New Zealand - Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty (PDF Chapter)

New Zealand - Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand guidebook.

Captain Cook named the Bay of Plenty when he cruised past in 1769, and plentiful it re-mains. Blessed with sunshine and sand, the bay stretches from Waihi Beach in the west to Opotiki in the east.

  • peer through the sulphurous steam at unique Rotorua, where geothermal activity, M?ori culture and world-class mountain biking come together
  • maps
  • step into the steaming crater of Whakaari (White Island), an active volcano 49km off the coast
  • transport
  • mt Maunganui Lazing at the beach, carving up the surf and hiking up the signature moun-tain, then relaxing in the thermal pools before hitting the lively little strip of restaurants and bars
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Rotorua, Rotorua Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Papamoa, Katikati, Whakatane, Ohope, Opotiki.

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