Rotorua is home to one of the most unique tourism sites in the world. It is just a 2.5 hour drive from Auckland, easily accessible in the Central North Island for a getaway. Volcanic Plateau has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire. Aside from the breathtaking scenery of this volcanic-shaped wonderland, the 16 beautiful lakes in the region and the lush green of the abundant native flora, Rotorua is a geothermal paradise and the cultural heartland. Rotorua highlights include Mount Tarawera, Whakarewarewa Forest, Ohinemutu, several stunning lakes and many amazing geothermal locations.
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