“Kia ora”, Welcome to Rotorua
The city who have over 1 million visitors a year and we know how our visitors want to be treated! The Rotorua Branch of Ulysses meet at 10.00am each Saturday morning at the Lakeside Café for a yarn and coffee/tea. Motorcyclists are always welcome to park their bikes on the paved area in front of the café and join Rotorua Branch members
All you need to know about Rotorua
The Rotorua district has a multi-cultural population of approximately 70,000 people; some 35% are Maori. Rotorua city is located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua , while the district includes a number of rural and lakeside communities. An international tourism icon, Rotorua is renowned as the heartland of Maori culture. There are 16 lakes in the vicinity of Rotorua, many of which are fishable lakes packed with rainbow and brown trout. The lakes, all formed from the craters of extinct volcanoes, are a popular attraction for many water-based activities. From the moment visitors enter Rotorua they know they’re somewhere quite different. Whether it’s the sneaky threads of steam finding unlikely escape routes in parks, pathways and streets or the distinct scent of sulphur wafting through geothermal hot spots, Rotorua offers an impressive welcome.
The story of Stuart and Andrea’s experiences riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.
To read Andrea’s Route 66 Blog, go to the Editorial section of the August Rotorua Branch Newsletter or Google “pixieon2wheels”.