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...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Offering free WiFi, a day spa and a private hot mineral pool, Aaryn Court Motel is located in Rotorua, just a few minutes' walk from restaurants and shops. Each room features a kitchenette and cable TV. The Polynesian Spa is just 1 km away.
All accommodation offers a fully equipped kitchen, garden views and free on-site parking. Your private bathroom offers a bathtub or shower and a hairdryer. At Aaryn Court Motel you will find a garden with BBQ facilities.
Aaryn Court Motel is... More...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Rotorua
Home of RotoBear in Rotorua offers accommodation with free WiFi, 3.4 km from Rotorua International Stadium. The property is 3.9 km from Polynesian Spa.
Featuring mountain views, the bed and breakfast is composed of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with free toiletries.
A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property.
Guests can also relax in the garden.
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is 4.3 km from the bed and breakfast, while Tamaki Maori Village is 5 km... More...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Forest Manor - Top Class is a detached holiday home with a terrace, set in Rotorua. At the 5 star property, guests benefit from a patio.
There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. A flat-screen TV is provided. Other facilities at Forest Manor - Top Class include a spa centre and barbecue.
Free use of 2 adult bicycles and 2 children's bicycles are available at the property and the area is popular for cycling and hiking. Rotorua Museum... More...
- Holiday Home.
Set in Rotorua, just 2.9 km from Rotorua International Stadium, Peaceful Stream features accommodation with free WiFi....