New Zealand's North Island with its unique 7 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks, fiords, lakes,
rivers, native rugged bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's
central plateau to the central North Island skifields of
Turoa by bus and coach from
(Pop: 55,600) (from Māori: Te
"The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern
shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty region of the
North Island of New Zealand.
The city is in the heart of the North Island, just 60 kilometres (37 mi)
Tauranga, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of
Taupo, 105 kilometres (65 mi) east of Hamilton, and 230 kilometres (140 mi)
Rotorua is a major
destination for both domestic and international tourists, with the tourism
industry being by far the largest industry in the district. The city is
known for its geothermal activity, with a number of geysers, notably the
Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa, and hot mud pools located in the city. This
thermal activity owes itself to the Rotorua caldera on which the city lies.
Rotorua is also a top adventure destination and is New Zealand's Maori
Rotorua welcomes you, with true warmth. It's
offering you the very best Rotorua can give, of the people, the history, the
land. It's about looking after you, and its something Rotorua takes great
Te Arawa people were New Zealand's first hosts, guiding visitors safely
across the waters of Lake Tarawera to the splendid Pink and White Terraces.
descendants are the Maori you meet today. Rotorua is like no other place,
its spirit expressed by its stunning landscape. Its raw beauty has enchanted
visitors from around the world for more than 160 years. Stand upon active
volcanoes, peer into massive craters - see boiling mud, exploding geysers
and enjoy unspoiled native forests that cloak the land. And throughout this
vista are 14 crystal lakes, brimming with trout and awaiting your tender
Rotorua is a vibrant, modern city with so many attractions and activities,
your most difficult task will be to decide how much you can cram into the
time you have.
very compact - there's no traffic congestion, and you can easily get around
town on foot.
Travelling from Rotorua is on modern eco-friendly air conditioned InterCity Coachlines
buses and coaches
that feature reclining seats with foot and foot rests.
Sights operate premier sightseeing and touring coach services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, onboard
toilet/washroom facilities and guided commentary.
overnight bus services between
Rotorua, Hamilton, Taupo, Palmerston North
Wellington with the
Cook Strait ferry services
Wellington in the North Island to
Picton in the South Island,
with connecting bus services to and from Picton, Blenheim, Nelson, Kaikoura
The Starlighter overnight service features reclining
seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two
refreshment/comfort stops on route.
There is combined bus and ferry travel allowing you to make one
reservation, pay one fare and travel on one ticket, from Rotorua to
If you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty
there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
lots more. Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.