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...

Sweeping Views on Spencer

Sweeping Views on Spencer

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Sweeping Views on Spencer is located in Lake Tarawera and offers a garden and a terrace. The accommodation is 22 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. Composed of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this holiday home comes with a TV. The holiday home offers a hot tub. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 23 km from Sweeping Views on Spencer. More...

Western Panorama - Rotorua Holiday Home

Western Panorama - Rotorua Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Western Panorama - Rotorua Holiday Home is located in Rotorua, 5 km from Rotorua International Stadium, 6 km from Paradise Valley Springs, as well as 6 km from Polynesian Spa. The air-conditioned accommodation is 3.8 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home is equipped with 7 bedrooms, a TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a... More...

Fernleaf Motel

Fernleaf Motel

Motel Accommodation - Rotorua

Boasting free WiFi, free onsite parking and a BBQ area, Fernleaf Motel is just 1.5km from the centre of Rotorua. It offers self-contained accommodation with a flat-screen TV. Guests enjoy an indoor mineral pool and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Fernleaf Motel Rotorua is just 3 minutes’ drive from Lake Rotorua. Rotorua Bus Station and the popular Polynesian Spa are each a 5-minute drive away. All studios and apartments include a kitchenette or kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator and tea and... More...


Hideaway Rotorua Waterfront HouseHideaway Rotorua Waterfront House - Holiday Home.

Located in Mourea, Hideaway Rotorua Waterfront House features views of both Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti as well as...

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural VillageTauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village - Ports of Call Tour - Tauranga. Starting from $173.75 per person.

Visit two of Rotorua’s most famous sites, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa (The Living Maori Village),...

 

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