Rotorua is the ideal vantage point if you are exploring the Central North Island of New Zealand. World famous tourist destinations such as Bay of Plenty, Hamilton, Waitomo and Lake Taupo are a comfortable driving distance away, making Rotorua the ideal holiday location.
Rotorua is easily accessible by vehicle, bus routes, and is serviced by the Rotorua International Airport with direct flights to and from Sydney.
New Zealand is an island in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses. These are the North Island and South Island, with numerous smaller islands as well. The indigenous name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, commonly translated as The Land of the Long White Cloud.
New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation. It is situated about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) southeast of Australia across the Tasman sea. Its closest neighbours to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga.
The majority of New Zealand’s population is of European decent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority. The most commonly spoken language is English. New Zealand is a developed country that ranks highly in international comparisons on many topics, including education, economic freedom, and lack of corruption. Its cities also consistently rank among the world’s most liveable.
New Zealand’s climate is complex and varies from warm subtropical in the far north, to cool temperate climates in the far south, with severe alpine conditions in the mountainous areas.