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If you go to New Zealand’s thermal region...

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What to do

Whakarewarewa: The Living Thermal Village

17 Tryon St., Rotorua

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011-64-7-349-3463

whakarewarewa.com

Adults $24 ($49 with hangi meal), children $11 ($25 with hangi meal), family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $58.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rotorua

011-64-7-366-6333

waiotapu.co.nz

Adults $26, ages 5-15 $9, under 5 $2, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $64.

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Road, Rotorua

011-64-7-333-1861

hotpools.co.nz

Public pools: Adults $11, ages 5-15 $6, under 5 $3, family (2 adults and 2 children) $30; private pools (40 minutes) $14 per person, includes use of outside public pools.

Where to stay

Bayview Wairakei Resort

State Highway One, Taupo

011-64-7-374-8021

bayviewhotels.com

A variety of room configurations, including suites and family villas with kitchenettes, from $115.

Regent of Rotorua

1191 Pukaki St., Rotorua

011-64-7-348-4079

regentrotorua.co.nz

Centrally located boutique hotel with stylish suites, a mini gym, mineral thermal pool, and a spa treatment room, from $189.

Where to eat

Fat Dog Cafe

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua

011-64-7-347-7586

fatdogcafe.co.nz

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving creative New Zealand food, such as lamb and kumara (sweet potato) mash or wedges, in a quirky environment with local artwork. BYO wine. Breakfast $9-$14, lunch and dinner $10-$25.

The Pig and Whistle

1182 Tutanekai St., Rotorua

011-64-7-347-3025

pigandwhistle.co.nz

Housed in a former police station, it’s known for burgers, seafood chowder, and New Zealand lamb salad. Good selection of local beers. Lunch and dinner $11-$27.

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