Sometimes described as the Lakes District of the North Island, Rotorua is a region of picturesque waterways,
including 16 lakes of varying sizes, formed by the volcanic activity of the Central Plateau. The lakes range
from magnificent Lake Rotorua, formed in a volcanic depression or 'caldera', to Lake Rotokawau, a small crater
lake. The most magnificent example of bodies of water being volcanically sculptured is
Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the North Island, the second deepest in New Zealand, and the enduringly beautiful
leftover of a large scale eruption.
Activities are plentiful, as is the fishing! 15 of the region's lakes boast trout of three varieties, rainbow,
brown and brook, and the lakes are abundant in great spots for picnics and swimming. From pleasurable cruises
aboard vessels ranging from the spectacular Lakeland Queen to the fun WWII amphibious vehicle, the lakes of Rotorua
offer visitors a diverse and enjoyable experience for the whole family.
The second largest lake in the North Island, the city of Rotorua lies at its Southern-most point.
Surrounded by native bush, these lakes are popular holiday destinations.
With sandy beaches and crystal blue sparkling water, this is one of New Zealand’s most magnificent lakes.
The largest of the lakes that are nestled beneath Mount Tarawera, home to Hot Water Beach.
Tikitapu and Rotokakahi are two small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera, nick-named for their brilliant blue and green hues.
The deepest of the Rotorua lakes, featuring steaming rock walls and the purest strain of rainbow trout in the world.
The only lake in the region surrounded by flat land and a popular camping destination.
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...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Rotorua
City Lights is a boutique lodge on the slopes of Mount Ngongotaha, only 8 minutes’ drive from Rotorua. It features a fitness centre, hot tub and sauna. All rooms at City Lights Boutique Lodge feature an en suite bathroom with bathrobes, tea/coffee, bottled water, flat-screen TV, heaters and double glazed windows. Some rooms offer spectacular views over Rotorua. Facilities include a guest lounge with library and computer, free WiFi internet access, fireplace and off-street parking. Guest rooms... More...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Rotorua
Set in Rotorua, just 1.5 km from Lake Rotorua, Koutu Beach Bed and Breakfast offers beachfront accommodation with free bikes, a garden, a private beach area and free WiFi. This property offers access to a patio and free private parking. Boasting garden views, the bed and breakfast has a flat-screen TV, a seating area, a desk and 2 bathrooms. Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available every morning at the bed and breakfast. Koutu Beach Bed and Breakfast offers a sun terrace. A... More...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Boasting garden views, Rotorua beauty offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 6 km from Te Puia. The air-conditioned accommodation is 6 km from Tamaki Maori Village, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home has 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. The holiday home offers a terrace. Guests at Rotorua beauty can enjoy hiking... 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...
Adult Pools and Priest Spa Bathing
- Thermal Spa & Hot Springs - Rotorua. Starting from $30.00 per person
Relax and rejuvenate in this area reserved for adults with calming hot pools, a beautiful reflexology walk and a deep...