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
Day Tour - Rotorua - Starting from NZ $205.00 per adult
Enjoy a day trip from Rotorua through across lush rolling farm landscape to the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves. See vaulted caverns, stalactites and stalagmites and hear how these limestone formations were created over millions of years. Your tour ends with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean cavern illuminated by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms - it's magical! Finally we retrace our steps and return to Rotorua, arriving in the early afternoon. More...
Wildlife - Rotorua
Paradise Valley Springs is Rotorua's Must See Wildlife Park. A superbly presented New Zealand Trout, Bird and Wildlife park, along with a pride of African Lions. Our Park is recognised internationally as being of the highest quality and is beautifully maintained. More...
Jet Boating - Rotorua
Welcome to Kawarau Jet, based on the shores of scenic Lake Rotorua, New Zealand. If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and adrenaline, it's K-Jet. You'll only have to look at the smiley faces of passengers who've embarked from the big yellow boat to know they've had an awesome experience. We offer an endless range of activities, combining sight seeing and the cultural aspects of the surrounding area with 'speed, spins and adrenaline'! More...
Day Tour - Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Starting from NZ $37.00 per adult
Prime Rotorua tourist attraction, Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers self guided tours through spectacular geothermal activity in the world's youngest geothermal system. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is home to wonderful plant and bird life, thermal hot springs, steaming cliffs, volcanic craters and many more geothermal features.We are just 20 minutes South of Rotorua and 40 minutes North of Taupo. More...
Attraction - Rotorua - Starting from NZ $35.00 per adult
Hell's Gate Geothermal Park is set in 50 acres with a large variety of thermal features, and is Rotorua's most active thermal park. Walk past steaming fumeroles and hot pools of boiling MUD so violent they are unnerving. More...
Hairy Berry Backpacker Hostel
- Backpacker, House Share, Student Accommodation.
"Feels like home" So come Stay & Play in the Bay... clean, friendly, relaxed... peaceful & quiet, situated between...
1.5-Hour Rotorua Highlights Tour
- Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Rotorua. Starting from $49.00 per person
This tour will take you to all the main highlights that Rotorua has to offer. There will be plenty of stops to take...