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New Zealand's North Island - Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty (PDF Chapter)
This is the Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island guidebook.
Blessed with sunshine and sand, the Bay of Plenty stretches from western Waihi Beach to eastern Opotiki, with Tauranga and Mt Maunganui in between. In Rotorua life goes on among steaming hot springs, explosive geysers and bubbling mud pools.
- watch geysers blow their tops at Te Puia or Whakarewarewa
- experience cycling in Rotorua, one of the world’s best destinations for mountain biking
- ogle kaleidoscopic colours and bubbling mud pools at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Rotorua & around, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa, Katikati, Maketu, Te Puke, Whakatane, Whakaari (White Island), Ohope, Opotiki.
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