Lake Rotorua, Rotorua

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#9 of 19 in Nature in Rotorua
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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  • Huge lake forming a backdrop to the city of Rotorua. Great for walking but the building work hampers this just now.  more »
  • Waterfront city centre good to enjoy but currently is closed as having some renovation/development so avoid for now.  more »
  • In Rotorua city, almost the entire waterfront is blocked off for renovation. I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's done but now its hard to get a lake-side view.  more »
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  • 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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