Rotorua – New Zealand

We stayed the night before near Rotorua, so in the morning we started the trip by visiting Okere Falls, this is a small town located 21 km from Rotorua, between Rotorua and Tauranga on the North Island of New Zealand.

The town is situated on the shore of the Okere Inlet of Lake Rotoiti, from which the Kaituna River flows north towards the Bay of Plenty. Okere Falls is a popular spot for fishing & rafting and is known for its beautiful lakeside and waterfalls.

Next, we went to Sulphur Bay and walked along the edge of the sulfur bay to the sulfur point there were very nice views of the wildlife along the bay and there was also a few geothermal areas.

The only annoying this was the smell, Rotorua has the nickname Sulphur City, because of the hydrogen sulfide emissions, which gives Rotorua a rotten eggs smell.

Following, we visit Rotorua’s Government Gardens. The Government Gardens is a public park, partly laid out as gardens, located by Lake Rotorua in central Rotorua. Built by the government as a tourist attraction, it is still a major tourist destination for New Zealand.

Later we start an odyssey trying to find geysers, there were lots of them all around Rotorua, but you have to book a day trip to be able to see them closely, and we didn’t. So we found this view from Whakarewarewa Village to Pohutu Geyser.

Okere Falls

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Sulphur Bay

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Government Gardens

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Whakarewarewa Geysers

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