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 visit Rotorua, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Spent some time at the lakeside by the city. Lovely warm day in early winter with a couple of helicopters taking tourists out and about. I think would be improved if a nice cafe was there, thought the...  more »
  • We traveled almost all the way around the lake. As a matter of fact, the facility where we were staying was on the lake. It was beautiful and COLD (I took my shoes off and waded in to test the water t...  more »
  • beautiful Lake, very relaxing, with green spaces at the back, possibility of walks, I enjoyed
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  • Me and pop took a walk and endes up at Lake Rotoura. and we both got pretty Teary. Smells and the fresh air is amazing :) we sat there by the memorial for round 30mins just soaking it all in. Absolutely loved it xx and also Many Thermal scattered about :)
  • Huge lake! Amazing to see many friendly seagulls, black bird floating, white swans, black swans and some small birds. They seem to stay in harmony togather!
  • A must visit if you come to New Zealand. So much to do.....
  • . (03/2017) Beautiful lake at the center of city with most of the tourist spots located around it. Second largest lake in north island. Incredible views. Well maintained tourist locations can be found all around the lake.
  • Beautiful place. Good to have a stroll around and see some beautiful birds too.
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