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 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. The new location for a very grown-up escape!!
Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo. Small group tours designed for cruise ship passengers arriving at the port of Tauranga (Mount Maunganui). Visit Waitomo Caves then Cjays take you on a scenic country drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm - Lord of the Rings set. We then take you back to your ship.
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 - Waimarama International offers Premier Accommodation in Rotorua city and lakes. Lakeside City Apartments– Penthouse, Studio and Lodge. Great for groups on weekend getaway. Just 5-minutes walk to Eat Streat; Lakeview Holiday Home - Central Rotorua. 7-minutes drive to Skyline gondolas and Luge, Rainbow Springs and other attractions. Lakefront Holiday Home with private beach and jetty. Ideal for special events.
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