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Destinations - Rotorua Region

'Feel the Spirit' - manaakitanga - is a catchcry for this slice of New Zealand . Manaakitanga is about looking after you - something the people of Rotorua take great pride in.

Rotorua (pop 55,000) is unique, its spirit expressed by stunning landscape & raw beauty. Stand upon active volcanoes, peer into massive craters, see boiling mud, exploding geysers & enjoy unspoiled native forests. Throughout this vista are 14 crystal lakes, brimming with trout.

Whether it's adrenalin adventure you seek, solace from the city, a short break with family, or romantic weekend for 2 - Rotorua can be whatever you want it to be.

There are so many attractions in & around Rotorua the scope of this website cannot do them justice.

Discover Rotorua's geothermal areas, hike up Mt Tarawera or take a cruise across a crater lake. Treat yourself to a hot soak & massage therapy at one of Rotorua's fabulous day spas.

Walk or mountain bike through the Whakarewarewa redwood forest; take a gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha for fun on the luge.

Enjoy a Maori cultural performance, complete with hangi feast & story telling.

Experience a live farm show -trained sheep, sheep shearing, sheep dogs, cows, bulls & lambs.

Windsurfing & kayaking are enjoyed on Lake Rotorua .

Catch a trout on a lake or river, or visit a trout spring & catch 1 on film instead. Professional fishing guides can take visitors to premier fishing spots where both fly fishing & trolling from charter launches yield excellent catches. Most will also smoke your catch for you, some provide mounting of trophies.

Equipment is available locally. Trout is not available commercially so the only way to eat trout is to catch it. A licence is necessary, obtained from sporting goods shops, fishing guides. back to top

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