Lake Rotomahana - Rotomahana Lake Rotorua New Zealand. Lake Rotomahana occupies craters formed by steam-blast eruptions which accompanied the Tarawera eruption of 1886.

Lake Rotomahana

Lake Rotomahana occupies craters formed by steam-blast eruptions which accompanied the Tarawera eruption of 1886 and which destroyed the famous Pink and White Terraces and the earlier Lakes Rotomahana and Rotomakiriri. Now 20 times its original size, Rotomahana boasts the purest strain of Rainbow Trout in the world.

Access to the lake is through the Rotoehu Forest and requires a forestry permit which is available from the Forestry Corporation Information Centre, on Long Mile Drive.

Although camping is not permitted, Lake Rotomahana is a mere 20 minute drive from Rotorua and the exceptional range of accommodation available in and around the city.

Called the warm lake, Lake Rotomahana shores are abundant with natural marvels, including the world’s largest hot water spring. It is one of the newest eco-systems in the world and its flora and fauna are protected as a scenic reserve and wildlife refuge.

There is a tourist cruise available which runs seven times per day through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tours and is highly recommended as it is the closest visitors will get to the graveyard of the famed Pink and White Terraces.


See a complete list of Lake Rotomahana activities.

This week's featured activities at Lake Rotomahana are:

Featured Activities

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Tours

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Tours

Day Tour - Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Starting from NZ $37.00 per adult

Prime Rotorua tourist attraction, Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers self guided tours through spectacular geothermal activity in the world's youngest geothermal system. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is home to wonderful plant and bird life, thermal hot springs, steaming cliffs, volcanic craters and many more geothermal features.We are just 20 minutes South of Rotorua and 40 minutes North of Taupo. More...

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Nature Walk - Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Starting from $38.50 per person

Explore New Zealand’s geothermal landscapes at your own pace on this independent  Waimangu hiking tour. Follow rugged hiking trails through the Waimangu region, and take in top natural attractions like Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake, and Lake Rotomahana. Trek past the unique craters and steaming geysers, and capture the spectacular scenery on camera. At the end of your hike, return to your starting point via the shuttle bus. More...

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Helicopter Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $415.00 per person

Follow the eruption trail of Mt. Tarawera on a helicopter tour that includes a landing on the volcano. Best viewed from the air, the rugged landscape of this geothermal wonder is set amid a series of crater lakes. You'll take off from Rotorua and soar above the Northern Lakes district, listening to commentary about the region’s history and geology from the pilot-guide. Then take a 20-minute walking tour for up-close photo ops of the volcanic scenery. More...

Helicopter White Island & Mount Tarawera Dual Volcano Landing

Helicopter White Island & Mount Tarawera Dual Volcano Landing

Helicopter Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $1095.00 per person

Experience the thrill of combining our two signature helicopter tours landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island. The contrast between these two volcanoes couldn’t be more amazing, from the active crater floor and steaming crater lake of White Island, to the heights of Mount Tarawera‘s summit. Here we enjoy spectacular vistas of the volcanoes craters and the surrounding lakes district. More...

Private Volcanic Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Private Volcanic Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $400.00 per person

Explore the most spectacular volcanic features of Rotorua with this flexible full-day tour from Auckland. This tour starts off with a private guided tour of either Waimangu Volcanic Valley, or Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Add to this your choice of one other activity (the driver can help you pick which one). Enjoy dinner at the famous Eat St before returning to Auckland. More...


Dawn Magic RetreatDawn Magic Retreat - Bed and Breakfast.

Located in Hamurana, Lake Rotorua, a rural area, Dawn Magic Retreat offers B&B-style accommodation. Free private...

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided ToursWaimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Tours - Day Tour - Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Starting from NZ $37.00 per adult.

Visit a prime Rotorua tourist attraction, the world's youngest geothermal system and the unique steaming landscapes and...

 

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