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Rotorua Top Ten Places To Visit
If you're short on time, how about trying my Top Ten Places To Visit when you come to Rotorua. With so many things to see and do, it can get quite confusing for the visitor trying to make a decision… not to mention it can be costly.
If you're anything like me you'll agonise for hours over your itinerary?
This activity or that one.. this one or that one... aaargh. It does my head
in because I want to do it all.
Visitors spend, on average, about two nights here. That doesn't give a whole lot of time does it?
In no particular order, these are what I would want to see/do if I was a time-strapped visitor. This way, at least you know you have seen the best of what Rotorua has to offer.
Mind you, I don't know how a person would fit it all in, you would have to be flying.
Rotorua Museum of Art & History
As a place to start, the museum will give you a good overview of Rotorua, the people and the history.
Utilise the services of the volunteer guides who take tours hourly, they're a great source of information.
Or, have you ever seen a Kiwi? Rainbow Springs is home to a programme geared up to make sure this unique little New Zealand bird doesn't become extinct. Along with other New Zealand wildlife it's quite a treat to go through this Rotorua attraction.
It is hard to imagine when you're at
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the force it would have taken to create
this area consisting of crater lakes, springs and hot pools. Here,
nature hasn't been tampered with by man so what you get to see is the
Tamaki Māori Village has won the
Golden Backpackers award for Best Indigenous Cultural Experience in
Australasia 2 years in a row. That says it all in my view and definitely
makes it one of the top ten places to visit here.
the Tamaki Brothers who created this business it is all about the
visitor experience and for the vast majority they don't disappoint.
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