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...

Rural Village Gem - Rotorua Holiday Home

Rural Village Gem - Rotorua Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Set 17 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, 19 km from Lake Rotorua and 21 km from Polynesian Spa, Rural Village Gem - Rotorua Holiday Home offers accommodation located in Rotorua. This holiday home is 23 km from Rotorua International Stadium and 23 km from Te Puia. The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven. Tamaki Maori Village is 21 km from the... More...

Rydges Rotorua

Rydges Rotorua

Hotel Accommodation - Rotorua

Located next to Rotorua's Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua features panoramic views across the racecourse and the city. Guests enjoy access to free WiFi and car parking. Rydges Rotorua is 4 minutes’ drive from the Rotorua city centre, Rotorua Convention Centre and the Whakarewarewa thermal pools. It is a 15-minute drive from the airport. The elegant guest rooms are spacious and offer a 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels. The deluxe rooms feature a 2-person corner spa bath and a private... More...

Luxury Lockwood Stream holiday home

Luxury Lockwood Stream holiday home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Situated in Rotorua, within 6 km of Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park and 8 km of Lake Rotorua, Luxury Lockwood Stream holiday home offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a shared lounge and a garden. This holiday home features free private parking and a shared kitchen. The holiday home has 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. The holiday home offers a terrace.... More...


Rose Court MotelRose Court Motel - Motel.

Rose Court Motel offers cosy rooms with a kitchenette, fresh water hot tub and free high speed unlimited WiFi. It is...

Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes TourRotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour - Duck Tours - Rotorua. Starting from $69.00 per person.

Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land...

 

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