are testament to the incredible earthen forces on display in this diversely beautiful location. Visit
the geothermal areas in Rotorua for a truly magnificent display of the wonders
of this region.
Stroll through the streets of Rotorua, voted New Zealand's most beautiful city six times, and instantly feel
like you have entered another world; where hot steam escapes from cracks in the road, back gardens come with their
own natural mineral hot pool and the pungent aroma of sulphur exotically permeates the
air. Although one of New Zealand's most popular tourist spots, Rotorua still maintains its small town charms.
A visit to the museum located within the famous Rotorua Bath House will educate and intrigue with its
extensive Maori heritage collections. Be enriched by the Spirit of the Maori people and learn why the Arawa,
the Maori of Rotorua, began the tradition of the cultural guides in New Zealand, bestowing the privilege of
visiting some of the natural wonders of their homeland to the first Europeans here.
With its richness in heritage and culture, the magnificent geothermal experience and the astonishing natural
beauty of the landscape, Rotorua is a major center for tourism and there is an abundance of activities ranging
from spiritually fulfilling to adrenaline charged action. Whatever your desire, be it tame or tempestuous,
Rotorua will sweep you away on a journey of discovery and wonder.
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Santa Maria Motel
Set on 1 acre of gardens just 5 minutes’ drive from Rotorua, Santa Maria Motel offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a...