Photo Credit – Rotorua viewed from gondola up Mount Ngongotaha.
Thursday, April 21, R – Rotorua
Rotorua is in the in the Bay of Plenty Region in the North Island of New Zealand.
The Rotorua District has a total estimated population of 69,200, (June 2015 estimate).
Rotorua has the nickname Sulphur City, because of the hydrogen sulphide emissions, which gives Rotorua a “rotten eggs” smell, as well as rotten-rua combining its legitimate name and the rotten smell prevalent.
It really isn’t as bad as it sounds, I have been there and I quite enjoy it especially the sulphur smell it clears my nose, makes it easier to breathe.
But it’s certainly isn’t a place you will find anywhere else in New Zealand.
Prince of Wales Feathers and Pōhutu geysers erupting in Rotorua, New Zealand
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