Visiting New Zealand? You should definitely visit Rotorua. Whether you are seeking to experience Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, thrills, and adventure, or any other natural assets such as 18 lakes, mountain biking trails – Rotorua has a lot to offer. It is just a 3-hour drive from Auckland or you can catch a direct flight from Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington. Here are my recommendations for activities, sights, and where to eat if you’re staying ...