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Rotorua, the heartland of NZ Maori culture

Situated in the middle of the central North Island.

From the moment you enter Rotorua you know you're somewhere quite different. The occasional scent of sulphur through the air - a hint of what's in store. You don't need to look far, minutes from the city centre, geysers of steaming water roar from the ground. In geothermal fields around Rotorua, steam rises from placid crater lakes, flowing streams and cliffs.

Opportunities to come face to face with Maori culture abound in Rotorua - in performances, arts & crafts, through the traditional hangi meal and in your encounters with the local Maori.

  • Last visit to Rotorua: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2005 at 11:35 PM

    good infos and fine pics, you refreshed my memories..have to travel up there again.

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2004 at 8:14 PM

    Another nice page, thanks for sharing!

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 2:49 AM

    Excellent page Mei.. Brings back some good memories. I really enjoyed the Tamaki Village (I was made chief!!!) G'day from Australia

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2004 at 11:41 PM

    hmm....cool ...I heard there is a champagne pool and devil's pool sort of thing are they also here ? man ..this place is so heavenly

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 6:20 PM

    Whakarewarewa looks like our Malaysian version of Tanggalkan Kasut Sebelum Masuk

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2003 at 8:57 AM

    Again, the photos tell me your experiences here, amazing ! :) Arnaud.


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