Rotorua: North Island Adventure Capital
Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island has “re-invented itself as the adventure capital of the North Island,” writes Sandra Smedhall for CNN.
Its “unique combination of forests, lakes, geothermal activity and Maori culture makes it a must-visit on any North Island tour.”
What to Do In Rotorua
- Go on a mountain biking adventure in the Redwoods, or Whakarewarewa Forest. Alternatively you can do the Rotorua Treewalk – “an over half a kilometre long walkway that consists of a series of 21 suspension bridges traversing the gaps between 22 majestic 110 year old Redwood trees.”
- Wakeboard, parasail, kayak or white-water raft down the seven meters high Rotorua’s Tutea Falls or go on a fishing tour on Lake Tarawara.
- One of the most popular activities in the area is Skyline Rotorua located atop Mount Ngongotaha. Activities include luge riding, stargazing and zip lining.
- For your adrenaline fix stop at Agroventures, which offers Swoop – “a super swing that hangs 40 meters above ground” and Schweeb – “the world’s only monorail raceway.”
- Take a scenic flight with Volcanic Air to Whakaari (White Island) and Mount Tarawera.
- Find out about Maori culture at Te Puia, a Maori cultural center or with Kaitiaki Adventures Aotearoa, who “offer ascents to the summit of Mount Tarawera led by a Maori guide,” as reported in the article.
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Article Source: CNN, Sandra Smedhall, September 14, 2016
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