Places to Visit in Rotorua
The Buried Village
The Buried Village is a reconstructed Maori dwelling place that was caught in
the 1886 Tarawera eruption. The site was excavated and you can see various
exhibits from this. There are also scenic walks there which take you past
some pretty waterfalls and streams.
This is the Agrodome, which must be visited if only to experience its
typically New Zealand brand of weirdness. It is fantastic.
Anthropologists will one day excavate the Agrodome and be utterly
puzzled as to what its cultural significance was. Ever wondered what the
difference is between Black Romney, Dorset Horn,
Drysdale, Cheviot and Perendale sheep? The Agrodome has
these and a great many other types of sheep you probably didn't know
existed. Some of these sheep are very bizarre
looking, not at all like the pictures on Christmas cards and carpet
commercials. The Agrodome sponsors sheep shows, shearing displays,
sheep dog trials, farm tours and horse riding. Its situated at the
north west edge of the city of Rotorua.
The Rotorua Art & History Museum
The Rotorua Art & History Museum (Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa) has
some nice exhibits and contains artifacts that display the cultural
heritage of the Arawa tribe, who were the main pre-European
inhabitants of Rotorua.