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Rotorua Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • Maori carving in Rotorua
  • The Rotorua museum is a must inclusion for all New Zealand tours
  • Mud pool in Wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland is an ideal photo opportunity on your New Zealand vacation.
  • The bright blue inferno crater
  • Water adventure activities are abundant in Rotoru
  • Pohutu geyser is a great photo opportunity while on your New Zealand vacation.
  • Mineral bathing

Rotorua, in the center of the North Island, is situated on a volcanic plateau also known as the “Pacific Rim of Fire” under which is the world’s most lively geothermal activity. It is here that you can discover on a New Zealand vacation, amazing geysers, thermal springs, crater lakes and boiling mud pools.

The smell of sulphur that lingers in the air will remind visitors they are in a geothermal region. Watch the famed Pohutu Geyser shoot scalding water up to 30 metres into the sky at Whakarewarena Thermal Reserve or visit Hell’s Gate Thermal Park with the only hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere. Visitors can soak their feet in hot pools.

Rotorua is also the ancestral home of the Te Arawa people who settled here more than 600 years ago, these Maori people make up more than one third of the city’s population, so it is a great place on a New Zealand vacation to become immersed in the culture. It is where you can learn about the warrior history and experience ancient ceremonies while indulging in a Hangi feast. At Mount Tarawera Crater Rift, you can witness steaming cliffs and the hot lakes of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

If adventure is your thing, Rotorua has many attractions to get the adrenalin flowing - everything from skydiving to mountain biking.

The nearby amazing limestone Waitomo Caves and Glowworm Grotto that were first discovered 120 years ago, are considered one of New Zealand’s natural highlights on Rotorua tours.

 


 

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Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about New Zealand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering New Zealand for yourself. Start exploring...book a New Zealand vacation today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your New Zealand vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of Australian vacationsTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.

 

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