Lake Rotorua Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, & Water Sports
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.
Mobile-friendly - On the shores of scenic Lake Rotorua, Katoa 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 jetboat and cruise with us across Lake Rotorua or enjoy the exhilaration of Katoa Jet & parasailing.
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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