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  • Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. The city is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldrea on which the city lies.

    Rotorua hot pools range from small spa-type natural mineral pools to large thermally heated swimming pool complexes. Healing powers of Rotorua springs have became known as the 'Priest's Bath' and Rotorua's reputation as a health resort has been spreading ever since.

    Rotorua is most famous for it's Maori cultural heritage, and this is reflected in the large variety of Maori culture experiences on offer in the city. These include visiting a traditional working Maori village, to an evening culture show with traditional hangi feast.

    With 17 lakes, the Rotorua region is an aquatic paradise and is famous for its trout fishing. Waterskiing, swimming and other water activities are also popular.

    Rotorua provides visitors with a variety of accommodation options, ranging from budget and backpacker hostels to hotels, motels and luxury bed & breakfast lodges.

    The city offers a wide range of visitor attractions - gondola & luge rides, scenic flights over Mt Tarawera, boat cruises on the Rotorua lakes, skydiving, white water rafting, jet boating, mountain biking in the Whakarewarewa Forest, theme parks showcasing native New Zealand widlife, geothermal attractions, family orientated tours and much more.

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