Experience Maori culture, appreciate the beauty of nature, these 6 places cannot be missed

The vibrant Maori culture, abundant natural hot springs, and captivating natural scenery make Rotorua one of the most famous tourist destinations in New Zealand. Where should you go in Rotorua?

Hell gate

Rotorua's most active geothermal reserve, just 15 minutes from the town center, offers stunning geothermal activity as well as native flora and fauna viewing; visitors can also enjoy a geothermal mud bath and traditional Maori miri miri massage.
Polynesia Thermal Springs is located in the Government Gardens and is a historic mineral hot spring. It's just a 5-minute walk from the center of Rotorua. There are 35 hot pools here, and visitors can also buy a variety of hot spring products, including the famous mineral mud beauty and skincare products.

Rotorua Museum of art and history

This building has a history of more than 100 years. You can see the beautiful scenery of the whole city from the first floor to the roof. The museum's cinema plays history about the development of the city and wars with the Maori people.

Tamaki Maori Village

The Maori people, who were born and raised on this land, are skilled in using geothermal heat to cook food. You must come to the Tamaki Maori Village to taste the authentic stone hot pot with a unique flavor! If you're lucky, you can also witness the amazing sight of geysers erupting within the village.

Wyo tap geothermal Wonderland

Through hiking, one can savor these geothermal wonders that took millions of years to form. In the geothermal paradise, the air is filled with the smell of sulfur, steam escapes and boils, the springs are colorful, and the ground is hot. There are 26 natural landscapes in the park, including the world-renowned colorful champagne pool. Here, you will surely marvel at the miraculous power of the earth.

Rotorua Lake

Lake Te Anau, the third largest lake in New Zealand, offers a leisurely stroll along its banks where you can see elegant black swans swimming in large groups. The quiet waters hide a dormant volcanic crater, providing a home for many wild animals. It is perfect for a picnic by the lake.