Travel ian 1/4/2014

Rotorua tourism makes the proud claim that the city/region captures the best of New Zealand all in one place and, when you look at it, it’s hard to argue… naturally there’s the amazing geothermal wonderland but there’s a lot more do do and see in Rotorua than geysers and mudpools, as fascinating as they are.

Visitors should allow at least a few days to explore and discover. There’s Maori culture, terrific trout fishing, mountain biking trails and forest tracks for walking and lots of art, craft and creativity. For those wanting relaxation there’s lots of spa rejuvenation and for the more active, thrills and spills aplenty with white water rafting, sledging, bungy jumping, luge, four wheel driving, jet boating and zorbing.

The tourism catch-cry is “Rotorua – feel the spirit – Manaakitanga”… ‘Manaakitanga is a deep-rooted Maori cultural concept that places a responsibility on the hosts to give visitors the best of themselves, their time and their history.

Rydges Hotel in Rotorua is perfect for your accommodation needs and as a base for exploring.