Rotovegas – Ideal Tourist Destination
An ideal tourist destination needs to have a distinctive edge above all over cites. The city of Rotorua is definitely an example of an ideal tourist destination. It is a one of a kind city with geothermal wonderlands – even with a touch of smell, exceptional sites, tours and shows, and fascinating history and culture. Rotorua is most commonly famous for its geothermal sites and wonders but there is more than meets the eye... And nose.
Let’s start with the ‘steaming’ aspect of the geothermal wonderlands. Just on the outskirts of the city, there are four bubbling geothermal sites. The Pohutu Geyser is located at Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. You become mesmerized as the geyser shoots water 100 feet skyward. The anticipation of ‘when’, creates a feeling of suspense. Besides this amazing site, there is an astounding volcanic valley in Waimangu. This valley was formed in the 1886 Mount Tarawera eruption. As you enter Hell's Gate, you are welcomed by a spooky and haunting atmosphere as well as the breath-taking scent that comes with thermal sites! Brilliant colours are the beautiful features of Hell's Gate and also of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. If getting a noseful of rotten eggs is too much for you or you just need to rest and relax, drop into one of the many thermal hot pools and let the bubbling water release all your worries and stress. As this is a unique experience, being one of a few geothermal towns in the world, it is worth to go, see and enjoy.
Rotorua offers much more than only the beautiful geothermal sites and smells. It is also the home of many natural places to either sit back and relax in or get out there and show the world what you are made of. For the laid-back and relaxed, there are a variety of hikes, cruises and day trips including learning about the famous Maori love story of Hinemoa and Tutaneki while enjoying the sites and views from the top of mighty Mount Tarawera. For the more adventurous,...