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Rotorua

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Mount Maunganui

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Tauranga

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Whakatane

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Papamoa

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Whakarewarewa

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White Island

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Waimangu

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Lake Tarawera

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Mayor Island

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Opotiki

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Te Puke

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Rotorua

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  • Wai-O-Tapu

    Rotorua Things to Do

    Even if you have been to Yellow stone park, here is still a must see wonder. The large area covered with various geothermal craters and hot springs and unlike in Yellow Stone, the color come from minerals instead of bacterias. NZ$32 an adult, well worth it.

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  • Malfroy Motor Lodge

    Rotorua Hotels

    We discovered this motel online, price per room is reasonable for a big group so we gave it a go....

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  • Wai-O-Tapu

    Rotorua Off The Beaten Path

    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 ticket at the main location and then drive back to the geyser. The geyser goes off only once a day at 10.15am. The interesting thing about the Wai-o-Tapu...

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Mount Maunganui

  • Climb the mount

    Mount Maunganui Things to Do

    One thing that is great to do at the mount is walk up it, but why not try and run it. Locals every day are running up and down , faster than i can walk up it , and with a steep incline you will surely tone up fast. Watching the sun go down was also my favorite, with all the lambs grazing around the edge, you wouldn’t tell your in a town.

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  • Harbour City Motor Inn

    Mount Maunganui Hotels

    50 Wharf Street, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Delightful dining

    Mount Maunganui Restaurants

    A new comer to the area, in 2012, this is a delightful addition to the Mount dining options. We were a group of eight and enjoyed sitting on a large round table so we could interact with everyone. We were near the fireplace, being summer it was not going. Before dinner we enjoyed a drink near the street, and the general feeling was one of happiness...

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Tauranga

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  • Kayak sunset glowworm tour

    Tauranga Things to Do

    Waimarino Adventure Park and Adventure Tours were our hosts and guides for this amazing tour. There's always something satisfying and adventurous with an activity where you have input into your own enjoyment. In this case, it was kayaking, and therefore paddling oneself. In our case we had a dull rainy wet but mild evening. In many ways this added...

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  • The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga

    Tauranga Hotels

    While residing at The Sebel Trinity Wharf Tauranga, I encountered some splendid scenery and service...

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  • Tauranga Visitor Centre

    Tauranga Favorites

    The Tauranga Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. Situated just one block back from The Strand which is on the waterfront. Well within walking distance of downtown city.You will find many souvenirs, both classy and a wide variety to suit every need. As well, you can make travel bookings here with the Information Officers. Internet services...

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Whakatane

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  • Roquette Restaurant and Bar

    Whakatane Restaurants

    Roquette Restaurant was such a pleasant surprise and wonderful dining experience in this small coastal town. We dined for lunch so I don't have evening experience, but if I am ever back here overnight will dine here for sure. Located across the road from the river, sadly the water view is obscured, but nice lookout all the same. The ambience is...

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  • Livingston Inn

    Whakatane Hotels

    42 Landing Road, Whakatane, 3120, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Simply divine!

    Whakatane Restaurants

    Roquette Restaurant was such a pleasant surprise and wonderful dining experience in this small coastal town. We dined for lunch so I don't have evening experience, but if I am ever back here overnight will dine here for sure.Located across the road from the river, sadly the water view is obscured, but nice lookout all the same.The ambience is...

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Whakarewarewa

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  • Traditional Song and Dance

    Whakarewarewa Favorites

    While visiting Whakarewarewatanga, be sure to see the performances of local culture.Now, I'm not one of those people who likes performances put on for the benefit of tourists. I'd rather come across a local ritual or event and observe instead of having a whole performance choreographed for the benefit of foreigners under the guise of preserving...

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  • Whakarewarewatanga

    Whakarewarewa Favorites

    Chris is/was one of my favorite things about this place. It's been a lot time, and I don't remember all that was said to us, or every detail we learned, but I still remember Chris. I don't know if Chris is still working, but if she is, ask for her as your guide.

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  • Look at this beautiful carving

    Whakarewarewa Things to Do

    While in the Rotorua area, at Whakarewarewa visit the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institutesee Rotorua page also.e-mail reservations@maci.co.nzfax 64-7-348 3418 (24 hrs)

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White Island

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  • Pendientes del capitán / Pending on the...

    White Island Transportation

    Llamamos desde Rotorua para ver si había excursion al día siguiente a la Isla de White y nos dijeron que la decisión la tenía que tomar el capitán justo antes de salir , pues el mar estaba revuelto .Quedamos en llamar el día siguiente a primera hora y efectivamente antes de las nueve que llamamos ya teníamos una furgoneta en el camping que nos iba...

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  • Alcatraces / Gannet

    White Island Things to Do

    La naturaleza es tozuda y difícil de comprender , pues en esta isla volcánica con altísimos niveles de contaminación gaseosa , de metales y todo lo que uno se pueda imaginar habitan unas de las colonias más importantes de Alcatraces de Nueva Zelanda También los alrededores de la isla son famosos por su buena pesca 8 Atún de cola amarilla , marlin...

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  • El Paisaje / The landscape

    White Island Things to Do

    El paisaje de la isla es impresionante La comparación con el infierno es fácil , aunque no sepamos como es .La aridez , los colores imposibles , los gases y olores , hacen que sea un sitio difícil de olvidar y que recordaremos siempre The landscape of the island is impressiveThe comparison to hell is easy, even if we do not know how it is.The...

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Lake Tarawera

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    Mt Tarawera Volcanic Crater

    by kiwi Updated Mar 4, 2004

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    If you do get to jump into the crater, remember to conserve energy for the long walk out! And be sure to take water with you!
    The walk out takes is via the valley track in the top centre of the photo, taking you back to the rim of the crater.

    Unique Suggestions: Be sure to take a water bottle. Wear a hat if in the summer, and take a protective coat if not mid-summer. The weather can change in minutes up here. Good walking footwear is essential as well.

    Fun Alternatives: Helicopter services from Rotorua Airport are available.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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Opotiki

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    Busy street! 3 more images

    by nada1712 Written Aug 13, 2007

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    Jaunt up the main street of a typical New Zealand one horse town. Not many shops will be open except the Dairy (sells bread ice-cream, papers etc) and the Chinese takeaway. Watch the Lifeboat being launched and then you can pop along to the jetty and see the local kids dive.

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Tauranga Hotels
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Mount Maunganui Hotels
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Whakatane Hotels
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Lake Tarawera Hotels
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6 March 2013 - Bay of Plenty is one of several regions of the North Island of New Zealand that have been declared drought zones. This means we must conserve water, and take care not to light...