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 Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Zen Home, a property with barbecue facilities and a garden, is set in Rotorua, 2.9 km from Rotorua International Stadium, 3.5 km from Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, as well as 4.3 km from Paradise Valley Springs. This property offers access to a terrace.
The holiday home is composed of 4 bedrooms, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. A TV is provided.
The holiday home offers a terrace.
Polynesian Spa is 4.4 km from Zen Home, while Tamaki Maori... More...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Featuring a spa pool, a garden and a barbecue. Titi Wai Cottage is a detached holiday home situated in Rotorua. The property boasts views of the mountain with glorious sunrises and sunsets and is within walking distance from Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven and microwave. A TV with Bluetooth sound bar is available. WiFi is free of charge. The golf course is at the end of the street and mini-golf is nearby. The Redwood Forest is across the road... 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...