I loved everything about this city … except having to leave! Here are a few parting words and photos.

No visit to Rotorua would be complete without attending a Māori cultural event and enjoying a hangi feast!

I go off the beaten path to see the non-touristy things the locals love.

Tired of looking at spectacular geothermals? How about a spectacular redwood forest? Rotorua has that too.

Geothermals, Māori culture, and the world-famous Pōhutu Geyser!

This self-described “thermal wonderland” is a must-see in the New Zealand city of Rotorua. It’s also a must-smell!