Rotorua has so many attractions that it is difficult to describe them all. From natural wonders to a village buried by a volcano, every visitor can find something of interest. The buried village is Te Wairoa which was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Tarawera in 1886. The excavated site is now a living museum and village descendants serve as the guides. The tour begins in the Museum of Te Wairoa. There is much unique wildlife in New Zealand and some of it can be seen at the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. The park is open 24 hours so visitors can view the nocturnal animals too. Vayama.com offers many fine accommodations in the way of budget hotels in Rotorua near the attractions.
While in Rotorua you should visit Hell's Gate which is a thermal area with hot springs, warm mineral pools, geysers and an active mud volcano. There are amazing boiling pools of mud that contain health benefitting minerals. Visitors can experience a mud bath or mask first hand at the Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa. For those who would like to understand more about the history of the city the Rotorua Museum of Art and History will do. The museum has extensive cultural and historical exhibits that describe the life and times of the Arawa and Maori cultures. These are just some of the interesting attractions close to discount hotels in Rotorua.