We drove down to Rotorua for a second time on the weekend, to get a photo of the Dubai A320 that was in town. It was a nice day, so a bit of exploring was in order! Lake Tarawera isn't too far east from Rotorua, and it's a nice spot. At this time of year the lake is fairly quiet, and the views across to Mount Tarawera are lovely. On the way is the buried village. We didn't go through that as it was quite expensive, but maybe next time.