Rotorua is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located in the Bay of Plenty region, approximately 200 kilometres (124 miles) south of Auckland. Rotorua is a popular tourist destination, known for its geothermal activity, Maori culture, and outdoor activities. The city sits on the shores of Lake Rotorua, a large, shallow lake that is fed by hot springs and geysers. The geothermal activity in Rotorua is due to the city's location on the Taupo Volcanic Zone, a major fault line that runs through the North Island. Geothermal activity manifests itself in a variety of ways, including hot springs, mud pools, geysers, and steam vents. Maori culture is also an important part of Rotorua. The city is home to a number of Maori villages, where visitors can learn about Maori culture and traditions.