Lake Rotorua, Rotorua
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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 head to Rotorua, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rotorua vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Rotorua has to offer, including Lake Rotorua.
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  • We really enjoyed Rotorua. The lake is beautiful. There are plenty of amenities around the lake including children play equipment and picnic benches etc. Nice area for a walk or getting outdoors. Wort...  more »
  • Very nice lake with an island in the middle. Along there is a super "promenade", that way you can walk, Alternatively you can also boat / or taking flight tours.
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  • Nice walk along lake front, easy to park free. Lots of activities on offer such as boat trips. Children's playground and placed to sit and watch sea planes.