South Pacific / Te Pui Geyser
New Zealand
Te Pui Geyser
South Pacific / Solitaire Lodge, Lake Tarawera
New Zealand
Solitaire Lodge, Lake Tarawera
South Pacific / Maori Carving at Te Puia
New Zealand
Maori Carving at Te Puia
South Pacific / Huka Lodge, Taupo
New Zealand
Huka Lodge, Taupo
South Pacific / The Agrodome
New Zealand
The Agrodome

Rotorua

Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand's Maoris, set in one of the world's most active thermal areas in the world, is the best place to learn about the culture. Rotorua also offers 18 lakes, volcanos and lots of adventure.

During your tour of Rotorua you'll visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, with its bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers; the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; the Rainbow Springs Reserve; and the Agrodome, where you'll get a chance to see performing sheepdogs. If you have an opportunity you should visit the Waitomo Caves to see the "glow-worm grotto," where millions of tiny worms create a galaxy of light in subterranean caverns.

Antipodes recommends

Treetops Lodge and Estate ( http://www.treetops.co.nz/ )
Amora Lake Resort, Okawa Bay, Rotorua

 

Rotorua