Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of a lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand’s North Island. Visitors from all over the world come to Rotorua to visit the famous geothermal geysers, hot springs and mud pools.
Located about 3 hours south east of Auckland Rotorua is a great place to visit for a weekend. This will allow enough time to take in all the sights.
The main geyser, Pohutu, is constantly active and erupts about twice an hour. I would definitely recommend some patience as the spectacle is definitely worth it. The hot jets of pressurized water shoots about 30 meters into the air during a display that lasts several minutes.
While visiting the site is quite expensive, at $51 per adult when I visited, Rotorua is really a must see during any visit to the region.
Lake Rotorua is a great place to grab some lunch and take in some scenery as locals enjoy watersports, sea planes take off & land and the local birdlife offer to share some of your lunch.