Rotorua Area

 

The Rotorua caldera is part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone and was formed over 200,000 years ago. Rotorua translates to “Second Lake” and is renowned for its constant, rotten egg smell. The area is home to the best geothermal features in New Zealand including hot springs, geysers, and mud pools. Many of these features are viewable in commercial attractions and others are in very hard-to-get places.