2. Champagne Pools, Wai-O-Tapu
Rotorua has its fair share of natural wonders. If it hadn’t been for the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886, we may well have been talking about the pink and white terraces which drew visitors from around the world.
As it is, they were sadly destroyed but we were still left with some amazing wonders in Rotorua and the Champagne Pools at Wai-o-Tapu are right up there. The vivid colours and the smell (there’s a lot of sulphur around Rotorua) make this a must on any New Zealand visit.