This region is a showcase of Maori cultural activities, and a place of extraordinary natural beauty. The surrounding areas are a geothermal wonderland, with geysers, steaming lakes and streams, mud pools, multicoloured silica terraces and hot mineral pools known for their curative properties. At the heart of it is Rotorua, a small city on the shores of Lake Rotorua.
Nearby Lake Taupo is larger than Singapore. Its stunning scenery includes snow-capped peaks and lush forests. Luxury lodges hide in secluded groves and a multitude of activites are on your doorstep, from world-class trout fishing to jetboating on the mighty Waikato River.