travel42 Port Guide: Rotorua

Rotorua travel42 Port of Call Guide

Rotorua, New Zealand, 145 mi/235 km southeast of Auckland in the center of the North Island, sits on top of the most active geothermal region in the country, which explains why the town reeks of sulfur.

The boiling mud pots and geysers at the Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu thermal reserves are outstanding, and you can take mineral baths and marinate in mud packs at one of the many spas in and around town. Boiling mud pots present interesting hazards at Rotorua Golf Club—we suggest you take the ...

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