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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  • I stopped by after the Waitomo glow-worm appreciation. Seaplanes also has parked in big lake, seemed to symbolize the size. There was lots of waterfowl in place just had a Lakeside walk. Large collection it was. In relation to the wind just waves are small and may be a safe place.
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  • big feila, manso, surrounded by beautiful flower gardens in full spring, with gorgeous black swans, alias the whole family of them, in full Sunday servant cleaning the fighters of swans way, all good for a Sunday
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  • This is a really large and beautiful lake right in the center of Rotorua. The lake has a lot of activities like speed boats, para-sailing, and the like so you spend a nice relaxed day here with the fa...  more »