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:
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...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Offering free unlimited in-room WiFi, heated pools and fully secure apartments with central heating, MALFROY is located 10 minutes' walk from the CBD, Kuirau Park, restaurants and bars.
Surrounded by a tropical garden, MALFROY Motor Lodge Rotorua offers affordable apartments with well-equipped kitchens.
Relaxation facilities include a heated plunge pool and a mineral pool. Guests can also enjoy outdoor dining using the gas-fired barbecue facilities.
It is a 5-minute drive... More...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Rotorua
Located within 1.3 km of Rotorua International Stadium, SPrivate Space to Call Your Own-B&B in Rotorua features a number of amenities including a garden. The property is around a 15-minute walk from Te Puia, 3 km from Polynesian Spa and 3.4 km from Tamaki Maori Village. Attractions in the area include Rotorua Museum, 3.7 km away, or Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, situated 5 km from the property.
The bedroom and living room overlook the Te Puia geysers. Guests from both rooms share... More...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Jack & Di's Lakefront Resort Motel is set on 1-acre of gardens, offering views of Lake Rotorua and within walking distance of Waiteti trout fishing stream. Guests can watch the sun rise, stroll along the beach or explore the river by kayak. Free WiFi and free onsite parking is provided.
Each of the self-contained apartments are air-conditioned and have a heat pump. All include a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, lounge area with a sofa and TV. Tea and coffee is provided.... 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...
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
- Horse Riding - Rotorua. Starting from $65.00 per person
Hop into the saddle and experience the best of New Zealand’s great outdoors on this 1 hour horse trekking adventure...