Country: New Zealand
Region: Bay of Plenty, Waikato
Location: 38 ° 7 ‘S 176 ° 19′ E
Population: 68,000

Twin Cities:

  • Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
  • Beppu, Japan
  • Lake Macquarie, Australia
  • Wuzhong, China

Rotorua – the city (about 68 thousand. Inhabitants, including 35% Maori) in New Zealand in the central part of the North Island (234 km from Auckland, 457 from Wellington), located on Lake Rotorua. An important center of Maori culture, it is the only Maori theater. Considered the capital of New Zealand geothermal phenomena. Park is located around the old sanatorium building (now a museum), geothermal waters of sulfur (in the city rises to the characteristic smell of hydrogen sulfide). Te Puia Geothermal Park geyser Pohutu of throwing streams of steam and hot water to a height of 20 meters, 4 – 5 times per hour. Near the Tarawera volcano, whose eruption in 1886 destroyed the Maori village and a small hotel for tourists viewers Pink Terraces (were completely destroyed during the eruption). Increased volcanic eruption and created a lake Tarawera Volcanic Valley Waimangu valley with numerous geothermal phenomena.

A large tourist resort, every year about 1.6 million visitors. Well-developed accommodation and catering.

Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand is one of the most interesting areas of geothermal activity. Here are some hot springs, geysers, hissing outlet passages and a lake full of violently bubbling mud. Due to the ubiquitous, strong smell of the place is called the City of Sulphur.

Slightly south, Whakarewarewa (in Maori “spot the rising steam”) is the largest geyser in New Zealand – Pohutu (rozpryskujący). Sometimes, at intervals of several minutes, sometimes monthly, it produces a hot fountain with a height of 30 m. This phenomenon can take up to 40 minutes.

To the east lies Tikitere, which said that there was a princess maoruska committed suicide by throwing himself into the boiling pond. Hell’s Gate (Gate of Hell) in Tikitere is the only hot waterfall (38 ° C) in the southern hemisphere.