New Zealand - Rotorua & The Bay of Plenty (Chapter)
This is the Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty chapter from Lonely Planet's New Zealand guidebook.
Along with its volcanic attractions, this region is a stronghold of Maori tradition, offering plenty of opportunity to engage with New Zealand's rich indigenous culture: check out a concert, chow down at a Maori feast or learn the techniques behind Maori arts and crafts.
- watch Rotorua's famous geyser, Pohutu, blow its top at Te Puia
- swim with dolphins at Tauranga
- visit Rotorua Museum, including its galleries dedicated to the Te Arawa people featuring woodcarving, flax weaving and stories of the WW11 28 Maori Battalion
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Rotorua & around, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatane, Whakaari (White Island), Ohope and Opotiki.
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