Whakarewarewa, Rotorua - 5c
Set in a landscape of geothermal activity lies Whakarewarewa, a traditional M-aori village that has occupied the area for more than 200 years. Famed for its hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools, Whakarewarewa boasts the largest geyser in New Zealand. Its name is an abbreviation of Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope A Waihiao, which means 'the uprising of the war party at Waihiao', referring to a war party performing a war dance by the geysers before going into action.
Central Otago - 10c
Central Otago, the most inland region of New Zealand, is a place like no other. It is the driest, hottest and coldest place in the country and has a powerful landscape of contrasts