Rotorua is actually located in a zone of heavy geothermal activity, being built at the junction of two tectonic plaques. This peculiar situation makes it the perfect place to enjoy geysers, boiling lakes, fluorescent lakes, and get yourself a relaxing bath in hot pools and mud pools.
Hobbiton. The Shire.
To many people, many tourists, New Zealand is first of all the country of the Lord of the Rings. The country of Mordor, Rivendell, Orcs and… Hobbits. Thus Hobbiton seems like a must-do while in New Zealand. Hobbiton is the place where Peter Jackson set up his Shire when he filmed the Lord of the Rings trilogy.