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In and around Rotorua

Travel Itinerary -
Days: 4
Season: All
trip transport traveler type
Country: New Zealand
Travel Interests: Tours and Sightseeing,World heritage sites
Description: Rotorua is a small city in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a tourism hub with heaps of adventure activities, geothermal attractions, and pretty lakes. here you'l find our Rotorua travel itinerary, the best things to do in and around Rotorua for 3 days.
Created by Maayan Ashkenazi
Last modified 14/10/2018
Trips liked: 0
Day 1

Arrival to Rotorua

Day 2

Rotorua

Day 3

Rotorua

Day 4

From Rotorua to Tongariro national park

My best travel tips
Health
Sun safety in New Zealand: Sun safety is no joke on this side of the world. So, be prepared to slather yourself with 50+ SPF sunscreen on a daily basis. Typical burn time in New Zealand is about 10 minutes. That is, you can be in the sun for up to 10 minutes without protection before you begin to burn. Due to a hole in the atmosphere’s ozone layer, you can burn easily in New Zealand (and Australia). Just like the Earth has different layers, so does our atmosphere. Ozone, located in the Earth’s stratosphere, absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun, but it is able to sneak in through this hole.
Language
New Zealand language: www.tourism.net.nz
Local costum
New Zealand Maori culture: www.newzealandnow.govt.nz
New Zealand Haka: www.newzealand.com
Money and cost
New Zealand currency: The currency in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Banknotes come in an array of colors and feel like they are made of plastic. Denominations include $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknotes and $1, $2, 10c, 20c, and 50c coins. The exchange rate for the United States Dollar (USD) is currently about 1 USD = 1.4 NZD. This is a pretty good deal for visitors from the US! For every US Dollar, you will gain 40 cents. It’s pretty easy to quickly do the math in your head when you want to estimate how much an item would cost in USD. What I do is subtract $4 for every $10 in the total. For example, a $20 NZD visit to the movies is $12 USD. Or a $50 NZD grocery store bill will be around $30 USD.
Packing list
New Zealand immigration: www.immigration.govt.nz
Sleeping
Rotorua hotels: www.booking.com
There’s no doubt about it – hostels {unless you do coach surfing or similar} are the cheapest way to bag your own little bit of space and rest your head. Obviously they’re not for everyone and even if you do fancy a little more privacy than a dorm, hostel private rooms are usually still cheaper than checking into a hotel. When you’re in as beautiful a country as New Zealand, you’ll want to minimise time in your room and maximise time in the mountains. Accommodation is a perfect component to cheap out on and save money in New Zealand with. Hostel beds in New Zealand cost between $27-35 dollars per night. Check out this hostels in New Zealand: www.booking.com
Tours and attractions
New Zealand Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do: www.partner.viator.com
Transportation
Car rental New Zealand: www.rentalcars.com
Drive on the left side of the road: Driving on the left means that the driver’s seat is on the right. If you’ve never driven like this before, it takes a bit of time getting used to. Just remember that no matter what, the car should be on the left side of the road at all times. For example, when you turn right, your car should be on the left when you’ve completed your turn. Another way to remember this is that your body (as the driver) should always be in the middle of the road.
One lane bridges are everywhere in New Zealand . Sometimes you’ll be driving down the road, come around a bend, and boom. One lane bridge with oncoming cars. There is usually a sign that indicates who is supposed to yield with a big arrow, but either way you need to slow down and make sure there isn’t someone else already on the bridge.
I recommend using Rentalcars to find quality rental cars at reasonable prices all over the world: www.rentalcars.com
Travel resources
Current Local Time in New Zealand: www.timeanddate.com
Weather
New Zealand weather: www.newzealand.com
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