Back Your Backyard: 12-hour guide to Rotorua
If you haven’t got long in this beautiful geothermal town, then it pays to plan your visit so you know exactly what hot spots to head to first.
From a bakery-style breakfast to 100 per cent vegan food and drinks, and local beers on tap to end the evening (with some sight-seeing in between of course), Rotorua sure makes it easy to be a very content visitor.
Volcanic Hills Winery (Wine Tasting)
176 Fairy Springs Road
Situated at the top of the Skyline gondola, head to Volcanic Hills Winery where wine tasting is the name of the game. Grapes are delivered from the best wine growing regions about the country and made into their respective varieties once they make it to Rotorua, so send the young ones off to the luge and sit back in this serene, contemporary space for a few hours. There’s plenty of tasting to be done after all.