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Rotorua Region Major Towns

Rotorua

Today, Rotorua is a hub for tourism in the North Island. There is an incredible range of activities to choose from for everyone from adventure to leisure and cultural.

Visit one of the geothermal parks to see geysers, boiling mud, huge craters and other forms of volcanic action. Discover Rotorua's spa culture – thermal pools, mud baths and massages.

Ngongotaha

Ngongotaha is known as the gateway to Rotorua. A quiet but charming village, it offers many attractions including trout fishing. There are four popular streams into which trout hatchlings are regularly released to ensure plenty of angling action.

Whakarewarewa

A thermal geyser land, where nature and culture have blended to present a unique insight to humans at one with their surroundings. You can still see how local Maori have for generations used the steaming hot thermal vents to cook their food.

Tumunui

A rich agricultural settlement where sheep, beef, dairy and venison are the mainstays, with forestry and deer velvet as growth areas.