Story: Tourist industry

Rotorua brochure (2nd of 2)

Rotorua brochure

For decades attractions such as the Wairoa geyser at Rotorua ensured the geothermal region of the central North Island was the main tourist attraction in the country. At this time, in 1912, the area was touted as ‘Geyserland’.

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Tourism overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010