The Rotorua district is located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand.
Rotorua has a fascinating mix of Maori history, tradition and culture combined with its unique geographical features. Surrounded by the unmistakable smell of bubbling sulphuric geysers and mud pools, Rotorua is the geothermal experience of a lifetime and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand.
Not only is Rotorua a relaxing spa resort, it is also the ultimate destination for the extreme adventurer. Rotorua has a wide range of adrenaline pumping activities along with many natural or eco-tourism based attractions and family activities to take part in.
Rotorua specialises in a wide range of cuisine to cater for all temptations including a wide range from inexpensive bar meals and snacks to ethnic cuisine, and fine dining restaurants.
The traditional Maori feast or Hangi offers a smorgasbord of meats and vegetables cooked in an earthen oven giving the food a unique smoky flavour providing a delightful mouth watering sensation.
To add a rich dimension to your Rotorua visit, make sure you catch a Maori cultural performance, where stories and legends are portrayed through a beautiful series of song, haka, and dance. These legends are spiritual, romantic, funny and sad - they tell of how we have become the Rotorua of today.
Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand Maori culture, and visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the warm spirit of Te Maori.