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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



    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

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    201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rotorua


    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



    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


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

    Regent of Rotorua


    1191 Pukaki St., Rotorua


    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


    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


    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.