Lake Rotorua, Rotorua

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • It is the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand and located in the Bay of Plenty. Beautiful crystal clear lake and our hotel was next to Lake Rotorua. It is considered the most...  more »
  • I took a short walk around the lake shore for about 1 hour. Best view is from the hill above the city.  more »
  • Was lucky to have tickets to private pool as the public open pool was at capacity - school holidays though. Lovely to relax and take some time to stop  more »
  • Beautiful Lake. On the city side, there ia really beautiful {and easy) walk along the waterfront. Here you can see some really wonderful views. There is also a great playground for kids with lots of variety for different ages. There's also a clean (and free) public toilet. Of you had of around the lake (either by car or bike}, you won't be disappointed. There's lots of great views There are boat trips also, but gotta admit I've b nene done those. They are definitely on my bucket list though.
  • It's good to walk along the lake. Tranquil and beautiful scenery
  • Beautiful park like surrounds. Lovely atmosphere on a good day.
  • Beautiful! Excellent children's playground. Paddle boats. Lovely coffee! Gorgeous day :)
  • Nice lake and beautiful sunrise.

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