Very close to Wai-O-Tapu is the Rainbow Mt and as you can guess from the name it features some nice colored rocks:
Rotorua has also the best Maori culture programs, one of them is a visit to Tamaki Village. It goes over a whole evening, starting with a tradition welcome ceremony:
Then you can explore some customs inside the village like basket weaving...
...or training for warriors:
That was followed by dance performances:
And of course the famous haka war dance:
Last but not least followed the feast called hangi, which was traditionally cooked in a pit oven with heated rocks:
Close by somewhere on State Highway 38 are some great hidden carvings, the Kaingaroa rock carvings. No sign, no carpark, only findable with GPS.