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 $295.00 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. More...

Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

Rotorua Lakes Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Scenic Tour

Stand Up Paddleboarding - Rotorua - Starting from $90.00 per person

Escape, Explore and Enjoy the Rotorua Lakes scenery with views only available by water on a 2.5-hour stand-up paddle board scenic tour. Feel the freedom paddle boarding offers as you escape the city and explore the natural lake environs. Expert, friendly and professional local guides make this paddle board tour the perfect holiday activity.

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Tribal Footprints Tour

Tribal Footprints Tour

Half-day Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $140.00 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)       
Drive to the Blue and Green Lakes... 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

The Tarawera and Lakes Tour is the best way to appreciate the scenery of the Rotorua lakes district and learn more about the history of the land, the people, and the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. This unique 120 minute fully guided adventure takes place on land and water on-board in a genuine WWII Amphibious Duck. Visit 4 of Rotorua's stunning lakes and travel on 3 with the highlight being the stunning Lake Tarawera at the base of the mighty Mt Tarawera. Comfortable seating for all... More...

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1.5 km from Te Puia, Kings On Peace is located in Rotorua and offers free WiFi and a tour desk. The property is...

Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck CruiseTarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise - Sightseeing Cruise - Rotorua. Starting from $89.00 per person.

The Tarawera and Lakes Tour is the best way to appreciate the scenery of the Rotorua lakes district and learn more...

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