By far one of New Zealand's most famous cities, car hire in Rotorua is a popular way for many travellers visiting Rotorua to explore the sites of this great city. A centre for geothermal activity, the city and its surrounding area is well known not only for its geysers and natural beauty, but for its local Mauri culture as well. With attractions throughout the area, and a picturesque coast just to the north, car hire is the best way to get around and see the sights without missing a thing. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations so finding a hire car in Rotorua is both easy and economical.
Built on a geothermal hotspot, Rotorua is a unique city indeed. When arriving into the city, make sure one of your first stops is the Tourist Information Centre on Fenton Street. Here you will find abundant information on the local attractions, and get some local advice on what not to miss out on. If you are driving your hire car along Matamata route from Auckland, keep an eye out for Hobbiton. Built as a set for the filming of Lord of the Rings, this life-size Hobbit village has been preserved and is now a tourist attraction, particularly popular with families.
Once you see a few of the attractions Rotorua has to offer, you will understand why it is such a popular destination for travellers. The geothermal activity from below results in geysers, boiling mud pools, and steam vents around the city. The most popular area for activity is Te Puia, named after a fortress which stood there centuries ago. The descendants of the original Mauri live here today and offer guided tours of the park and it's 'stars', the hot mud pools and geysers. The park also has performances showing Mauri culture, and displays of local arts and crafts also. Book online today with Auto Europe and on Rotorua car hire!
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