There are few unwavering facts in this life: Trump is the worst, crunchy is the only type of worthy peanut butter, and Rotorua smells like a fart. But you know what? That rotten-egg stench (which is the outcome of hydrogen sulphide emissions, mind you) is so very worth it. The place is beautiful. You’ll forget it’s even there in next to no time. There’s a reason this New Zealand destination, around a six-hour drive North of Wellington and three hours south of Auckland, is such a tourism hotspot, after all. In fact, there’s far more than one reason – but keep reading to see at least six because I don’t have all day. Rotorua is famed for its geothermal activity – it’s actually the reason it smells like 700 filthy uncles got together and simultaneously let it rip – so it makes sense that there is a smorgasbord of hot springs heated naturally from the earth’s mantle. Hells Gate is the obvious option for many because it’s also got a mud pool which is 10/10 fun but Polynesian Spa definitely deserves your consideration. Not only is it conveniently located in town (Hells is a good 20 min drive from the centre, at least), but I personally found it more relaxing and serene. The choice is ...