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Rotorua Holidays Overview
Rotorua city is located in the central part of the North Island, on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua, in the Bay of Plenty region. Rotorua is a 3 hour drive from Auckland, at 234 km and a 5 or 6 hour drive, at 457 km, from Wellington.
Rotorua is best known for its geothermal activity which has produced geysers, hot waterfalls, hot springs and hot mud pools. This geothermal activity gives Rotorua its distinctive sulphurish smell and has given it its nickname of Sulphur City. Rotorua is also known as being the heartland of Maori culture.
Roturua has 16 crater lakes produced from extinct volcanoes, some with brown and rainbow trout. These lakes are extremely popular for water sports and activities. Rotorua has many things to see and do including trout fishing, forest walks, Maori culture to experience, museums and galleries, beautiful surrounding National Parks,and of course all the natural wonders created by the geothermal activity.
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holidays - Top Events
The Great Boar Hunt is an annual event that, you guessed it, hunts down wild boar. This is New Zealand's largest boar hunt and is held in October. The weigh in is held on the Village Green on the Sunday. This is a 3 day event with free entertainment including music, axeman events, and chainsaw carving. The children can participate in the free possum hunting competition. Check out the official website for truly amazing photos of previous events.
holidays - How to Get There
As of December 2009 Air New Zealand will fly direct between Sydney and Rotorua. The flights will occur twice a week on Saturdays and Tuesdays.