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:
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...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Rotorua
Offering free full breakfast, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, Mokoia Downs Estate B&B is situated on 5-acres of beautiful farmland. It is just a 15-minute drive from Rotorua Town Centre. The B&B is just a 20-minute drive from both Rotorua International Stadium and Rotorua Regional Airport. It is a 25-minute drive from Mount Ngongotaha Scenic Reserve. All rooms feature a patio with outdoor furniture. They offer a refrigerator and an electric kettle. The bathroom includes luxurious bath robes and... More...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Just 5 minutes’ drive from the heart of Rotorua, ASURE Palm Court Motor Inn offers self-contained accommodation with a spa pool. Guests enjoy BBQ facilities and 1GB free WiFi daily. All rooms are heated, and have a well-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. Each room has spacious seating and dining areas. Facilities include a guest laundry and luggage storage services. The tour desk can recommend local attractions and help guests with travel arrangements. ASURE Palm Court... More...
Guest House Accommodation - Rotorua
Boasting a garden and free WiFi, CHEAP-AS 1 STAR is a budget-style guest house situated in Rotorua, 1.5 km from Rotorua International Stadium and 2.4 km from Te Puia. The property is set 2.8 km from Polynesian Spa and 3.5 km from Tamaki Maori Village. Local points of interest like Rotorua Museum and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are reachable within 3.9 km and 5 km, respectively. At CHEAP-AS 1 STAR the kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet are shared between 4 rooms. The driveway and... More...
Boasting spectacular lake, city and mountain views from the large timber deck, Tihi Retreat is a private home featuring...