Sometimes described as the Lakes District of the North Island, Rotorua is a region of picturesque waterways,
including 16 lakes of varying sizes, formed by the volcanic activity of the Central Plateau. The lakes range
from magnificent Lake Rotorua, formed in a volcanic depression or 'caldera', to Lake Rotokawau, a small crater
lake. The most magnificent example of bodies of water being volcanically sculptured is
Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the North Island, the second deepest in New Zealand, and the enduringly beautiful
leftover of a large scale eruption.
Activities are plentiful, as is the fishing! 15 of the region's lakes boast trout of three varieties, rainbow,
brown and brook, and the lakes are abundant in great spots for picnics and swimming. From pleasurable cruises
aboard vessels ranging from the spectacular Lakeland Queen to the fun WWII amphibious vehicle, the lakes of Rotorua
offer visitors a diverse and enjoyable experience for the whole family.
The second largest lake in the North Island, the city of Rotorua lies at its Southern-most point.
Surrounded by native bush, these lakes are popular holiday destinations.
With sandy beaches and crystal blue sparkling water, this is one of New Zealand’s most magnificent lakes.
The largest of the lakes that are nestled beneath Mount Tarawera, home to Hot Water Beach.
Tikitapu and Rotokakahi are two small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera, nick-named for their brilliant blue and green hues.
The deepest of the Rotorua lakes, featuring steaming rock walls and the purest strain of rainbow trout in the world.
The only lake in the region surrounded by flat land and a popular camping destination.
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...
Homestay Accommodation - Okere Falls
Country Space is located in Okere Falls. This homestay features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi.
The homestay is fitted with a flat-screen TV. The bathroom is equipped with a shower.
Fishing can be enjoyed nearby.
Rotorua is 13 km from the homestay, while Mount Maunganui is 44 km away. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 10 km from Country Space. More...
Holiday Park Accommodation - Rotorua
Located on the edge of Blue Lake’s crystal clear waters, this holiday park offers a variety of options to keep the family entertained, including a hot tub, table tennis and a games room.
Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park is within easy walking or cycling distance to the native bush and the exotic greenery of the Whakerewarewa Forest. It is a 7-minute drive from Buried Village and a 16-minute drive from Rotorua town centre.
Guests can relax on their private patio and enjoy garden... 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...
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...