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This North Island geothermal wonderland is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations. Nicara Lakeside accommodation is your perfect base from which to see all the many different sights and year round activities Rotorua has to offer.

Unique to Rotorua is the characteristic smell of sulphur, earning the town the nickname 'Sulphur City.' While not a pleasant smell, it definitely adds to the visitor experience. We hasten to add however, Nicara Lodge has no sulphur smells to disturb your stay.

Rotorua still is the heartland of the New Zealand Maori culture. There are a number of Maori Villages and cultural activities throughout the city. From the night-time performance at Mitai, including a traditionally cooked Hangi meal, to the fascinating Maori historic settlement at Ohinemutu. All cultural, adventurous and natural experiences have their own unique character; the choice is yours.

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