The Rotorua region is fast becoming known as nature's spa of the South Pacific. Visitors can begin
their journey by relaxing with a soak in the healing waters of the geothermal hot springs, indulge
in a selection of therapeutic spa and health-massage therapies, or a rejuvenating dip in a natural
Rotorua boasts a strong relationship between Maori and European cultures. With one third of New
Zealand's population Maori, Rotorua is a strong hold of Maori culture, arts and crafts. For the
Maori people, it is considered an honour to share their cultural treasures with visitors, whether
it be through one of the many Maori performances where stories are relayed through beautiful song
and dance, taking in a traditional hangi feast, where food is cooked below the ground in an earthen
oven, or visiting a Maori village to view a wide range of traditionally crafted arts.
Rotorua has it's own natural theme-park unlike any other around the world. From fun activities
for the family, soaking in the tranquility of 11 exquisite Lakes, or enjoying the numerous water
activities including fishing for world renowned rainbow trout in crystal clear rivers. Visitors
will also find an abundance of natural walking reserves, or for the adrenaline junkie, there is
a bounty of thrill rides reaching speeds of mega-proportions.