The Smell of Rotorua
Nick-named The Sulphur City, Rotorua does have a rather unique pungent aroma. It has been described as smelling
distinctly like rotten eggs, and truth be told, it is indeed an odoriferous city. The smell however grows on you,
and not in an uncomfortable fungal way! Rather, the smell is a reminder of the geothermal
activity of this beautiful region, the intense presence of beneficial minerals and the readily available natural
remedies that Mother Nature offers freely in Rotorua. Instead of the smell becoming unbearable the longer you stay,
the aroma fades, and once a traveller has moved on from Rotorua, it may even be missed.
Rotorua is an experience not to be missed when travelling New Zealand. Its geothermal significance is profound
and in most cases, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such wonders up close. The sometimes overpowering, but
most often just a whiff, scent of Rotorua is not a deterrent to visit rather an invitation to the senses to
envelope yourself in the natural marvels of this volcanic heartland.
Sulphur and its Miracles
Bathing in Rotorua's waters has been a noted medicinal treatment long before the early New Zealand government
commissioned the historic Bath House. Sulphur is a safe, non-toxic age-old remedy for every conceivable skin
irritation and infection and is FDA approved for the treatment of acne. The hot pools, high in sulphur, have also
been said to assist in the easing of pains from arthritis and general aches and pains. Experience Rotorua's unique
health, beauty and spa treatments; warm yourself in hot mineral pools, or relax and enjoy natural product spa and
Find out what unique Health, Beauty and Spa treatments Rotorua has to offer:
Featured Rotorua Health and Beauty Activities
Attraction - Rotorua
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand's leading international spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. In a tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua, visitors can enjoy a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, sumptuous spa therapies, and picturesque lake views. More...
Princes Gate Hotel
The Princes Gate is a historical, boutique-style hotel in the centre of Rotorua. This classical 4.5-star hotel is...