The aquatic heaven of Rotorua attracts the tourists from all over the world. It is a city on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand, and Rotorua District is the encompassing local authority area.
Rotorua is well-known for geothermal activity. There are a number of geysers, notably the Pohutu geyser at Whakarewarewa. You would find hot mud pools throughout in the city which are rich sources of sulphur. It is the very reason why the city is also known as Sulphur City.
You can stay in any of the hotels in Rotorua. The hotels provide some of the best facilities to meet the needs of the tourists.
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The sightseeing attractions in Rotorua have aided travel and tourism in Rotorua. There are about 17 lakes in the city. The sports enthusiast has a lot of things that will keep them busy during their Rotorua Tours. Waterskiing, fishing and swimming are the activities in which you can indulge during summer. The World Waterski Championship in the year 2007 was organized in the city. It is also the platform for the landing and departure of the float planes.
There are a number of botanical gardens in the city. To add more adventure to the trip you can try for mountain biking. The Redwoods Forest is also considered to be the Disneyland of mountain biking. It has some of the best trails for mountain biking in New Zealand. The major events like UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships were held in the year 2006.
The other major attractions of the Rotorua in New Zealand are Skyline Skyrides, The Buried Village, Te Puia and a lot more. Skyline Skyrides is the gondola ride. You will be mesmerized by the spectacular view of the city and the mountains nearby. The Buried Village had suffered destruction in the year 1886 due to the massive eruption of the Mt Tarawera.
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You can commute to the nearby places by various modes of transportation. Bus service is also provided. The city is served by a small airport. The Air New Zealand connects the city with Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.