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It seemed to me that it is difficult to move around in New Zealand without a car. But when I decided to go, I made a research and I saw that it was quite easy.
i-SITE New Zealand is an official visitor information network. There are over 80 i-SITE Visitor Centres around New Zealand, which provide international visitors, domestic travellers and locals with comprehensive, up-to-date information.

The i-SITE Network provides a brand that is trusted to provide good quality, useful and relevant information that is vital to ensuring the visitors have a safe, stress-free and rewarding New Zealand holiday.

InterCity operates one of New Zealand's lowest cost transport networks, with bus fares from just $1 (plus booking fee). Over 100 daily services connect more than 600 towns, cities and communities nationwide.

With the fleet of modern and comfortable air-conditioned buses, InterCity operates scheduled daily departures to most destinations across the North and South Islands.

On the picture, the i-site in Rotorua.
Built by the Snell brothers of Hamilton and opened in 1914, the Old Post Office replaced the original 1880s building.

It consisted of two floors and a tower with rough cast cement plaster exterior and Tudor-style decorative timbering. The building incorporates a memorial town clock in honour of Premier Richard John Seddon, the longest-standing Prime Minister of New Zealand, who died in 1906. The clock still functions to this day.

Its attractive design has seen the Old Post Office move through decades as an iconic structure worthy of preservation.

The Old Post Office originally sat on the southwest corner of Arawa and Fenton Streets but due to the increase in demand for services, the Post Office’s operations were forced to move to a larger building on Hinemoa Street. New Zealand Post now operates out of this building.

In 1990, the Council purchased the Old Post Office and emptied the structure by building the Tourism Information Centre.

Today, the Old Post Office is not deemed earthquake safe and therefore is undergoing strengthening work and alterations.

The Old Post Office has stood the test of time as a Rotorua attraction and is still visited by many tourists today.

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Rainy day in Rotorua

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