Before visiting Rotorua we did not know what to expect other than the thermal attractions and associated odour.We were pleasantly surprised at the tree lined streets, good accommodation,great choice of food options and good choice for shopping. What surprised the most was how clean the place was Not a bit of discarded rubbish anywhere. Take a bow people of Rotorua. Another thing we enjoyed was browsing through the shops. We came upon a beautiful interior decorating place called Steiners that had a substantial Christmas tree in the front window made up of pine cones My wife fell in love with the shop and is pushing for us to visit Rotorua this Xmas just to see the tree lit up!!!