About New Zealand
New Zealand offers a remarkable diversity of environments, from towering mountain ranges, brilliant alpine lakes and ancient forests to rolling green hills and fertile plains and surrounding it all, magnificent beaches. Despite its amazing extremes of landscape, culture and lifestyle, New Zealand itself is remarkably compact - so even on the shortest stay you'll find it is remarkably accessible.
Please visit the Tourism New Zealand website to find out more information.
Situated in the North Island and voted New Zealand's best city in 2010, Rotorua is famous for its vast array of cultural, social and leisure activities.
Bungee jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, zorbing, cruising, kayaking, mountain biking, 4 wheel driving and many more experiences are readily available for thrill seekers.
The region is well known for its thermal activity and there are a number of thermal hot spots you can visit to view geysers, mud pools and the effect of sulphur on the local environment. Therapeutic mud baths and thermal spas are dotted throughout the city and are the perfect escape at the end of the day.
The area is also known for its Maori culture and art. There are a number of Maori villages open to visitors while a diverse range of galleries display Maori painting, sculpture and carving.
Rotorua sits on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The city has been well designed with beautiful architecture and it is extremely easy to get around. Views of the lake and surrounding mountains are stunning and there is a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafes for dining.
Please visit the Rotorua District Website to find out more information.
Image courtesy of Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing