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We hope you find the following travel tips helpful.
If you are travelling from the USA with a curling iron or hairdryer please be aware our power supply is
240 and if you use appliances without a transformer they will fry. Please don't be confused by a converter.
They only convert the plug adapter and not the electricity voltage.
You would be better off buying a curling iron here.
Also, NZ is a very relaxed nation so our attire for day and evening is smart casual. No heels, no jackets just
pure relaxation! Plus there are many places where you can do laundry at a reasonable cost so don't overpack.
If you have any letters to post please leave these on the counter in the Breakfast Room. A word of warning - the NZ postal service has been privatised.
When purchasing your stamps make sure you are posting the cards at the correct boxes.
If you have any questions please just ask.
- Rotorua is ideally located in the centre of the North Island. It's just a one hour drive to Lake Taupo, Whakatane (White Island offshore), Tauranga and the beautiful beach of Mount Maunganui. Waitomo Caves can be can be reached in under 2 hours.
- Our city has won the Most Beautiful Place in New Zealand to live as the image shows. Our city centre is stunning. The flower beds which adorn the town are lovingly tended. The streets are paved and beautifully clean.
- The Rotorua Lakefront at the end of the main street is a hive of activity. Float planes and helicopters which fly over Mt Tarawera Volcano, the Lakeland Queen Paddle Steamer lazily cruising the lake along with many other fun things to do. There are quiet bays which are great spots to catch the sun or a quiet read. St Faith's Church overlooking the lake is well worth a visit.
- Rotorua offers a wide variety of wining and dining. The range of eateries is excellent from fine dining to casual cafes. Eat Streat at the lower end of the town is an ideal place to end your day, but there are other restaurants outside this zone that are worthy of your consideration. Just ask.
- The Redwood Forest is ideal for a walk or a bike ride. It's a huge area so the Forest Visitor Information Centre will advise and provide maps. It is a quiet, magical experience.
- Whilst Rotorua is stunning and deserves a 2 - 4 night stay - if it's beaches you are looking for, then within 30 minutes you can be on glorious and relatively empty beaches. The images on this page of beaches are all under an hour from Rotorua.
- There are 16 of the most glorious lakes in the Rotorua area. The most famous of these are the Blue and Green Lakes and Lake Tarawera. Here at The Springs we can advise how to make the most of your lakes experience. They are stunning.
- Golf and fishing are huge sports here in our town. In fact Danny Lee is a member of the Springfield golf club further down our street. We have 4 clubs within easy distance from The Springs and we will happily book a Tee Time.
- Trout fishing is easily arranged as we have great guides that can take you for the day or a half day.
- Rotorua is already well known for many other things such as a Spa town, we are the heart of Maori Culture and geothermal activity and our sheep show at the Agrodome is great fun and extremely informative.
- By the way, not all of Rotorua city smells of sulphur, however, if you are in the region of Sulphur Point or in the middle of a geothermal wonderland do expect to experience our unique perfume!