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Welcome to Rotorua, New Zealand’s volcanic capital and a place that can literally feel like it’s on fire. Seriously, it can be hard to get used to the fact the ground beneath you is hot – well, at least in some places.

Rotorua is one of the best places to visit in New Zealand, and I think that title is well deserved. Rotorua is a fantastic place to see some of New Zealand’s coolest attractions and enjoy some time in a hot spring or even a mud bath. That’s right, the mud bath in Rotorua is the only one in NZ, and it’s supposed to make you look younger – although I’ve been in it a few times, and I’m still aging!

On top of the thermal activity, you’ll find some of the largest trees in New Zealand and tons of adventure activities, which include the most daring white water rafting tours in the country (it involves a 7-meter waterfall!)

Below are all the travel guides from my many visits to Rotorua to help plan your trip!

Bailey walks along a path at the Craters of the Moon on the road between Taupo and Rotorua, New Zealand

Best Things to do in Rotorua

Planning a trip to Rotorua deserves a bit of research. There is a huge variety of activities and attractions, and you won’t have time to see them all. This blog took me years to write and so many visits to the area, but it includes all the best attractions.

Oh, and I’ve also found some of the tastiest restaurants in Rotorua, which are written about in the article – you won’t find these in other blogs!

Rotorua Travel Guides

Rotorua Road Trips

Nearby Places

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