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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.

Champagne Pool at Waiotapu, Rotorua Rotorua Museum Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Performance

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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ANZAC Day Civic Service Soundshell Market Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side Into the Woods
ANZAC Day Civic Service
Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua
Today only at 9:30 a.m.
Soundshell Market
Soundshell and Village Green, Rotorua
From Sunday 30 April 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017
Circus Aotearoa
Lake Front Reserve, Rotorua
Today only at 2:00 p.m.
Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side
Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua
Friday 5 May 2017
Into the Woods
Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua
From Friday 12 May 2017 to Saturday 20 May 2017

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Rotorua News

 24 Apr 2017 

Man killed and state highway closed after truck crash
New Zealand Herald
A man has been killed in a crash which has shut down a main highway between Tauranga and Rotorua. Western Bay of Plenty head of road policing Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said at least one man had died when a truck and trailer unit went over a bank ...
Bay driver killed in gorge crashSunLive
UPDATE 2 – Fatal crash SH36, Bay of (press release)

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