Rotorua is a smallish city on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The surrounding areas are a geothermal wonderland, with geysers, boiling mud pools, and steaming craters - accompanied by the pervasive smell of sulphur. Rotorua is also a showcase of Maori cultural activities, a centre of tourism and a place of extraordinary natural beauty.

It is surrounded by volcanoes, lakes, parks and recreational areas, and is a great place to go hiking or to view native birds and animals.

Rotorua is one of the major tourist attractions in the North Island, but despite this, manages to retain some of the charming characteristics of a country town.

Here are a few links to Rotorua. This is the geothermal capital of New Zealand.

Rotorua North Island   and   Rotorua New Zealand Tourism and Travel

While there is a ton of things to see and do, the entire area does suffer somewhat from a high incidence of sulphur in the air. Not for those with sensitive noses.

The website below has a link which a local person can plan an itinerary for you, according to your budget, timeframe & special needs.

Rotorua