Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua

4.8
#8 of 10 in Nature in Rotorua
Enjoy the great outdoors at Lake Rotoiti, a beautiful alpine lake in the heart of Nelson Lakes National Park. Take a relaxing stroll around the lake, or challenge yourself by hiking up one of the mountains. Get on the water and explore the lake and rivers by kayaking, white water rafting, and swimming. Locals and tourists alike frequent the site for its excellent trout fishing, too. Hot springs and golf courses are nearby, as are ski resorts in the winter. The attraction provides a campground as well as many private vacation homes to rent. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lake Rotoiti and many more Rotorua attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rotorua trip generator.
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  • April 14, 2017
    Rotoiti is our favourite lake in this district. There are lots of little bays towards the Okawa Bay end. We stayed at the VR Resort so it was nice to be able to get their boat across to the otherwise ...  more »
  • April 6, 2017
    We are lucky to have family who live at Lake Rotoiti and it is paradise on earth. Clear, clean water to swim in, forest covered mountains and old fashioned holiday houses dotting the edge of the lake....  more »
  • February 26, 2017
    A beautiful lake. Great for water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, paddle boarding etc. The hot pools are outstanding.  more »

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Where to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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