ABOUT ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

rotorua01.jpg: The name Rotorua comes from the Maori language. The full name is Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe. Roto generally means lake and rua meaning two, "Kahumatamomoe" is the name of an Uncle to the man who named the area, Ihenga. Literally translated Rotorua means the second lake.


Thermal activity is at the heart of much of Rotorua's tourist appeal. Geysers and bubbling mud-pools, hot thermal springs and even a village buried by a major volcanic eruption, Te Wairoa, are all located within easy reach of the city.


rotorua02.jpg: Another of Rotorua's attractions is the mountain biking, Whakarewarewa (also known as the "Redwoods") forest has been described as 'the disneyland of mountain biking' and has some of the best mountain bike trails in New Zealand. Rotorua hosted the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, in August 2006


COMING EVENTS

14/08/2015 Russian National Ballet Performance

14/08 to 16/08 2015 FIBA U16 Oceania Championship Women 2015

15/08/2015 Tough Guy and Gal Challange

20/08/2015 Jett Secondary Tough Guy and Gal Challange

5/09/2015 Nduro X - Cyclo Cross Series




THINGS TO DO IN ROTORUA

Polynesian Spa

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

Buried Village

Wai-O-Tapu

Hell's Gate

Whakarewarewa

Waimangu

Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley

Tamaki Maori Village

Te Puia

Agrodome

Skyline Rotorua

Government Gardens

The Rotorua Museum of Art & History

Rotorua Travelling Plan - Day 1

Rotorua Family Activities - Nature

Rotorua Family Activities - Fun

Rotorua Family Activities - Adventure

Suggested Itineraries - Auckland - Waikato - Rotorua - Wellington







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