Blue Lake, Rotorua

(4.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Scientifically confirmed as the clearest freshwater lake in the world, Blue Lake ranks as a top attraction for New Zealand tourists. This body of water lies in the northern part of the Southern Alps, in the Nelson Lakes National Park conservation area. Historically, the lake was used by the Maori people during funeral ceremonies, and is therefore considered sacred. Today, you can take a helicopter ride over the water to get the best views, or hike around the park to see it up close. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Blue Lake by using our Rotorua tour planner.
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  • The walk is through a mixture of native New Zealand bush and some large exotic pine trees, so an attractive variant from many bush walks, tho not unlike the Redwoods in Rotorua, in this case with lake...  more »
  • This is a really good place to relax and have a swim surrounded by nature. There is a really cool walk that goes around it as well. There are lots of beaches - 2 main ones, but if you walk around ther...  more »
  • In the land of lakes, Blue lake is just another nice lake among many other existing in the area of Rotorua