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What are Rotorua’s most famous landmarks?
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-O-Tapu is one of the many geothermal attractions available to visitors holidaying on Rotorua packages. Its otherworldly appearance, bright colours, and unique landmarks make it a can’t-miss place to have on your radar after booking Rotorua holiday packages. Highlights of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland include the Champagne Pool, the largest mud pool in New Zealand, and the Lady Knox Geyser, which erupts every day at 10:15am. Three walking trails wind through Wai-O-Tapu, taking visitors past the impressive landmarks.
Mount Tarawera is an active volcano that you’ll have access to while holidaying on Rotorua packages. It last erupted in 1886, covering several surrounding villages in ash and becoming one of the largest volcanic eruptions in New Zealand’s history. You can hike the volcano by booking a guided tour while planning for your Rotorua holiday packages. These tours of Mount Tarawera teach visitors all about the history of the volcano while ascending to the summit. You’ll be treated to expansive views all along the way and a breathtaking view from the top overlooking the surrounding lakes and peaks. There’s plenty to see at the base of Mount Tarawera as well, including walking trails around Lake Tarawera and a popular Hot Water Beach.
You don’t need to pay an entry fee to see geothermal activity while holidaying on Rotorua accommodation and flight packages. Kuirau Park is free to visit, and it’s located right in Rotorua’s CBD. Wander along the park’s boardwalk to see boiling and steaming pools and learn about the significance Rotorua’s geothermal activity has had on local Maori culture and history. The larger pools aren’t safe for swimming, but there’s a series of small foot pools where you can get a small taste of the relaxing and healing benefits of geothermal hot springs. There’s also a popular Saturday market at Kuirau Park that you can visit by holidaying on weekend Rotorua packages.
What is the cost of visiting Rotorua?
Hotels and accommodation in Rotorua typically cost about $150 AUD per night. However, combine your hotel and flights into a Rotorua holiday package and you’ll save more on your stay. You can also book a rental car with Webjet while planning for your Rotorua accommodation and flight packages. Hire cars are available to pick up from Rotorua Airport and start from about $60 AUD per day.
Having a rental car is the best way to get around Rotorua, but public transport is also an option. Tickets to ride the local buses cost $2.80 NZD ($2.55 AUD) one way and $7 NZD ($6.40 AUD) for a day pass.
Rotorua is teeming with exciting attractions to make your holiday one to remember. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Park are two of the best places to see geothermal activity while visiting NZ on Rotorua packages. Entrance to Wai-O-Tapu costs $32.50 NZD ($29.75 AUD) for adults and $11 NZD ($10.05 AUD) for children, while Waimangu Volcanic Valley is $42 NZD ($38.45 AUD) for adults and $14 NZD ($12.80 AUD) for kids. You can also take in geothermal activity for free by planning a visit to Kuirau Park after booking Rotorua holiday packages. Te Wairoa is a popular place to learn more about local history while holidaying on Rotorua accommodation and flight packages. Entrance costs $35 NZD ($32.05 AUD) for adults and an affordable $5 NZD ($4.60 AUD) for children.
What is the best way to get around Rotorua?
The city centre of Rotorua is easy to get around on foot. Visitors holidaying on Rotorua packages can easily walk to popular spots like Kuirau Park, Rotorua Museum and the Government Gardens. A network of 11 local bus routes is also available. Each of these buses passes through the CBD before branching out into the suburbs. You can also catch bus 10 from Rotorua Airport to reach hotels and accommodation in Rotorua’s centre.
Public transport is a great option available to visitors, but hiring a car is the best way to make your way around while visiting NZ on Rotorua holiday packages. Having a car means you’ll have no trouble reaching the attractions and activities that are located outside the city. Have a look at rental cars available through Webjet while booking your hotel and accommodation in Rotorua.