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...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Located in Rotorua, a 20-minute walk from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Lakeview Holiday Home offers accommodation with free WiFi. The accommodation has a spa bath.
The units at the holiday home have a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, a dishwasher, kettle, and an oven. A terrace, a satellite flat-screen TV and air conditioning are available in each unit.
The property has a spa centre.
Polynesian Spa is 3.6 km from Lakeview Holiday Home, while Rotorua Museum is... More...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Hamurana
Located in Hamurana, in a building dating from 1987, Clover Downs Homestead offers barbecue facilities and guestrooms with free WiFi. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden and a terrace. The rooms have a terrace with garden views.
The units in the bed and breakfast are equipped with a coffee machine. Each room comes with a private bathroom. At Clover Downs Homestead, rooms have a seating area.
A continental breakfast is available every morning at the... More...
Villa Accommodation - Rotorua
Boasting spectacular lake, city and mountain views from the large timber deck, Tihi Retreat is a private home featuring free Wi-Fi and a media room with an incredible sound system and 65-inch flat-screen satellite TV. Central Rotorua is a 10-minute drive away.
The luxury, split-level house has a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan dining and living area with a gas fireplace and under-floor heating. There are 7 smart TVs throughout the house. The entire first floor is dedicated to the... 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...
- Attraction - Rotorua.
Polynesian Spa is New Zealand's leading international spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of...