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Rotorua: A Natural Wonder

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

Rotorua is a town near the lake with the same name and a place known for geothermal activity. Te Puia's Whakarewarewa Valley is a Maori cultural center at a geothermal preserve. There you can find bubbling mud pools, the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, bush walks, and Kiwi birds. It is also home to a living Maori village, the New Zealand Maori Arts, and a Crafts Institute. The institute showcases traditional wood carving and weaving schools and much more.


Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

The reserve features freshwater springs and wooded trails. It is located to the north of Rotorua lake.


Redwood forest

Scenic redwood forest with trails for walking, biking & horse-riding.


Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

Besides Geyser and Pools, there is a place called Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. It features high thermal pools, acid lakes, and geysers.


Champagne Pool lake

Champagne Pool Waiotapu

The name Champagne originates from the fact that the pool evaporates liquid straight into the space above it. The lake is known to be situated inside the volcanic crater. This is a good place for some divers who want to assess the beauty of an acidic lake from below.








Pohutu Geyser

30m-tall which erupts many times daily. Before the eruption, the supervisor staff pours liquid into Geyser to trigger an eruption.





Bubbling mud pools

Some nice mud pools and hot springs.






Te Puia - Maori cultural center at a geothermal reserve with geyser and crafts institute.










Tamaki Maori Village offers interactive performances, banquets, and tours. You will explore the indigenous culture in the village.







There are plenty of places to visit at Rotorua. Another place to visit, Lake Taupo, is 1 hour away.

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