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
Sweet Retreat, featuring a garden and a terrace, is situated in Rotorua, 3 km from Rotorua International Stadium and 3.5 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Guests may enjoy free WiFi.
This holiday home has 4 bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. The holiday home also offers a seating area as well as a bathroom with a bath and a shower.
Paradise Valley Springs is 4.2 km from the holiday home. Rotorua Regional Airport is 11 km away. More...
Lodge Accommodation - Rotorua
Located in Rotorua, a 10-minute walk from Te Puia and 1.6 km from Rotorua International Stadium, Hugo & Carters Lodge Rotorua offers free WiFi. Guests staying at this lodge have access to a terrace.
This lodge comes with a kitchenette, a seating area, a dining area and a flat-screen TV.
Guests can also relax in the garden.
Polynesian Spa is 2.5 km from the lodge. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 9 km from the property. More...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Hamurana
Located in Hamurana, Clover Downs Homestead offers accommodation with free WiFi and seating area.
The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries, a hair dryer and shower. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony.
Buffet and American breakfast options are available every morning at Clover Downs Homestead.
The property has a hot tub.
A barbecue can be found at the accommodation, along with a garden.
Rotorua is 13 km... More...
Apex on Fenton
Just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Rotorua, Apex on Fenton features self-contained apartments, suites and studio...