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...
Holiday Park Accommodation - Rotorua
Boasting 2 outdoor mineral swimming pools, Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park is located next to the Kuirau Geothermal Reserve. It offers rooms with 100 MB of free Wi-Fi each day.
TOP 10 Holiday Park Rotorua is 5 minutes’ drive from Lake Rotorua and Mitai. Te Puia is a 7-minute drive, and Rotorua Airport is a 15-minute drive away.
The property features a communal TV lounge with a fireplace and a 50-inch plasma-screen TV. It also has 2 BBQ areas, a children’s playground and a tour desk... More...
Guest House Accommodation - Rotorua
Featuring free WiFi, Kiwi As Guest House offers accommodation in Rotorua, 200 m from Tamaki Maori Village Centre.
You will find a shared kitchen at the property.
Rotorua Museum is 400 m from Kiwi As Guest House, while Polynesian Spa is 300 m from the property. The Rotorua i-site and coach station is 700 m away.
The nearest airport is Rotorua Airport, 6 km from Kiwi As Guest House. More...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Ann's Volcanic Motel offers spacious rooms and apartments with free satellite TV and free laundry facilities. All accommodation includes an outdoor patio and seating area.
Rotorua city centre is less than 3 minutes’ drive from Ann's Volcanic Motel and Serviced Apartments. It is a 15-minute drive to Rotorua Airport and a 3-minute drive to the Whakarewarewa Maori Village, TePuia, Polynesian Spa and Lake Rotorua.
All rooms and apartments are located on the ground floor and have... More...
Aorangi Peak Holiday House
- Holiday Home.
Set on 14 acres of farmland, Aorangi Peak Holiday House boasts panoramic views of Rotorua, an on-site deer farm and a...