Rotorua is a major visitor attraction for cultural heritage, a main residential centre for the indigenous Maori. It also is in a unique setting with the city built on top of a geo thermal hot spot with naturally occurring geysers, bubbling mud pools and steam vents throughout the city. Rotorua is surrounded by 17 major lakes and several thermal parks. These parks have distinctive features that include geysers, vividly coloured lakes, mudpools and fumaroles. Full day.