Lake Rotorua is the largest lake in the district and the most productive trout fishery in New Zealand. The city of Rotorua is sited on its southern shore, and the town of Ngongotaha is at the western edge of the lake. Due to geothermal activity in the area, Lake Rotorua has a high sulphur content that causes the lake water to have an unusual yellowish-green hue.
Sitting in the centre of Lake Rotorua is Mokoia Island - probably New Zealand's best-known lake island, and is closely associated with one of the best-known Māori legends, that of Hinemoa and Tutanekai. more
Today Mokoia Island is a sanctuary to endangered birds and wildlife.
Due to geothermal activity in the area, (including still active geysers and hot mud pools), Lake Rotorua has a high sulphur content that causes the lake water to have an unusual yellowish-green hue.
Bay of Plenty fishing with your owner/operator guide Lindsay Hunt. Choose between inshore saltwater, coastal saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing. Taupo and Rotorua lakes, Whakatane and White Island, Tauranga. Whether you are after a world famous Taupo or Rotorua trout, White Island Kingfish or Inshore Snapper fishing in Whakatane, Ezyfishing Charters can help.
Hamurana Springs is a wonderful place to perk yourself up with a non-strenuous short walk (½hr tops) in a tranquil setting, far away from the drama of daily life. And the water! Crystal clear but laced with shades of turquoise, jade and emerald, it looks so inviting it's hard to resist throwing your clothes off and diving right in.
Mobile-friendly - On the shores of scenic Lake Rotorua, Katoa offers an endless range of activities, combining sightseeing and the cultural aspects of the surrounding area with speed, spins and adrenalin. People of all ages and groups are welcome to step aboard our jetboat and cruise with us across Lake Rotorua or enjoy the exhilaration of Katoa Jet & Parasailing.
Mobile-friendly - Koura Lodge offers boutique, lakeside, bed and breakfast accommodation in Rotorua, New Zealand. Enjoying an unrivalled lakefront location, Koura Lodge is at the centre of it all. Just five minutes' drive to the city centre and even closer to many of Rotorua's world famous attractions.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled beside the beautiful, mystic shores of Lake Rotorua, this contemporary hotel is positioned right in the heart of this unique geothermal region. Just an easy 15 minute stroll or 5 minute drive to Rotorua CBD, the hotel affords easy access to the astonishing array of cultural, adventure and recreational activities available in this amazing area.
Mobile-friendly - Amazing guided tours of Rotorua's scenic lakes and nature surrounds, while experiencing the freedom of paddle boarding. Our Glowworm paddleboard tour is perfect for all skill levels. Enjoy a breathtaking scenic sunset paddle across the lake before adventuring through caves filled with constellations of glowworms.
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Where: Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1109 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 11th July 2019
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 29th August 2019
Roto-Vegas 8 Ball Pool - Open Singles Comp
- If you are in Roto-Vegas Rotorua on Thursday - Do not miss this! What better way to spend a Thursday evening than an open 8 ball pool tournament at the pub?! We're providing all the excuses you need with our weekly ...
Where: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 10-12 Goldie Street, Pukehangi. Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 6th June 2019
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 19th September 2019
Come down to Te Manawa (corner of Tūtanekai and Hinemoa Streets) and take a journey through the long white cloud to experience the world premiere of this immersive sound and light celebration of Matariki. This free ...
Where: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Corner of Tutanekai and Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Wednesday 3rd July 2019
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
Matariki School Holiday Drop-in Crafts
Rotorua Museum are hosting two weeks of Matariki themed drop-in crafts over the July School Holidays. Come down to the Pop Up Shop (1201 Eruera Street) and join in the fun between 10am – 2pm on weekdays. Week One: ...
Where: Shop 1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1201 Eruera Street, Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Monday 8th July 2019
To: 2:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
Patchells Si-Lodec Rugby Holiday Programme
The Bay of Plenty Rugby Holiday Programme is back for Term 2 as part of the Ahurei Pasifika week of events in Rotorua! This year, we are at a new location, the Southern Trust Sportsdrome! This year, we are running for ...
Where: Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Thursday 18th July 2019
To: 12:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
Sorry Bout It
He’s Back! Fresh off the success of his “I Gant believe it” shows in 2018 The Pacific’s most popular entertainer Tofiga Fepuleai is proud to present his brand new show “Sorry Bout It” designed to showcase all ...
Where: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 8:30pm on Friday 19th July 2019
Felix The Fearless Dog
Another twisted tail at the Blue Baths. Muddy Moa Charitable Trust presentS Felix the Fearless Dog by Darlene Mohekey - only at the Blue Baths, Rotorua! Join us on Fly-Valley Farm for another amazing adventure! ...
Where: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:30am on Monday 8th July 2019
To: 11:40am on Saturday 20th July 2019
Matariki Crack the Code Activity Trail
Wanted: Detectives needed to solve a Matariki Mystery in the Government Gardens! These July School Holidays, Rotorua Museum is bringing back the popular Crack the Code free activity trail which will have kids learning ...
Where: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 6th July 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
Jade Discovery Tours
Come and experience the beauty of jade. Each day this winter, you can join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. You'll meet New Zealand’s finest greenstone artists and see them ...
Where: Mountain Jade, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1288 Fenton St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 1st June 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 31st August 2019
Maori All Blacks vs Fiji
Get ready for some unmissable rugby action coming to Rotorua! The Maori All Blacks are set to take on the Flying Fijians at Rotorua International Stadium July 20th. It’s sure to be a huge clash with Fiji and they ...
Where: Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Devon St West, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 6:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019