Come with us on a discovery tour of New Zealands often unseen but worthwhile destinations, travelling from north to south. On the way we will feature interesting towns and local activities for you to enjoy.
Rotorua is situated in the central North Island of New Zealand, making it easily accessible from most parts of New Zealand and the world! As a popular tourist destination, Rotorua is part of The Great New Zealand Touring Route on the Thermal Explorer Highway and the Pacific Coast Highway.
The popularity of Rotorua as a premium New Zealand holiday destination has seen a staggering increase in the number of beds on offer! Within a stones throw from the lake you can find great accommodation, infact, in Rotorua you can find any type of accommodation to suit your budget and holiday plans!
Rotorua is world-renowned for its local Maori culture, geothermal wonderland, numerous lakes and stunning natural scenery. Rotorua is steeped in history, tradition and culture. The name Rotorua comes from Maori, the full name is Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe.
Rotorua is a tourist destination that truly does capture the best of New Zealand all in one exciting region! Whatever your idea is for a perfect holiday, be it relaxing in hot pools and unwinding, exploring the great outdoors, delving into our unique Maori culture or extreme action.
While most visitors come to Rotorua to experience the amazing Maori culture, unique scenery and world-class attractions, if you enjoy strolling the city streets and window-shopping, or perusing local stalls and markets, then you will be pretty satisfied with what Rotorua has to offer.
Canterbury’s second largest city is surrounded by gently sloping hills, which enfold the beautiful crescent of Caroline Bay. Timaru lies halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin, marking the southern limit of the broad gravel plains that produce the bulk of New Zealand’s cereal and grain crops.
A little fishing village on the coast south of Oamaru has become famous for a geological wonder on its windswept sands. The Moeraki Boulders are huge spherical stones that are scattered over the sandy beaches, but they are not like ordinary round boulders.
The scenic icon of New Zealand is the picture-perfect view of Mitre Peak mirrored in the glassy waters of Milford Sound. Milford Sound’s majestic grandeur is symbolised by the perfection of this scene of sheer rock walls, 1700 metres high, plummeting into the black depths of the fiord.
Perfect sunshine, clear blue-green waters and genuine golden sand, make Kaiteriteri a dream destination for holidaymakers. This seaside resort is well placed, being just 13 km from the busy township of Motueka, and 5 km from Marahau - the main gateway to Abel Tasman National Park.