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.


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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...

Zen Home

Zen Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Set 2.9 km from Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua, this holiday home features a garden with a barbecue and a terrace. The holiday home is 3.5 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park. Free private parking is available on site.

Paradise Valley Springs is 4.3 km from Zen Home, while Polynesian Spa is 4.4 km away. Rotorua Airport is 11 km from the property. More...

Family Getaway

Family Getaway

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Situated 200 metres from Rotorua International Stadium and 2.5 km from Te Puia, Family Getaway offers pet-friendly accommodation in Rotorua. The property is 3.2 km from Polynesian Spa and free private parking is available. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.

Tamaki Maori Village is 3.8 km from Family Getaway, while Rotorua Museum is 4 km from the property. Rotorua Airport is 10 km away. More...

Luxurious Natural & Sweet house

Luxurious Natural & Sweet house

Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua

Luxurious Natural & Sweet house is a holiday home located in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region and is 1.4 km from Rotorua International Stadium. Guests benefit from a terrace. Free private parking is available on site.

The kitchen features a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a kettle. Luxurious Natural & Sweet house features free WiFi throughout the property.

Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for cycling and hiking. Polynesian Spa is... More...


Distinction Hotel RotoruaDistinction Hotel Rotorua - Hotel.

The Distinction Hotel in Rotorua is only 500 metres from to the famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. This 4-star hotel...

Private Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and MudpoolsPrivate Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and Mudpools - Ports of Call Tour - Tauranga. Starting from $895.00 per person.

Enjoy a fun and informative tour with an experienced local guide showcasing the iconic Mount Maunganui, beautiful sandy...

 

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