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    Fitzgerald Glade
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    Mokoia Island, Rotorua
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  • 1. Visitor Information Centre

    Most visitors to Rotorua will encounter this striking looking building on Fenchurch Street. The towns official tourist information office, you can find everything here from the standard array of...

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  • 2. Te Whakarewarewa

    You pay around £ 6 for adults ad £3 for kids to get into visit Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and after that you can explore Maori village, kiwi house, Frog pool, Maori concert etc for free. You...

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  • 3. Rotorua Museum

    Rotorua Museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa. Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, this building was originally the Bath House. New Zealand's history is very young, but this is...

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  • 4. Tamaki Maori Village

    When in Rotorua, do go for at least one cultural show. I asked around and people told me to go for the Tamaki tour and so I booked myself on the evening tour. We were greeted by the friendly bus...

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  • 5. Jean Batten of Rotorua

    I admit, I hadn't heard of Jean Batten until fairly recently, and maybe you haven't either. Well, Auckland International Airport is named after her, and she was...

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  • 6. Taakawa Beer - Official Beer of the Maoris

    "Indigienous Ale of Aotearoa" is what the Taakawa label markets itself as... but I would tell you to not waste your time on this one!If you are beer connesieur,...

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  • 7. Bubbling Mud Pools

    One of the items I was most interested in seeing when I went to Rotorua was the bubbling mud pools. Because of all the thermal activity under the earth in...

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  • 8. Bubbling Mud Pools

    One of the items I was most interested in seeing when I went to Rotorua was the bubbling mud pools. Because of all the thermal activity under the earth in...

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  • 9. Something stinks here!

    Everywhere you go around Rotorua, you will notice a distinctively funky smell. Its the smell of sulphur as Rotorua is known as the Geothermal Capital of...

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  • 10. St Faith's Church

    One of my very favorite places in Rotorua is St Faith's Church, on Lake Rotorua. It just looks so peaceful and has a very nice ambience about it. The etched...

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  • 11. Rotorua

    is situated on a volcanic rift and the ensuing geothermal activity - together with lush forests, crystal - clear lakes and green pastures - has ensured a steady...

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  • 12. Fitzgerald Glade

    Driving in to Rotorua, from the west, you go through this amazing "tunnel" of trees. They actually meet at the top and it really is very beautiful. Especially...

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  • 13. Spa bathing outdoors in winter

    Strictly speaking, I wouldn't call this a "fondest" memory, but rather an "interesting" memory. On the way to the coach, we saw a bunch of Maori children...

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  • 14. Meeting with an old friend

    My fondest memory of my trip to New Zealand was meeting up with my pen friend (since 1985 and to this day) Jonathan Lambert and his family. I really met...

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  • 15. Getting to Rotorua

    It took two hours and a half to get from "Hooterville Down Under" to Rotorua, a majority Maori (native New Zealander) town alongside a lake. On the subject of...

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  • 16. Mokoia Island

    I had rather a nice view of Mokoia Island, in the middle of Lake Rotorua, when I flew out of Rotorua Airport.

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  • 17. Views of the countryside around Rotorua

    There are many very green rolling hills in this area of the North Island, but I found these near Rotorua very attractive, with their green leafy pine forests as...

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  • 18. Lake Tarawera

    Here's a pretty lake and nice scenery we found, not far from Rotorua, at a place called Lake Tarawera.

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