Rotorua Off The Beaten Path

  • Mt & Lake Tarawera
    Mt & Lake Tarawera
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  • Lady Knox Geyser
    Lady Knox Geyser
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  • Champagne Pool at Wai-o-tapu
    Champagne Pool at Wai-o-tapu
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Rotorua

  • 1. Wai-O-Tapu

    This attraction consists of a serious of geothermal pools and bush walks and the infamous Lady Knox Geyser. They are located just south of Rotorua and are best reached by car. You should buy your...

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  • 2. Agrodome

    The Agrodome is a 160 hectare working sheep and cattle farm which gives international visitors a real hands on live experience of farming. There is complete interaction with goats, cattle, sheep, deer...

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  • 3. Skyline Gondola and Luge

    Skyline Skyrides take you up 487m above sea level to a fun on Mt Ngongotaha which overlooks Rotorua, Lake Rotorua and the surrounding areas. There is a restaurant and bar at the top which of course...

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  • 4. Rotorua Museum

    The Rotorua Art & History Museum (Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa) has some nice exhibits and contains artifacts that display the cultural heritage of the Arawa tribe, who were the main pre-European...

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  • 5. Hells Gate

    Hells Gate: Rotorua's fiercest thermal area and largest active mud volcano, NZ's largest boiling whirlpool, largest hot water fall in southern hemisphere, naturally hot mineral foot pools, water &...

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  • 6. 40 kms of cycling tracks around Rotorua

    Until I went to the World Championships in mountainbiking in Rotorua last year (2006) I was not really aware that this is probably the best place for cross...

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  • 7. Redwoods.

    Rotorua is at the heart of forestry country. Vast swathes of the Bay of Plenty region are planted in exotic pine plantations for industrial forestry. On highway...

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  • 8. Lake Okataina ~ a tucked away little gem!

    I think that Lake Okataina is one of New Zealands little known gems. Tucked away at the end of a long and winding single track road, the lake is surrounded by...

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  • 9. Lake Tarawera

    In the 1800's the most exciting place to go on your visit to Rotorua would be Lake Tarawera, which was the gateway to the Pink and White Terraces. Today however...

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  • 10. Craters of the Moon, Wairakei Tourist Park

    Does the moon actually looks like this?? Be an astronaut & check it out. As far as I know, it's free!!It's about 30 minutes walk discovering the bubbling...

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  • 11. Mt & Lake Tarawera

    For those not so keen on climbing, or ran out of time to do the volcanic tour (or for whatever reason it may be) ... drive down Tarawera Road (off SH5 - Te Ngae...

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  • 12. QE HEALTH - AIX MASSAGE

    While I was in Rotorua I had the pleasure of experiencing a wonderful Aix Massage at the QE Health Centre in Rotorua.QE Health is a world class centre for the...

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  • 13. The Blue and Green Lakes.

    The Blue and Green Lakes are just a few minutes drive east of Rotorua city centre. To get there, take the airport road (SH30) and turn off at Tarawera Road....

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  • 14. The Blue Baths

    The Blue Baths are recently restored thermal pools. They were built in the 1930's in the Spanish architectural style but fell into disrepair and was closed...

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  • 15. City of Auckland, continued

    All good things have to come to and end. The wake-up call came at 5.30. At that time, after 4 hours of sleep, mumbling expletives under my breath, cussing the...

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  • 16. City of Auckland

    We landed in Auckland at 9.00 (local time). I wasn't expecting Jonathan at the airport because I told him I would ring him from the hotel in Auckland. On...

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  • 17. Long Drive through the countryside

    We passed by hills more remote and even more populated by sheep. Someone brought along a cassette, but all the songs were American by the likes of Jimmy Buffet,...

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  • 18. Waitomo Caves

    What sets these apart from others is the presence of so-called glow worms. I don't believe in glow worms. I believe they are really thousands of points of light...

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  • 19. Soaking in Kerosene Creek

    For an enjoyable (and free) day away from the main tourist circuit, try Kerosene Creek. It's a natural hot spring river, complete with waterfalls, that is just...

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  • 20. Taupo

    Lake Taupo was formed by enormous volcanic explosions, the biggest being in 186AD. The lake is internationally acclaimed for its year-round trout fishing. There...

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  • 21. Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    The caves have been in existence for more than 100 years and attracting people from all over the world. You can take a guided tour through the limestone cave...

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