Gary Coy of Christchurch is the Great Rotorua Break TravelSmart Club member winner for the October GoSee prize draw.
The Great Rotorua Break package is worth a total of $1200.
The other GoSee October winners are Phillip Newman of Cambooya, Queensland and Ken Pearson of Traralgon, Victoria.
Gary Coy's Great Rotorua Break prize includes Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experience and Hells Gate, accommodation for two nights in a park motel at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park, two days intermediate car rental courtesy of DriveNow, Double tickets to Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience and a double pass to Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking Tour.
The sacred island of the Te Arawa people Mokoia Island, is in the heart of Lake Rotorua and steeped in cultural history.
Hinemoa and Tutanekai lovers from Te Arawa legend
It is an iconic Rotorua landmark dating back to 1350 AD. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences offers a series of unique visitor experiences on Mokoia Island. The legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai is celebrated in Rotorua city where the City Focus intersection commemorates one of New Zealand's greatest love stories.
A number of endangered species have been introduced to Mokoia Island.
They include the Weka, North Island Robin (Toutouwai), and Saddleback (Tieke).
With Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences you may also see native birds such as the Pukeko (swamp hen), Papango (Teal), and Tui.
The Kiwi is the sole survivor of an ancient order of birds including the now extinct Moa. Kiwis also live on Mokoia Island but are naturally shy birds and are usually only active at night.
The Kokako is found nowhere else in the world. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences says the Ultimate Island Experience is over 2 to 3 hours with daily departures: 9:30am, 1pm, and 3pm
Rotorua's newest luxury passenger fast cat the Wai Ora, cruises to a traditional welcome from the Maori people of Te Arawa. Guides share history and culture with visitors.
Hinemoa's hot pool gives feet a treat while legend of New Zealand's famous 'Forbidden Love Story, the Maoris own 'Romeo and Juliet' is related.
German couple enjoy Hells Gate mud spa
Hells Gate is a hot time with steaming bubbling thermal activities, mud pools and hot springs spiced with Maori culture.
There is now an interactive area which introduces visitors to whakairo (wood carving) trained artists guide visitors from 10 am to 5pm daily.
Weaving with flax, and tattoo (moko) face painting using water-based ink add depth to touring the Thermal Park, mud bath and spa.
On the 50 acres of Hells Gate Geothermal Park steaming fumaroles and hot pools of boiling mud so are violent they are unnerving.
Ancient Maori Warriors ventured through the swirling clouds of steam, past the hot pool where the Maori Princess Hurutini lost her life, past the violent geothermal activity of the Inferno to Kakahi Falls, the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
Here, warriors would bathe in the sulphurous waters to heal their wounds after battle and remove the tapu (sacredness) of war.
The unique geothermal muds and waters of Rotorua are renown for their curative and invigorating propertiesand this is particularly so at Hells Gate - Rotoruas most active thermal park.
For more than 700 years Hells Gate or Tikitere as it is known to the Maori (New Zealands indigenous people) has been a special place of wellness from the medicinal sulphur lake to the curative waters and muds of Hurutini (name of a geothermal pool).
Accommodation for two nights in a park motel at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park plus 2 hr Trout Fishing Tuition and Charter with The Trout Man www.waiteti.com
This anglers paradise is close to Rotoruas main tourist attractions from concerts and hangi to zorbing and luging. Waiteti is a good fit for families with a range of accommodation to suit most budgets.
Accommodation options include private streamside tent and powered sites, cabins, private lodge rooms and park motels.
For children there is a playground trampoline, swimming, free kayaks and dinghy on the stream or there is a big games room.
The hot spa is popular too. For beginners The Trout Man package introduces the skills of rod and line. There is also help available with how to smoke your own fish. Pets are welcome by arrangement.
Two days intermediate car rental courtesy of DriveNow www.drivenow.co.nz
DriveNow is an innovative company which produces attractive rental deals on vehicles from distressed inventory which would otherwise be left idle.
From a campervan in Queenstown, a people mover from Auckland Airport or a rental car to drive from Christchurch to Auckland, DriveNow provides options from New Zealand's premier vehicle hire companies, including: Budget Rent-a-Car, Apollo Motorhome Holidays, National, Thrifty, Avis, Britz, Maui, Backpacker Campervans, and smartcars.
The DriveNow's innovative approach to rental vehicles produces cheaper prices and gives customers access to competitive deals. DriveNow is in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, and Queenstown.
Double tickets to Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience www.mitai.co.nz
Mitai is an authentic introduction to Maori culture.
Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park
Mitai Maori culture
Cathedral Rocks Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua
Luxury fast cat Wai Ora flies across Lake Rotorua