Haere Mai (Welcome) to Rotorua, a sacred Maori city located in the heart of New Zeland's North Island. Famous for its hot springs, geothermal hotspots, traditional Maori displays of culture and its distinct "volcanic aroma", Rotorua is a "must" when visiting New Zealand.
Travelers wanting to get to know more about Maori culture shouldn't miss the Te Puia center and Whakarewarewa village. Rotorua also offers an array of nature-oriented activities, where visitors can venture into the wild volcanic landscapes of Kuirau and Mount Tarawera or have a well-deserved relaxing experience at the local Polynesian Spa.
Finally, a trip to Rotorua wouldn't be complete without "putting down" a traditional Hangi (Maori way of cooking meals)!