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Lake Rotorua

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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
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The largest of a dozen lakes formed by volcanic activity, this clear, calm...

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.

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US$31.97*
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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch
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US$61.76*
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Parasailing on Lake Rotorua
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Lake Rotorua Hot Springs and Jet Boat Tour

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Sulphurous sights

The area around the lake is really worth exploring. Sulphur Bay seems out of most oeople's way, but is a great place to wander and take in the weirdness of Rotorua. Likewise the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The area around the lake is really worth exploring. Sulphur Bay seems out of most oeople's way, but is a great place to wander and take in the weirdness of Rotorua. Likewise the area around the Anglican church, with its bubbling pools and lakeside cemetery. If you can, take the cruise on the Lakeland Queen and try the wine-tasting and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed walking around Rotorua and the lake area Eat Street is a must plenty of bars and great eatery"s to enjoy great food and drinks. Helicopter tours also available over the volcano or just over the city Rotorua town isn't large but it is really cool. The lake is beautiful.....

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very touristy town with lots of activities to do, places to eat, and things to see. People come to Rotorua to visit the natural hot springs, hot mud pools, and steaming geysers. You cannot mistake the smell of Sulphur when approaching the town. I visited in summer it was nice and warm, but I did not feel like going for... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to see the lake on such a beautiful day it was simply stunning a little smelly but that just added to it!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 family. We personally took a nice walk in the evening and just spent time kicking our feet in the lake water. Quality... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful - loved the light on the trees and water as the sun began to set - very tranquil and scenic.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Public access while in the CBD is easy and many attractions walked passed or through, like the Gardens, to see it. Flew right over it before landing so was great to get an idea of the size and also see Lake Rotoiti.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A combination of scenic lake, convenience water front walkway, floating and cruising restaurant, green lawn and benches, bunches tulips and flocks of swans, flea market at certain day, very close to city centre and eatery road, not too far from hotels and motels, and the Information Centre. What else ? Just simply a very good place. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went to this place on our trip to newzealand/rotoura.Newzealand is full of beautiful lakes and this is one of them.This lake was close to our hotel.Even though it was raining we went for a walk along the lake.Wonderful experiance.Clean water lush green makes not to miss this on a trip to rotoura

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are parklands, stunning flowers and, friendly swans in the lake. There is atmosphere, public toilets, and kids playground

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