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12 Hours Rotorua

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Rotorua

If you haven’t got long in this beautiful geothermal town, then it pays to plan your visit so you know exactly what hot spots to head to first.

Neighbourhood

Fairy Springs

Only a five minute drive from the township’s main drag, Rotorua’s wild suburb of Fairy Springs offers a treasure trove of local gems worth sniffing out. From the sweeping hilltop views to the quiet retreat of the bush, Mother Nature’s finest is complemented by a quirky collective of businesses sprinkling an extra helping of charm throughout the streets and forest floors.

Sure, you may be able to count the street names on one hand, but this neighbourhood manages to squeeze in an eclectic offering to tickle all fancies. Swing from treetops and mountainsides, mosey into boutique studios, experience a traditional hangi, taste local wines and tuck into a plant-based brunch. Adrenaline junkies, culture fiends, spa buddies and forever-hungry foodies – come one, come all!

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