Lake Rotorua New Zealand. Lake Rotorua is surrounded by lush farmland, native bush, Rotorua city and steaming geothermal springs and vents.

Lake Rotorua

The second largest lake in the North Island, Lake Rotorua lies in a caldera, a basin caused by volcanic activity and is surrounded by lush farmland, native bush, Rotorua city and steaming geothermal springs and vents. Its colour can be described as an unusual dark green-yellow due to the high content of sulphur and other volcanic minerals.

Mokoia Island

Two kilometres from the eastern shore of Lake Rotorua lies Mokoia Island, a wildlife sanctuary since 1921. This small, cone shaped island, is a haven for endangered New Zealand birds and remains predator free.

It is also the home of a famous Maori legend and one of the great New Zealand love stories reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. Tutanekai was a young Maori man who loved Hinemoa. Unfortunately, she was of higher birth than Tutanekai, the daughter of a powerful chief, and the young lovers were destined to be kept apart by her family. Determined not to be thwarted in her love, Hinemoa bravely swam to Mokoia Island under the cover of night, lured by the music of Tutanekai's flute, to be with her beloved. According to legend, once Hinemoa's family discovered where she was, they accepted her choice of husband and the two tribes were united forever more.

See a complete list of the Rotorua region accommodation.

This week's featured accommodation at the Rotorua region is:

Featured Accommodation

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort

Hotel, Luxury Accommodation, Luxury Resort, Resort - Rotorua

Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort - New Zealand's only Cultural Destination Spa Resort. Stay and indulge yourself in our 4.5 star luxury, lakeside Rotorua accommodation. After a long day of exploring Rotorua, pamper yourself in our internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa with complimentary use of hot mineral pools, and kawakawa infused sauna & steam room.

About the Resort

Located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, this luxury hotel is just a 3-minute drive from Rotorua Airport. A... More...

Hairy Berry Backpacker Hostel

Hairy Berry Backpacker Hostel

Backpacker, House Share, Student Accommodation - Te Puke

"Feels like home" So come Stay & Play in the Bay... clean, friendly, relaxed... peaceful & quiet, situated right on the corner No 1 Road, Te Puke and the Pacific Coast Highway, between Tauranga and Rotorua. Perfect if you are looking for comfortable budget accommodation. An ideal stop-over for individuals and groups of 12 - 60 people. Te Puke is one of NZ's best locations in the Bay of Plenty, if you want to get away from the Rat race but still be only a short drive to everything. We are... More...

Rotorua Hillside Haven

Rotorua Hillside Haven

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Atiamuri

Boasting mountain views, Rotorua Hillside Haven offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 42 km from Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Guests staying at this bed and breakfast have access to a fully equipped kitchenette.

A continental breakfast is available each morning at the bed and breakfast.

Rotorua Hillside Haven offers a hot tub. A garden, barbecue and a terrace are available at the accommodation.

The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 37 km... More...

Rotorua beauty

Rotorua beauty

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Located in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region, Rotorua beauty features a patio and garden views. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to free WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen.

The holiday home comes with a flat-screen TV.

Hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Tamaki Maori Village is 6 km from the holiday home. Rotorua Regional Airport is 4 km from the property. More...

Hugo & Carters Lodge Rotorua

Hugo & Carters Lodge Rotorua

Lodge Accommodation - Rotorua

Providing a garden, Hugo & Carters Lodge Rotorua is located in Rotorua, not far from Te Puia and Rotorua International Stadium. Free WiFi is provided.

Some units have a seating area and/or a terrace.

Polynesian Spa is 3.1 km from the lodge. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 10 km from the property. More...

Super Lake Edge LodgeSuper Lake Edge Lodge - Villa.

Situated in Rotorua, just 2.4 km from Lake Rotorua, Super Lake Edge Lodge provides accommodation with a garden, a...

Hobbiton & Rotorua (Te Puia) Tour from Auckland in Small GroupsHobbiton & Rotorua (Te Puia) Tour from Auckland in Small Groups - Maori - Auckland. Starting from $299.00 per person.

Experience the famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set plus the geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia...


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