The Blue and Green Lakes (Lake Tikitapu and Lake Rotokakahi). Lake Tikitapu and Lake Rotokakahi, Rotorua New Zealand. Lakes of stunning beauty, these smaller lakes nestle among steep, green hills, very close to Lake Tarawera.

The Blue and Green Lakes (Lake Tikitapu and Lake Rotokakahi)

Lakes of stunning beauty, these smaller lakes nestle among steep, green hills, very close to Lake Tarawera. Tikitapu, the Blue Lake, is the closest to Rotorua and its clear, clean crystal blue water is popular with boaties, swimmers and water skiers. There is an easy walking track which encircles the lake with incredible views towards Rotokakahi, the Green Lake. A perfectly lovely spot for a picnic, there are delightful sandy beaches and grassed areas with barbeques and rubbish bins provided.

If you have a boat, there is a boat ramp at Lake Tikitapu with plenty of parking for cars and children will love the waterslide situated on the pumice sand beach. Swimmers will enjoy the refreshing, clear water of Lake Tikitapu, once a crater from which the coarse pumice - solidified frothy lava rock - that is quarried near Rotorua erupted from.


See a complete list of Blue Lake (Tikitapu) activities.

This week's featured activities in Blue Lake (Tikitapu) are:

Featured Activities

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

All-day Coach Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $290.00 per person

Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit the Lake Tarawera lookout and see boiling mud pools and hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. Along the way, you'll learn all about volcanology, New Zealand's stunning flora and fauna, and Maori history from your naturalist guide.

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Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

Water Activity - Rotorua - Starting from $90.00 per person

Enjoy the Rotorua Lakes scenery with views only available by water on an amazing 2.5-hour stand-up paddle board scenic tour. Departing Rotorua you will pass the Redwoods-Whakarewarewa forest and Lake Tikitapu before arriving at your lake tour destination. With knowledgeable and expert local guides ensuring you can master stand-up paddle boarding you will take to the waters exploring the sites and shorelines of either Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu or Lake Okareka each with their own unique... More...


Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise

Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Rotorua - Starting from $89.00 per person

You haven’t seen Rotorua until you’ve seen it from a Duck! Jump on one of New Zealand’s only World War two landing crafts for an experience like no other. On top of being unique this tour is a great way to get an introduction to Rotorua or even further your knowledge. Even locals leave with new and fascinating information! More...

Tribal Footprints Tour

Tribal Footprints Tour

Half-day Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $135.00 per person

Half day afternoon   pickup 1PM from city centre acc, bus station

Take a 4hr journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi “. Learn about the history of the pink and white terraces and the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. Visit:
  • Buried Village
  • Whakarewarewa thermal village
  • Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)... More...

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