The smell of Rotorua and the recuperative miracles of this geothermal wonderland; unique health, beauty and spa treatments.

The Smell of Rotorua

Nick-named The Sulphur City, Rotorua does have a rather unique pungent aroma. It has been described as smelling distinctly like rotten eggs, and truth be told, it is indeed an odoriferous city. The smell however grows on you, and not in an uncomfortable fungal way! Rather, the smell is a reminder of the geothermal activity of this beautiful region, the intense presence of beneficial minerals and the readily available natural remedies that Mother Nature offers freely in Rotorua. Instead of the smell becoming unbearable the longer you stay, the aroma fades, and once a traveller has moved on from Rotorua, it may even be missed.

Rotorua is an experience not to be missed when travelling New Zealand. Its geothermal significance is profound and in most cases, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such wonders up close. The sometimes overpowering, but most often just a whiff, scent of Rotorua is not a deterrent to visit rather an invitation to the senses to envelope yourself in the natural marvels of this volcanic heartland.

Sulphur and its Miracles

Bathing in Rotorua's waters has been a noted medicinal treatment long before the early New Zealand government commissioned the historic Bath House. Sulphur is a safe, non-toxic age-old remedy for every conceivable skin irritation and infection and is FDA approved for the treatment of acne. The hot pools, high in sulphur, have also been said to assist in the easing of pains from arthritis and general aches and pains. Experience Rotorua's unique health, beauty and spa treatments; warm yourself in hot mineral pools, or relax and enjoy natural product spa and massage.

Find out what unique Health, Beauty and Spa treatments Rotorua has to offer:

Featured Rotorua Health and Beauty Activities

White Island Tours -  Explore an active volcano!

White Island Tours - Explore an active volcano!

Sightseeing Cruise - White Island

Join the White Island Tours crew aboard the luxury launch PeeJay for a 6 hour adventure to explore New Zealand's only active marine volcano - White Island. Being a live volcano there is little doubt that White Island is home to New Zealand's most impressive geothermal activity. Visitors are able to get up close to roaring steam vents, bubbling pits of mud, hot volcanic streams and the amazing lake of steaming acid. More...

White Water Sledging - Kaituna River

White Water Sledging - Kaituna River

Rafting - Rotorua - Starting from NZ $99.00 per person

Kaitiaki Adventures are New Zealand's original white water sledging specialists - since 1989. A Rotorua based whitewater rafting a sledging company we offer a unique blend of Maori culture and history whilst experiencing the ultimate adrenaline ruch. No previous experience necessary. Courtesy transport provided. More...

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

Wildlife - Rotorua

Paradise Valley Springs is Rotorua's Must See Wildlife Park. A superbly presented New Zealand Trout, Bird and Wildlife park, along with a pride of African Lions. Our Park is recognised internationally as being of the highest quality and is beautifully maintained. More...

Hell's Gate Thermal Reserve, Mud Bath & Spas

Hell's Gate Thermal Reserve, Mud Bath & Spas

Attraction - Rotorua - Starting from NZ $35.00 per adult

Hell's Gate Geothermal Park is set in 50 acres with a large variety of thermal features, and is Rotorua's most active thermal park. Walk past steaming fumeroles and hot pools of boiling MUD so violent they are unnerving. More...

Waitomo - Rotorua - Taupo (return from Auckland)

Waitomo - Rotorua - Taupo (return from Auckland)

Overnight Tour - Auckland

A tour to the Maori heartland, Rotorua thermal resort, explore the famous Waitomo Caves and visit Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. See the Huka Falls & the Wairakei geothermal power station. More...


Golden Glow MotelGolden Glow Motel - Motel.

Offering spacious, heated studios and family apartments with a private spa pool, Golden Glow Motel is a 5-minute walk...

Shore Excursion: Fly by Plane or Helicopter over Volcano's with Kiwifruit Orchard Cart TourShore Excursion: Fly by Plane or Helicopter over Volcano's with Kiwifruit Orchard Cart Tour - Ports of Call Tour - North Island. Starting from $604.00 per person.

Fly by light aircraft over two volcanos & the Rotorua lakes. See an amazing volcanic landscape on this flight of...

 

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