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Ngongotaha Destination Guide

Explore Ngongotaha in New Zealand

Ngongotaha in the region of Bay of Plenty is a town in New Zealand - some 234 mi or ( 376 km ) North of Wellington , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Ngongotaha

Current time in Ngongotaha is now 08:48 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Auckland " with a UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Wellington, Te Pu, Tarukenga, Richmond, and Palmerston North. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Wellington . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Ngongotaha ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


ZORB New Zealand

3:17 min by barekiwi
Views: 25978 Rating: 4.89

We place you inside one of our original ZORB globes and roll you down our hill, wet or dry (which ever tickles your fancy!). There's two types of ZORB globes available - the harness, or ZORBIT (dry) v ..

Luge Rotorua Ride - Intermediate Track in HD

2:45 min by Adrian Hodge
Views: 4268 Rating: 5.00

A fast trip down the Intermediate Track (from the new chairlift) on the Rotorua Luge at Skyline Rotorua, one of Rotorua's premier visitor attractions. Pretty quick considering I had my 3 year old son ..

The Big Splash - water ride at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, New Zealand

2:00 min by Adrian Hodge
Views: 3045 Rating: 4.56

A short teaser from parts of the new water ride 'The Big Splash' at Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park in Rotorua, New Zealand. I just showed a few small sections from the actual ride as I didn't want ..

NZ Holiday

1:55 min by PureNZHaveYourSay
Views: 2652 Rating: 2.06

Sympathetic greetings from the land of the long white cloud. At present you would be hard pushed to find a cloud of any kind here - wall to wall sunshine with temperatures of high twenties Celsius or ..

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Interesting facts about this location


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 -38.08 176.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Populated places in New Zealand, Rotorua


Shweeb is a proposed personal rapid transit network based on human-powered monorail cars. The project prototype was originally designed and implemented in Rotorua, New Zealand as a leisure attraction. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:-38.0902|176.1952|region:NZ_scale:10000|||||| | |name= }}. In September, 2010, a proposal for development of an expanded network was chosen to receive funding from Google as part of project 10.

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Located at -38.09 176.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Community bicycle programs, Cycle types, Human-powered vehicles, Personal rapid transit, Proposed monorails, Public transport, Utility cycling

Western Heights High School

Western Heights High School (commonly referred to as Heights) is the largest co-ed school in Rotorua, New Zealand. WHHS offers both Cambridge International Examinations as well as NCEA. Within Rotorua, WHHS has had top scholarship and CIE results. In 2005, WHHS was the 7th school in NCEA for all of New Zealand. 2005 - 14 students achieved NCEA Scholarship including three year 12 students for English, and one year 11 student for Maori.

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Located at -38.12 176.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Schools in Rotorua, Secondary schools in 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 -38.08 176.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Crater lakes, Lakes of the Bay of Plenty Region, 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 -38.08 176.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Rotorua, Taupo Volcanic Zone, VEI-7 volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of New Zealand