East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

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Blue Baths

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At the southern end of the Government Gardens you can soak in this thermally heated swimming pool, which was built in the 1930s. Open...

Government Gardens

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Heading south from Lake Rotorua takes you to the Government Gardens, which occupy a small peninsula. The Māori call this area Whangapiro...

Kuirau Park

  • Bath/Hot Spring

From St. Faith's it's a short distance to the local (literal) hot spot Kuirau Park, a public park that includes an active thermal area.

Polynesian Spa

  • Bath/Hot Spring

Follow pumice paths from the Government Gardens to naturally heated relaxation. Considered one of the best spas of its kind, there's...

St. Faith's

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A short walk north from the Rotorua lakefront brings you to the Māori pā (fortress) of Ohinemutu, the region's original Māori settlement.

Whakarewarewa (fa-ka-ree-wa-ree-wa)

  • Bath/Hot Spring

Whaka, as the locals call it, is the most accessible of the area's thermal spots. It's closest to town, but it's also the most varied,...