Rotorua conjures up adventure thrills and attractions of every kind. The 16 lakes offer plenty of fishing, walking trails and water based activities, while the therapeutic waters have made Rotorua a popular base for spa and wellness. Maori culture is integral to the region, with over 35 maraes, cultural attractions, and live Maori shows. Tauranga and Mount Maunganui are popular holiday spots, while 48km off the coast of Whakatane is White Island, one of the world's few active marine volcanoes.Rotorua & The Bay of Plenty offer contrasting landscapes in Central North Island. Rotorua is defined by its extraordinary steaming geysers, bubbling mud pools and ledges of colourful silica. The Bay of Plenty is nearly 100 miles of golden beaches, renowned cuisine and year round mild climate.