Famous for its spectacular thermal areas, vibrant Māori culture and forest-fringed lakes, Rotorua lies at the heart of New Zealand’s most active geothermal field.

Superb examples of bubbling mud pools, geysers and steaming fumaroles provide a chance to see the wonders of nature in action and learn about the unique geology and environment of the region.

With its special place in Māori history, Rotorua also provides unique hands-on opportunities to experience the rich cultural heritage of the area.