I’m really excited to interview Chantal Patton of Growing Up Without Borders about Rotorua, New Zealand. Chantal’s tips for the best things to do in Rotorua are awesome because Chantal and her family travel the world and have never seen a place quite like Rotorua. The whole town is completely volcanic with steam coming out of the ground from the most unusual of places.
Rotorua, New Zealand
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Rotorua, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Rotorua
The local airport is Rotorua Regional Airport (ROT), which is a ten-minute drive to downtown.
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Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Chantal Patton about Rotorua, New Zealand. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Rotorua, New Zealand
- Green dots = best things to do in Rotorua, New Zealand
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Rotorua, New Zealand
Who is Chantal Patton?
Chantal Patton, otherwise known as Growing Up Without Borders has traveled to 100 countries with her husband and 3 girls over the last 8 years. Chantal shares what triggered this wild adventure and goal to travel to every country in the world and shares her secrets to living a mobile life whilst keeping a good work/travel/family life balance.
Here are a few of their YouTube videos:
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Brandon Miller of Second Passport shares the best things to do in Toronto, Canada. In this episode, Brandon and I talk about visiting the Toronto Christmas Market, taking a ferry to Toronto Island, and the Flatiron Building. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
To learn more about New Zealand and Australia, please listen to our other episodes from this region:
- Rainbow Falls, Te Ahurea & The Kemp House in Kerikeri, New Zealand
- Australia Zoo, Coastal Islands & Adventure World in Brisbane, Australia
- Swimming the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia with Tyson Franklin
- Best Things to Do in Sydney, Australia with Jennifer McDermott
- Art Deco Festival, National Aquarium & Wine Tasting in Napier, New Zealand