A bathhouse opened at these Government Gardens springs in 1882, and people have been swearing by the waters ever since. There is...
Tamaki Maori Village
An established favourite, Tamaki does an excellent twilight tour to a marae (meeting house) and Maori village 15km south of Rotorua....
This large, glass-fronted restaurant dishes up better-than-average, spicy-as-you-like Thai food in generous servings. There are...
Government Gardens · interesting places nearby
Blue Baths information
The gorgeous Spanish Mission–style Blue Baths opened in 1933 (and, amazingly, were closed from 1982 to 1999). Today you can visit a small museum recalling the building’s heyday, with recorded anecdotes and displays in the old changing rooms. If it all makes you feel like taking a dip yourself, the heated pool (adult/child/family $11/6/30) awaits. Ask about occasional dinner-and-cabaret shows (from $125 per person).