Blue Lake Track, Rotorua

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Scientifically confirmed as the clearest freshwater lake in the world, Blue Lake Track 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 Track by using our Rotorua tour planner.
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  • A short 15 minute drive from central Rotorua, the walk is a wonderful way to whittle away an afternoon. + Picturesque lake, well marked track + Lookout overseeing Blue Lake and Green Lake is definitel...  more »
  • Peaceful walk around this beautiful lake amongst the trees. Easy to moderate walking or biking difficultly.  more »
  • It is about 15-20 min from the main town. It is certainly a beautiful lake, but after seeing Lake Taupo, Lake Rotorua, it kind of fatigues you. We went in autumn, but in summer, the lake supposedly of...  more »