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Welcome to Rotorua


Whether you’re looking for Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, thrills and adventure, or any of the natural assets such as lakes, mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and forest walking tracks – Rotorua has it all! Rotorua is New Zealand's Maori Heritage capital and is the best-known tourist location on the North Island. From bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers, to lakeside strolls and trails for the more intrepid hiker, you will find plenty to occupy your days and a people that are warm, proud, and have a quick sense of humour that is the heart of Maori culture.

Situated on the Volcanic Plateau of Central North Island, the continuous volcanic activity has formed the landscape around Rotorua and the main attractions are based around its natural resources, the 12 crater lakes and numerous geothermal features.

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The official languages in New Zealand are English and Maori.


Local currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), divided into 100 cents. Most businesses accept MasterCard and Visa, and while Diners Club and American Express are also widely accepted in the main tourist centres, they might have limited acceptance elsewhere. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some hotels. ATMs can be found in all towns and cities.

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