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Places of interest

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Buried Village of Te Wairoa popular

http://www.buriedvillage.co.nz/

Museum and excavated village sites telling the story of the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt. Tarawera. Guided tours available.

Kiwi Encounter popular

http://www.kiwiencounter.co.nz/

An opportunity to see the kiwi bird in a conservation centre that includes a working hatchery and nursery, a nocturnal area and a kiwi culture exhibit.

Rainbow Springs Nature Park popular

http://www.rainbowsprings.co.nz/

Crystal clear fresh water springs, native New Zealand plants and redwoods. See wild rainbow trout, kiwi housed in a purpose-built kiwi house, and the only live tuatara in Rotorua.

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland popular

http://www.geyserland.co.nz/

Active geothermal environment, including geysers (the Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am), bubbling mud pools, volcanic craters and the champagne pool. Located 20 minutes drive from Rotorua.