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Rotokawa Destination Guide

Explore Rotokawa in New Zealand.

Rotokawa in the region of New Zealand (general) is a place in New Zealand - some 234 mi (or 377 km) North of Wellington, the country's capital city.

Interactive map of Rotokawa

Current time in Rotokawa is now 04:39 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Auckland" with an UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Wellington, Tikitere, Rotokawa, Richmond, Punaroma or Rotorua. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We saw 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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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

14°C / 57 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 18°C / 65 °F
Evening Temperature 11°C / 51 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 80%
Air Pressure 981.6 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 56% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Saturday, 17th of November 2018
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 13°C (55 °F)
Night: 16°C (61 °F)
Sunday, 18th of November 2018
Sky is clear, calm, scattered clouds.
Sky is clear Day: 11°C (52 °F)
Night: 19°C (66 °F)
Monday, 19th of November 2018
Moderate rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 10°C (50 °F)
Night: 17°C (62 °F)

Videos

Rotorua New Zealand

03:20 min ( November 07, 2007 by mvtravelmedia)
Views: 2,943 - Rating: 5/5

The town is called Sulphur City, and you´ll smell why when you´re there... Rotorua is located in a geothermical very active area. There are a lot of places, where hot water bubbles out of the earth....

TePuia Thermal Reserve

04:50 min ( August 23, 2008 by Brian Leahy)
Views: 512 - Rating: 5/5

A visit to New Zealand's TePuia thermal reserve, with our tour group


Summer Holiday

01:20 min ( January 10, 2007 by waz100)
Views: 1,098 - Rating: 4/5

My summer holiday at Lake Tarawera, (Rotorua area) Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Rotorua Duck Tours

00:23 min ( September 23, 2009 by kiwitouristtv)
Views: 6,511 - Rating: 3.33333/5

Welcome to Rotorua Duck Tours, a unique tour company. We specialise in introducing Rotorua's rich history and viewing some of its spectacular scenery. Rotorua Duck Tours offer amphibious sightseeing t...


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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -38.12, 176.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 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

Lake Okareka

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -38.12, 176.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Crater lakes, Lakes of the Bay of Plenty Region, Okataina Volcanic Centre

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -38.12, 176.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Rotorua, Taupo Volcanic Zone, VEI-7 volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of New Zealand

Lake Okataina

Lake Okataina is the northernmost and largest of four smaller lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. The others are Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake), Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake), and Lake Okareka. All lie within the Okataina caldera, along its western edge. Unlike many other lakes in the region, Lake Okataina is completely encircled by native forest. It also has no inlets or outlets.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -38.12, 176.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Crater lakes, Lakes of the Bay of Plenty Region, Okataina Volcanic Centre, VEI-6 volcanoes, Volcanoes of New Zealand

Lake Tikitapu

Lake Tikitapu or Blue Lake, is the smallest of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. The others are Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake), Lake Okareka, and Lake Okataina. Along with the others, Lake Tikitapu lies within a volcanic caldera formed within the last 300,000 years. The blue colour of the lake can be attributed to rhyolite and pumice on the lake bed.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -38.12, 176.33 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Crater lakes, Lakes of the Bay of Plenty Region, Okataina Volcanic Centre

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