Rotorua – Baths & Gardens

Rotorua Public Baths (Museum)

Rotorua isn’t a particularly exciting town but it does have a lot of mildly volcanic activity – clouds of smelly steam leaking into the streets everywhere, hot mud pools, that sort of thing. Holiday spa town might sum it up, and it lives up to this with a beautiful public park and a fabulously Bavarian Public Baths. A while ago the Baths became a Museum; most recently, though, it’s all been closed down as an earthquake risk. There’s talk of putting it right, but it doesn’t look hopeful.

Rotorua Gardens

Around the Baths is a lovely set of formal gardens. Here are some of the regular favourites… and there’s a whole separate page devoted to Rotorua – Roses.