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Rotorua Destination Guide

Explore Rotorua in New Zealand.

Rotorua in the region of Bay of Plenty with it's 65,901 inhabitants is a town in New Zealand - some 231 mi (or 372 km) North of Wellington, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Rotorua is now 06:03 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Auckland" with an UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Wellington, Tarukenga, Rotokawa, Richmond, Punaroma or Pukehangi. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Action Adventure in Rotorua | Wanderlust...

12:07 min ( July 25, 2012 by fawninc)
Views: 55,496 - Rating: 4.89893/5

Daven and Michelle seek out action and adventure at Rotorua's thrilling adventure playground: Agroventures. After testing out the freefall simulator and racing on the schweeb bicycle pods, Daven and M...

Experiencing Maori Culture | Wanderlust:...

11:28 min ( July 17, 2012 by fawninc)
Views: 60,881 - Rating: 4.8272/5

Daven and Michelle arrive in Rotorua, the city at the heart of Maori culture! After attending a traditional Maori ceremony (and even trying some of the dances themselves), Daven and Michelle learn abo...

Te Puia - Rotorua North Island New Zea...

02:36 min ( November 23, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWa)
Views: 553 - Rating: 1/5 - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions Te Puia Rotorua Read more at: Travel blogs from Te Puia: - "Rotorua has no shortage of Maori sites and villages ...

Chinese - Destination Rotorua DVD

05:51 min ( July 20, 2007 by DestinationRotorua)
Views: 655 - Rating: 0/5

A 6min Chinese promotional DVD of Rotorua, New Zealand to market as a tourist destination. For more information visit Rotorua's official Chinese website

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Interesting facts about this location


Whakarewarewa (reduced version of Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao, meaning The gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao, often abbreviated to Whaka by locals) is a geothermal area within Rotorua city in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand. This was the site of the Māori fortress of Te Puia, first occupied around 1325, and known as an impenetrable stronghold never taken in battle.

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Located at -38.14, 176.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Geothermal areas in New Zealand, Geysers of New Zealand, Rotorua, Taupo Volcanic Zone

Rotorua Caldera

The Rotorua Caldera is one of several large volcanoes located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone on the North Island of New Zealand. Its last major eruption was about 240,000 years ago. At this time, the Mamaku ignimbrite, covering about 4000 square km, was deposited. After the eruption, the magma chamber underneath the volcano collapsed. The circular depression left behind is the current caldera, about 22 km in diameter and now occupied by Lake Rotorua.

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Located at -38.14, 176.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Rotorua, Taupo Volcanic Zone, VEI-7 volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of New Zealand

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand by surface area, and covers 79.8km. With a mean depth of only 10 metres it is considerably smaller than nearby Lake Tarawera in terms of volume of water. It is located in the Bay of Plenty region. The city of Rotorua is sited on its southern shore, and the town of Ngongotaha is at the western edge of the lake. The lake was formed from the crater of a large volcano in the Taupo Volcanic Zone.

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Located at -38.14, 176.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Crater lakes, Lakes of the Bay of Plenty Region, Rotorua, Taupo Volcanic Zone

Mokoia Island

Mokoia Island is located in Lake Rotorua in New Zealand. It has an area of 1.35 square kilometres. The island is a rhyolite lava dome, rising to 180 metres above the lake surface. It was formed after the Rotorua caldera collapsed and rhyolitic magma was pushed through the cracks. One of the cracks was below where Mokoia island is today. The foreshores of the island have geothermal springs with hot spring water forming the Hinemoa pool, known to locals as Waikimihia.

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Located at -38.14, 176.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Islands of New Zealand, Lake islands of Oceania, Maori mythology, Māori culture, Protected areas of the Bay of Plenty Region, Rotorua, Taupo Volcanic Zone


Ngongotaha is a town on the western shores of Lake Rotorua in New Zealand's North Island. It is located 10 kilometers northwest of Rotorua city, and is often regarded as an outer suburb of the larger centre. However, most locals would be adamant that Ngongotaha is an independent village in its own right. Its population is 4000. Its name is derived from a legend of Ihenga, the famous Māori explorer.

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Located at -38.14, 176.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in New Zealand, Rotorua