This is a strange place, because it combines a mini amusement park with hanging aerodynamic bikes, floating air turbine, penduling, jetboat, and also a small zoo with animals such as buffalo and ostrich.
Jade is the typical stone of New Zealand. Maori Aborigines have been using it to make jewelry for hundreds of years. There are many gift shops in New Zealand, but it is more interesting to visit the jade factory, where they are
A beautiful American redwood forest situated just 5 kilometers away from Rotorua. It is parallel to the river, and has several marked trails ranging from 15 minutes to several hours, where you can completely loose yourself in nature.
Whakarewarewa is one of the most amazing little villages in New Zealand. Its name is derived from the language of the Maori, the aborigines of New Zealand. It is in the North Island, close the city of Rotorua and Lake Taupo. The most
One of the top 3 visitor centers in the country, which honors Rotorua's main industry, Thermal tourism. Visit the Maori and tourism villages around Lake Taupo, the largest in New Zealand. You can make all sorts of bookings, use the
We went to Waiotapu, 25 km from Rotorua (NZ $ 23 / person, a 3 km, 2 hours). Here there is a gymkhana between demonic craters of vapors and odors emanating of sulfur and other minerals. There are bubbles because of the CO2 levels. The
This is the most intense cultural experience and complete immersion into Maori history in New Zealand. Maori history is depicted from their arrival in New Zealand, with a reception in which you can see the warriors with their
The Lady Knox is a geyser in Wai-o-Tapu, situated in the volcanic area of Taupo. It is named after Lady Constance Knox, the second daughter of Uchter Knox, Governor of New Zealand. Eruptions produce a water jet that reaches 20
Halfway between Taupo and Rotorua we found this spectacular geothermal park. It's not the most visited in the area, but is among the three most important. We can see geysers (not predictable), mud pools, but the most spectacular are
Matamata is one of several places in New Zealand that caught onto the fever created by the Lord of the Rings series and created a reproduction of the hobbit-inhabited region near the city.
Guided tours are offered every day in the
Tourist offices in New Zealand have taken a step forward and have become multimedia centers and booking information. At these offices, the staff is very enthusiastic and can handle anything. They do not charge commission, ensuring
Incredible beach, continuation of Mt Manganui, also nice but more crowded. A beach with many many kilometeres, with good waves for surfing and the ability to catch clams for dinner (limit 115 per person, as I remember). (Mt Manganui: