梦中的纸马Ride the Rotorua Sky Gondola to the halfway point of Mount Ngongtaha at an altitude of 487 meters. As the cable car climbs, the city of Rotorua in New Zealand's North Island and the beautiful Lake Rotorua have a panoramic view. The Sky Gondola here is the same company as the Sky Gondola in Queenstown, South Island, so it is no stranger. From the viewpoint of landscape, Queenstown is definitely better than Rotorua, but Rotorua has its own specialties. After reaching the top, there is still the Sky Gondola Restaurant, which tastes great! In addition to the cable car, the amusement project also has scooters, which are divided into slow, intermediate and sprint paths, with a total length of 5 kilometers.
旅の径Rotorua Redwood Forest Park, located on the south side of Lake Rotorua, covers an area of 55,000 square meters. It was opened to tourists in 1995. Towering ancient trees, shavings and leaves, unique landscapes, and fresh air in the park are must-see spots for visiting Rotorua. I visited the park and left the most impressive 3 attractions. 1. "Seven Fairies" mother and child tree. A giant tree that is uprooted and lying on the ground, on its trunk, grows tenaciously with seven big trees of different thicknesses and straight upwards. They are slim and close together, like seven descending fairies. The most tourists in the park must be the "seven fairies". 2. A giant tree with a diameter of 2.2 meters. Old trees in the park have a diameter at breast height of more than 40 cm. The thickest giant tree with a diameter at breast height of 2.2 meters and a bust of nearly 7 meters requires 4 to 5 big men to hold it together. 3. The canopy trail. Not far from the entrance of the park, a 553-meter long "canopy trail" is suspended in the air. The trail is made up of 22 viewing platforms built between 22 big trees and 23 suspension bridges with a height of 6-12 meters. It is a different kind of enjoyment to stroll on it and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the forest from a different perspective. Tips: Old trees in the park are more than 50 meters high. You must use the "panoramic vertical shooting" mode of photography to take a complete photo of people and trees.
denis天涯任我行Drive for 25 minutes to the Geothermal Wonderland Park outside the town. The route is from Rotorua to the south along the SH5 road to Taupo, passing through the Redwood Forest Park area, traveling about 27 kilometers, following the signs and turning into one On the trail in the forest, from time to time we see wisps of white smoke coming out of the woods, and a faint sulphur smell blowing in the wind. The Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park is at the end of the trail. (The ticket office has a free guidebook in English and Chinese) Entering the park, the plank road is covered by fog, the smell of sulfur is getting stronger, the color in front of you is slowly changing, the flowers are gone, and the green is gradually changing Very rare, the emerald-green trees were smoked and stained by sulfur, and the whole land was bruised, leaving only dead branches and leaves, as if they had come to "hell on earth." It turns out that this is a relic left by a volcano. To be precise, it is a dormant active volcano. The open area is only a small part. The highest temperature recorded is 300C°. The groundwater flows over the surface of the magma stone and can be smelled everywhere. The strong smell of rotten eggs, if you can't smell this strange smell, there is a possibility of volcanic eruption. The road signs in the park clearly indicate that there are three connected circular trails, divided into 30-minute, 40-minute, and 75-minute scenic trails of different durations, totaling 3 kilometers. The length of the route is marked in red, orange, and yellow. There are 25 scenic spots on the trail, which can be seen in turn in a circle. Note that for your own safety, to avoid scalds, burns and corrosion, please follow the signs and walk on the formed trails when entering Wai-O-Tapu. Please do not cross the barriers of the restricted area without authorization. Do not pick up rocks, branches or other objects in the park. There is NOSMOKING.
旅の径The Maori are the aboriginals of New Zealand and the earliest aborigines of this land. Rotorua is a gathering place for Maori people. There are many Maori cultural villages in the Rotorua area. Through numerous Maori-style buildings and sculptures, as well as geothermal fountains that can be seen everywhere, visitors are shown the long history and culture of the Maori people and the unique geothermal landscape of Rotorua. The Te Puia Maori Cultural Village, located on the south side of Lake Rotorua, is the one with the richest resources, the most comprehensive displays, and the most popular. Walk into the cultural village with strong ethnic style. In the solemn conference hall, sonorous and charming Maori songs and dances are performed; on the spacious promenade, colorful and unique Maori sculptures are displayed; the reconstructed living area is scattered In the old, simple and durable aboriginal dwellings and storage rooms; in the small kiwi exhibition hall, a few lazy birds pacing among the gloomy grass~ It is a blessing to see and gain insight.
妖空I’ve been to a great hot spring twice. The first time was the luxurious pool that caught the light rain in the morning. Although it was raining, the view was still great on the lake because of the raindrops, and the mist was occasional with wild ducks and seagulls on the lake. Spread their wings and tidy their feathers as if they are also enjoying this moment of leisure in the hot spring. The temperature of the hot spring is moderate. Don't worry about soaking for too long and fainting. There are not many luxurious pools but the scenery is beautiful. There are few people very peaceful and comfortable. The second time is at night. The ordinary lake view pool I chose is a bit disappointed. The clothes need to be placed in the frame instead of in the cabinet. Although there are cabinets, the door can only be opened and closed once.☹️ There are a lot of people and the inner wall of the pool is a bit rough. It is uncomfortable to sit for a long time and occasionally move. When the people are too messy, many people wear slippers to go to the pool and still think it is OK. The water is very dirty. There is always a tingling feeling on the body. Although the second experience is not good, the quality of the hot spring is still good. It’s very sweet and it’s recommended to have a slippery skin. The luxury pool is more expensive but the experience is excellent (the photos are all of the luxury pool)
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori VillageRotorua,New Zealand
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The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand. It is known for its population of Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species found exclusively in New Zealand. This cave is part of the waitomo streamway system that includes the Ruakuri Cave, Lucky Strike, and Tumutumu Cave. Their exploration was conducted with candlelight on a raft going into the cave where the stream goes underground (now the cave's tourist exit.) As they began their journey, they came across the Glowworm Grotto and were amazed by the twinkling glow coming from the ceiling. As they travelled further into the cave by poling themselves towards an embankment, they were also astounded by the limestone formations. These formations surrounded them in all shapes and sizes.
The Hobbiton Movie Set was a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy. It is situated on a family run farm about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Hinuera and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand, and is now a Tolkien tourism destination, offering a guided tour of the set. The underlying geology of the area is that of the Hinuera Formation, a group of alluvial silts, sands and gravels laid down in the last glacial period. Originally largely marshland, it was transformed in the 19th century by a large-scale drainage scheme and is now fertile agricultural land that is also a major racehorse breeding area.
Featuring carved wooden pillars from Pakistan, elegant Afghan rugs, charming fireplaces, sprawling terraces and idyllic gardens, The Talisman blends fine dining with unbridled eclecticism. We have made every effort to create the ideal ambience for those seeking a candle-lit romantic dinner, a casual evening drink with friends, an outdoor lunch with family and everything in between. This is all complemented by distinguished service from our cordial staff. Welcome to the Talisman.
Rotorua, or the city that is often referred to as the city of sulfur, is indeed famous for its very active geothermal area. In addition to Geysers, visitors to Tourist Attractions in New Zealand can visit lakes and red wood forests.
Geysers occur when hot water underground is forced through narrow gaps. The pressure builds up and the result is a series of eruptions of extremely hot water and steam. Many of the geysers in the Rotorua Volcanic Field are known for their periodic eruptions.
New Zealand's largest and most famous tourist geyser in Rotorua is the Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, which erupts up to 20 times a day and shoots steam as high as 30 meters into the air.
Pohutu Geyser erupts once or twice every hour and can reach a height of up to 30 m. Most of the time the geysers are seen constantly splashing a little. This is also the reason why the geyser is called Pohutu which means constant spark in the Maori.
When visiting the Red wood Forest, visitors can spend time among the giant trees which feels very special. These trees seemed to soar high into the sky. This is a very beautiful place to mingle with nature. It is accessible via the Redwood trail in Te Mata Park.
Te Whare Nui o Tuteata is a cutting-edge showcase for engineered timber that demonstrates both the aesthetic and environmental merits of the material. Built as a new headquarters for a Crown Research Institute that specializes in technology development for the forestry industry, the design of the SCION Innovation Hub sought to contribute to New Zealand’s carbon-zero future. The soaring structural diagrid that forms the three-story atrium is made of high-performing laminated veneer Lumber complete with dovetail node joints.
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Awesome spa experience
We had the deluxe package and loved every minute of it. The massages were superb and the hot pools were amazing - especially the private pool after the massage. The lunch was also excellent. What really stood out was how well organised everything was with impeccable service. #wintergetaway
Agrodome is a great place to visit that we have learnt lots with the show include demonstration on how to shave the sheep, types of sheep and more. After the show, we had tour to the farm and feed the animals. It is great place to visit with family.
The redwoods in New Zealand aren’t as big as those in California but if you’re in the area definitely go by and see them. They have built bridges in the canopy and it puts me in mind of the Ewok Village from Star Wars. You can also walk the trails or rent a bicycle and enjoy the area. This is another nice place in New Zealand where you can get outdoors and just enjoy nature!
While on the North Island of New Zealand I visited the glowworm caves and we rafted. I had whitewater rafted before and was expecting something adventurous like that. However, the water in the glowworm caves was peaceful and lacked some of the adventure I was expecting. This would be a wonderful family adventure.