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
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:
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...
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...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Zen Home, a property with barbecue facilities and a garden, is set in Rotorua, 2.9 km from Rotorua International Stadium, 3.5 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, as well as 4.3 km from Paradise Valley Springs. This property offers access to a terrace.
The holiday home is composed of 4 bedrooms, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is provided.
Polynesian Spa is 4.4 km from the holiday home, while Tamaki Maori Village is 5 km away. The... More...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Situated in Rotorua, just 200 metres from Rotorua International Stadium, Family Getaway offers accommodation with free WiFi. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
Comprising of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a bath, this holiday home features a flat-screen TV.
Guests can relax in the garden at the property.
Te Puia is 2.5 km from the holiday home, while Polynesian Spa is 3.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Rotorua... More...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Offering free WiFi and free on-site parking, Astray Motel & Backpackers is located in central Rotorua. Guest facilities include a shared kitchen and a common room with a large flat-screen satellite TV.
The airport shuttle bus stops right outside of Astray Motel. Kuirau Park, with many of the geothermal activities for which Rotorua is famous, is 500 metres away.
The hostel offers rooms with either private or shared bathroom facilities. All bed linen is provided. Guests have access... More...
Boasting barbecue facilities, Tarawera Heights offers accommodation in Punaroma with free WiFi and mountain views. The...