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Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
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The largest of a dozen lakes formed by volcanic activity, this clear, calm lake offers cruises, kayaking and sailing, as well as great trout fishing.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black swans” (55 reviews)
“sea planes” (11 reviews)
“trout fishing” (8 reviews)
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ciabatta bakery is in an industrial area. Where you most certainly would not expect a bakery. The host / owner and baker of the bakery is a very charming guy who is the perfect host. He was talking with the guest while they waited for...More

Thank Chermene
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunning view, amazing place. The lake was formed from the crater of a volcano. Lake Rotorua is fed with water from a numerous streams; some such as the Utuhina flow warm water.

Thank T0urist7
Reviewed 5 days ago

This lake is beautiful in an area of wonderful scenery- but its real highlight is that it is based on the edge of the worlds youngest geothermal Clive area. And accordingly it has an amazing amount of geysers, mud pools, hotels with naturally heated spas.

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Rotorua has many highlights. It’s a beautiful scenic lake, with always something interesting to see, from whichever viewpoint. Love it!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

walked down to the water front from our hotel millennium good place to reflex one can feed breads to the birds spending some time sitting on the bench at the lake the were ducks and black swans gliding arround

Thank Harakchand-Gadiya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have visited lake rotorua twice,on a visit 2 see my sister and brother-in-law,who live in wellington,we caravanned up the island stopping at different places,there is a strong smell of sulpher,you can see the people with their pipes sticling in the ground,using the steam to...More

1  Thank bammisammy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice lake in the town centre of Rotorua. It's great to have picnic or to go with children to the playground there and enjoying the seaside. ;-)

Thank T_Money1900
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who can imagine that a huge crater like this can exude so much peace. Here's why you shouldn't miss this lake: 1. Good place to enjoy peaceful thinking and duck watching. 2. Good idea to walk from end to end. 3. Good opportunity for a...More

Thank Violetology
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant miss this lake, the 1st lake you see when you enter Rotorua. Fresh water the Island in the middle of it & all that surrounds this beautiful lake.

Thank cmkiriona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can drive along the lake you can discover many lovely places. My friends and I did. It's a huge lake, and there are water activities that you can book to go on.

Thank Happenings2
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Raluca G
20 September 2017|
Response from jobst56 | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, didn't go!
16 December 2016|
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Response from tony00001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi hobiton is just outside matamata which is about half way to Taupo so would make a good stop. The drive from Thames to matamata is about 1hr 20 minutes down on highway 27. I have not been to hobiton so unable to help... More