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.
Captain Cook named the Bay of Plenty when he cruised past in 1769, and plentiful it remains. 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, Maori culture and world-class mountain biking come together
- step into the steaming crater of Whakaari (White Island), an active volcano 49km off the coast
- mt Maunganui Lazing at the beach, carving up the surf and hiking up the signature mountain, 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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