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...
Resort Accommodation - Mourea
Located just 20 minutes outside Rotorua city centre, Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama is situated on the edge of Lake Rotorua and the Ohau Channel. It is surrounded by park-like gardens and has a private boat ramp.
With beautiful views over the Ohau Channel, Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama offers a range of modern accommodation, from chalets to lodges and parking is free for all guests.
The resort also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, heated hot tub, fitness centre and a tennis court.... More...
Homestay Accommodation - Rotorua
Set within 5 km of Lake Rotorua and 6 km of Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park in Rotorua, Lake House provides accommodation with a kitchen. Complimentary WiFi is featured.
Fitted with a terrace, the units feature a TV and a shared bathroom with bath. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also available, as well as a kettle.
The homestay offers a barbecue.
A car rental service is available at this property.
Polynesian Spa is 9 km from Lake House, while Rotorua... More...
Apartment Accommodation - Rotorua
Set in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region, The Heart of Rotorua is a 5-star property featuring free WiFi. This apartment provides a garden.
The 3-bedroom apartment comes with a kitchen with a dishwasher, and a bathroom with a bath or shower and a washing machine. A flat-screen TV is available.
Polynesian Spa is 1.2 km from the apartment. Rotorua Airport is 8 km from the property. More...
Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama
Located just 20 minutes outside Rotorua city centre, Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama is situated on the edge of Lake...