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Best things to do in Rotorua District

“There are two options for walking in The Redwoods. Walk the Redwoods Grove or other longer Whakarewarewa Forest walks on the ground. Check out the options in the Redwoods Visitors Centre. The Redwoods treewalk gives a viewpoint from up the trees. This option is particularly spectacular at night, with its atmospheric lighting. I recommend getting there either before dark or late to avoid the crowds. Last entry is around 10pm.”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“Eat Street is one of Rotorua's coolest hot spots in the city. At the lake end of Tutanekai Street you will enjoy quality restaurants, cafes and bars. The covered central walkway with retractable roofing is the focal point for this all weather al fresco dining area making it ideal for year round entertainment. The thermally heated footpath and enhanced lighting gives Eat Street a unique and vibrant dining atmosphere.”
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“Fantastic views, luging is fun for the entire family, for the more adventurous the sky swing. Offer a great buffet meal in the restaurant.”
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Point of Interest
“Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity.”
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Hot Spring
“Guests tend to fly into Auckland from overseas, visit Waitomo, stay a night here at the housewithnonails and attend the Hobbiton Banquet.Next day they head to Rotorua. We always recommend the Polynesian Spa experience, because of its amazing geothermal hot springs and therapies. Historically it is New Zealands original iconic geothermal bathing experience, accessing both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs. Soak in the world famous springs built on the site of historic bath houses for which the city became famous in the 1800s. These ancient springs ease aching muscles and the alkaline waters rejuvenate skin, increasing immunity and energy levels. Think geothermal mud body wraps, coconut oil massages, scalp massages and facials. Infact it is promised that the silica waters will bless you with ageless beauty. The crowning experience is to bath in a hot geothermal pool beneath a starry sky . 073481328”
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History Museum
“Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. It is the home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. Te Puia shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.”
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Hot Spring
“It's the best place for a hot swim in a natural river setting, it's pretty unique to this geothermal area. Leave valuables (money, passport, cameras etc) behind or locked safely in your car, just take the bare minimum with you for your swim i.e. water bottle, snacks, swimwear, towel and jandals (aka flip flops, thongs). Enjoy a hot swim in a natural setting, expect an organic experience and in summer it is extremely popular. ”
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Performing Arts Venue
“See an example of what our Villages used to look like back in the past. Experience the cultural performance and hangi meal as well. ”
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“great for young children (especially the Big Splash ride) and the showcases for viewing native creatures ”
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“This is a park in the centre of Rotorua. It's a great place to see some thermal activity at no cost. There's even the opportunity to soak your feet in a thermal pool. On Saturday mornings there's a market also, held by the playground.”
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Natural Feature
“this is a day trip recommendation out from the housewithnonails, combined with a visit to Rotorua. Lonely planet says its the "best thermal area left in new Zealand", and my guests tell me it is " at once incredibly breathtaking!!!!, and at the same time kind of chilling because of its subterranean power"- wow!!!, I call it a valley of geothermal perfection!!! The maoris call it " the place of Adorning" , and rightly so because of its spectacular geothermal activity straddling the Waikato River at lake Ohakuri. A unique boat ride takes you through this geothermal park, alive terraces, bubbling gurgling mud pools, volcanic Hot springs and most of all a very rare geothermal cave- a hidden valley of absolute exceptional natural beauty. A must see!!!! It went in the "hall of fame for tripadvisor". 073783131”
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“It is a beautiful place to visit, for the museum, the grounds, and the cafe.”
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Tourist Information Center
“Rotorua Central Station for Intercity coachline, taxi, Rotorua city buses and some private tour buses.”
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General Entertainment
“A selection of indoor activities including ten pin bowling, mini golf, laser tag and various escape challenges. within walking distance”
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“Historic Pub just out of Eat Streat. Great food, wines, beers and live music.”
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“The best place for craft beer in town, and the food is pretty good too - typical pub food but very good quality.”
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