Cheap Rotorua Vacation Packages
A city located on the southern shores of Rotorua Lake in New Zealand's North Island, Rotorua is a lively city and an epicenter for enjoying New Zealand's volcanic landscapes of steaming geysers and mud pools. This city is full of geothermal activity creating a moonscape of colored silica terraces and ponds of city's doorsteps. The surrounding area of the city is replete with beautiful lakes and large tracts of native forests. Rotorua is also a great base for visiting caves of Waitomo and movie set of Hobbiton.
Places of Interest in Rotorua
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
One of the most popular spots to see the steaming silica terraces and seething mud, Waimangu Volcanic Valley boasts a series of walkways allowing tourists to see the smoke-filled craters and silica terraces. The major highlight of this place is the inferno crater with its gigantic geyser billowing into action.
Located in the midst of serene Government Gardens, Rotorua Museum is housed in the Tudor-style Old Bath House building. The exhibits in the museum are based on social history of Rotorua and the natural surroundings, history of Te Arawa Maori Tribe. The museum is located in a beautiful ambiance created by the Lake Rotorua.
Home to the Lady Knox geyser, Wai-O-Tapu repletes with volcanic activity with bubbling mud pools, steaming terraces, and water pools tinted fluorescent green. Lady Knox geyser erupts at 10:15 AM every morning and the water shoots to 20 meters in the air. There is a series of walkway at Wai-O-Tapu that offers visitors to explore the area for excellent views of the volcanic sights.