Your hosts : Michelle & Ross
Your hosts : Bill & Sheryll
New Zealand's capital of geothermal activity and traditional Maori culture.
Rotorua is situated in the centre of New Zealand's North Island. Its name is Maori and means 'two lakes', named for the lakes on which the city is built. The Te Awara tribe first inhabited the area in the 14th century and traditional Maori culture lives on in the city to this day.
Rotorua is also famous for its Maori culture. The traditional way of life of the local Te Arawa tribe can be experienced in the city at Maori cultural performances and by visiting Maori villages. Other attractions include the excellent trout fishing at the numerous lakes and rivers in the surrounding region.
Whakarewarewa - The Thermal Village,set amidst a landscape of erupting geysers, hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools is the living village of Whakarewarewa.
Te Puia; New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Celebration of the culture through customary song and dance of the Maori people which tells stories of the past and describe the intimate link between the land, nature and legend. Local Maori guides will be proud to share with you the beauty and history of Te Whakarewarewa thermal valley. Exploding from the ground up to 30 meters high is the world famous Pohutu Geyser.
Rotorua Golf Club, Arikikapakapa,One of New Zealand's leading courses Situated in picturesque Whakarewarewa, Arikikapakapa is a full 18 hole all-weather links-style and 9 hole "Thermal" course with easy walking and an excellent layout.
The Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest One of Rotorua's most beautiful natural assets, The Redwoods and Whakarewarewa Forest is just a five minutes drive from the city centre.Great Hiking and mountain biking and handy to the nearby Blue and Green Lakes.