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    What to do

    Whakarewarewa: The Living Thermal Village

    17 Tryon St., Rotorua

    011-64-7-349-3463

    whakarewarewa.com

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    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

    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

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    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

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    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.