It's the second time to come to rotorua. Super like this smelly city, Rotorua is a hot spring city full of stinky sulphur, but it has a superb beauty and high quality hot springs. The holy place of relaxation is Rotorua Lake in the center of rotorua. On sunny days, it's a calm and beautiful mirror. On rainy days, it's a smoky and mysterious mystery. On stormy days, it's a wave. When the weather is good, the lake can pedal boats to play in the lake, or take a cruise boat around the lake, or make an appointment to fly from the lake to the island in the middle of the lake for a close look at the crater or choose Polynesian Spa's high-level lake view hot spring beside the lake to enjoy the lake view. Either way, I believe everyone can find their own fun here.
Rotorua is near Auckland. Lake Rotorua is the third largest lake in New Zealand. It was formed after the volcanic eruption. Today coincides with the local Thursday night market. There are all kinds of food stalls in one street. They are very busy and smoky (pay on Wednesday night and pay on Thursday). Today, I'm going to see the famous Waitomo Firefly Cave. Entering the firefly cave by boat, in the darkness, we can only see the green light dots scattered on the cave wall, which is a wonderful world of firefly green elves. Unfortunately, we can't take photos in the cave.
It is an industrial city in the north-central part of New Zealand's North Island. Located on the Hunan side of Rotorua, 221 kilometers away from Auckland City, with natural hot springs, it is a Maori settlement and a famous tourist attraction with a population of 54,700. Rotorua is Maori, meaning "Shuanghu". Lake Rotorua covers an area of 23 square kilometres. The city is full of hot springs, and the suburbs are densely forested. Lakes, mountains, birds, seagulls, sulphur in the air, hot springs, grey and yellow mud boiling, plus the colorful Maori culture, tourists come all year round.
Lake Rotorua is the most famous scenic spot in the city. It is the largest of the 13 lakes in Rotorua. It is very close to the city and can be hiked. This lake is formed by the depression caused by volcanic eruption. It has picturesque scenery and clear water. Tourists go fishing, swimming, boating or walking along the lake. Black swans swim around the lake.
The lake is very quiet. There are black swans in the lake. They rest gracefully by the lake. Tourists will eat breadcrumbs for the birds and ducks by the lake. There are chartered boats, canoes and other water recreation facilities near the lake. Parents bring their children to play a lot on weekends. Actually, the lake is very big. I only walked around about 2 kilometers. I was tired and had a bench to rest. I went around 4 o'clock. The lake reflected the sunshine beautifully.
The end of June is early winter, but it's not cold. A coat is enough. Along the lake shore, many people are relaxing. It's a few minutes'walk from the government garden. So for tourists, there is no reason not to go to these two places in this city. I was very impressed that I had experienced the first flat tire of overseas self-driving by the lakeside, which was solved smoothly with the help of well-intentioned people.
The city is named for the lake. The volcanic eruption depression is formed. The geothermal steam is surrounded by the lake. The sulfur content in the lake water is very high. The town has a strong smell of sulfur, and the lake water is green and blue. There are black swans swimming everywhere, and they are not afraid of people at all.
We stayed at a motel on Lake Rotorua for ten minutes by car. We got up early in the morning and saw the beautiful sunshine in the sky. We hurried to ask Mr. Rotorua to drive over. There are wild ducks, swans, seagulls in the lake, and several planes parked on the water. It should be a helicopter sightseeing project. Because Rotorua has abundant geothermal resources, so that night continue to live here, soak in a hot bath, relieve fatigue.