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Lake Rotorua, Rotorua

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#9 of 20 in Nature in Rotorua
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Stretching for miles and miles, Lake Rotorua boasts the title of North Island's second-largest lake. Though the lake's high volume of sediment does not lend itself to water sports, the surroundings make a special treat for a wide variety travelers. Drive, walk, or cycle through the lush surroundings to discover farmland, native bush, and bubbling geothermal springs. If you do want to get onto the water, consider a trout fishing trip or hopping aboard the traditional paddle steamer that cruises the lake. Before you visit Rotorua, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Such a great use of space, since our last visit. we absolutely loved the walk around this space and the waffles on a saturday afternoon. What a treat!. 
    Such a great use of space, since our last visit. we absolutely loved the walk around this space and the waffles on a saturday afternoon. What a treat!.  more »
  • The lakefront area is getting a makeover, with a new boardwalk being laid down. But the already completed part was there and make an early morning walk really enjoyable. 
    The lakefront area is getting a makeover, with a new boardwalk being laid down. But the already completed part was there and make an early morning walk really enjoyable.  more »
  • Really liked what is being done to enhance th waterfront with gardens, seats and boardwalks - it makes it super accessible and the work looks to be great quality. The rotting weed in the lake was... 
    Really liked what is being done to enhance th waterfront with gardens, seats and boardwalks - it makes it super accessible and the work looks to be great quality. The rotting weed in the lake was...  more »
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  • Looks great on a sunny day. Water quality is paru az
  • Coming from the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, the southwestern shore of Lake Rotorua is around 250 m away. It is worth taking a walk on the bank or in the adjacent park. There is a well-equipped playground for children. Parking space is available.
  • Nice chilled spot under the tree , weather was hot and we needed to relax for a bit. Very picturesque, cool calm and collected. Enjoy
  • Beautiful! Excellent children's playground. Paddle boats. Lovely coffee! Gorgeous day :)
  • The lake turns to a pearl like surface. Perfect diversity.

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