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.
Mobile-friendly - Located right on the edge of Lake Rotorua with a backdrop of mature gardens is the Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa. This luxurious accommodation option fuses classic sophistication and contemporary chic to create a thoroughly modern, unique, and personalised lodge style service. On-site dining. 5-star accommodation, 5 minutes from Rotorua City.
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, Kawarau Jet 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 large groups are welcome to step aboard our jet boat and cruise with us across Lake Rotorua or enjoy the exhilaration of KJet 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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Saddle Up for Save Barn - Summer Showdown!
It’s Official! Save Barn’s Summer Showdown is coming to Rotorua... For 1 day only! Saddle Up for some serious savings on Home and Garden, Trailers, Tools, Fishing, Summer Essentials and Heaps more. Plus! - ...
Where: Save Barn, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 31 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 17th November 2018
Michael Van de Elzen (The Food Truck Guy)
Get up close and personal with Michael at his cookbook tour and cooking demonstration. Even get your own copy of Good from Scratch signed by the smiley chef himself! Tickets available from Kaharoa School 07 332 3444 ...
Where: Ngongotaha Community Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 5 School Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 11:30am on Saturday 17th November 2018
Tamati Coffey's favourite entry from New Zealand's Got Talent: Amanda Stevenson & Vikki Lee Smith were two vibrant, intelligent solo vocal artists from New Zealand (Aotearoa) when by chance they happened to sing ...
Where: Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1109 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 17th November 2018
A night of live music from local artists covering soul, funk and R&B with special guest performance by Aunty Ora from the voice Australia with her group Black Pearl. Tickets available via Facebook page $15 or $20 on ...
Where: Crates n Cues Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1237 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 1:00am on Sunday 18th November 2018
Friends of The Rotorua Library Book Sale
Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All ...
Where: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Corner of Ranolf St & Lake Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 20th January 2018
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 15th December 2018
Enjoy some light jazz with your Saturday brunch/lunch - first and third Saturday of each month.
Where: The Ciabatta Bakery, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 38 White St, Fenton Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 10:00am on Saturday 3rd November 2018
To: 12:00pm on Saturday 15th December 2018
Prince's Gate Dinner & Dance Party
It’s been a great year and summer’s here! Festive buffet dinner, live band, cash bar. Located in the heart of the city with ample easy parking. Stay with us and make a weekend of it! Rooms and suites available to ...
Where: Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Friday 16th November 2018
To: 11:00pm on Sunday 23rd December 2018
Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story
Check out the new interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and their brave patients opening on 5 November 2018 in Jean Batten Square. Celebrating the New Zealand cardiac story, Brave Hearts is ...
Where: Rotorua Community House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1115 Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 12:00pm on Monday 5th November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Monday 31st December 2018
Animals & Anything In Pastel Weekend Workshop
Animals & Anything In Pastel Workshop in Studio Two. Learn colours and techniques for working with pastels from acclaimed local artist Maxine Thompson. Weekend workshop over 17th/18th November running 9am to ...
Where: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 17th November 2018
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 18th November 2018
Rotorua Field of Remembrance
Ka maumahara tonu tātau ki a rātau. We will remember them. The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World ...
Where: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Wednesday 7th November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018