A geothermal wonderland of boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers awaits visitors to Rotorua, a dream spot for sightseeing and a region steeped in Māori legend, history and culture.
Its landscape is a mix of lush fields that support a thriving agricultural industry and beautiful lakes, and it seems everywhere steam rises from the ground, hinting at the active world beneath. In 1886 that world exploded into action with the deadly eruption of Mt Tarawera, which destroyed the famed Pink and White Terraces, blanketed the countryside in ash and created many new geothermal features.
Visit Te Puia for an insight into Māori culture through performance and traditional carving, weaving and art all created on site. Marvel at the wonder.