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:
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...
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...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Situated in a quiet tree-lined street in Rotorua, next to Central Mall, Rotorua's main shopping mall, Six On Union Motel features a swimming pool, spa pool and free WiFi. Each room has a free PC computer.
Six On Union Rotorua is 5 minutes' walk from a range of restaurants and bars and 10 minutes' walk from both Rotorua city centre and lake. It is 3 km from Te Puia and a 5-minute drive from Rotorua Museum and the Polynesian Spa. Free private parking is available on site.
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Myhideaway is located in Rotorua. This property offers access to a balcony.
The holiday home features 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. The holiday home also provides a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a bathroom with a bath and a shower.
Myhideaway offers a terrace. Cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is an 18-minute walk from the accommodation, while... More...
Villa Accommodation - Rotorua
Located 4 km from Rotorua Museum, Great view near Rotorua lake offers accommodation in Rotorua with access to a hot tub. The property is 4.3 km from Tamaki Maori Village.
The villa includes a living room with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The villa also features a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with hot tub.
The villa offers a sun terrace. If you would like to discover the area, fishing, canoeing and hiking are possible in the surroundings.
Polynesian Spa is 5... More...
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
- Hotel, Luxury Accommodation, Luxury Resort, Resort.
New Zealand's only Cultural Destination Spa Resort. Stay and indulge yourself in our 4.5 star luxury, lakeside...