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...
Holiday Park Accommodation - Rotorua
Cosy Cottage Thermal Holiday Park is located in the heart of Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region. Guests enjoy free access to 3 pure Geo-thermal mineral spa pools, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, barbecue facilities and a children's playground.
All accommodation types have a kitchen/kitchenette fitted with a microwave, toaster, stove top, kettle and refrigerator.
Through the back door, there is a Geo-thermal land reserve and hot water sand lake beach where you can make your own... More...
Hotel Accommodation - Rotorua
The Distinction Hotel in Rotorua is only 500 metres from to the famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. This 4-star hotel offers 3 restaurants, a bar, heated spa pools and a fitness centre. Free car parking and free Wi-Fi access are provided.
All rooms and suites have a modern en suite bathroom, satellite TV and broadband internet access. Many rooms have a private balcony overlooking the golf course, pool area or forest.
Distinction offers guests a choice of 3 restaurants: a... More...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Ambassador Thermal Motel is centrally located in Rotorua, near Lake Rotorua and the Polynesian Spa. Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, 2 mineral pools and barbecue facilities.
The motel offers spacious studio and apartment accommodation that are serviced daily.
Ambassador Motel is situated beside Motutara Gold Course and a short stroll to restaurants, museum, convention centre, and Government Gardens. More...
Lucys Lakeside Home In Rotorua
Situated 400 metres from Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua, this apartment features free WiFi. Lucys Lakeside Home In...