Rotorua is considered the heart of the North Island. It is central to so many other cities and it really does have a lot of heart. Rotorua has 17 lakes within its region, and is well known for its geothermal activity which brings many tourists to the area every year. I grew up in the Bay of Plenty where there are no lakes, so as a child I visited Rotorua many many times and grew fond of Lake Tarawera in particular (which has its own incredible history), but there are so many others I need to explore also. Watch this space! If you are interested in prints or purchasing images please visit my price page or contact me.