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...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Tikitere
Flemington Lake View Bed and Breakfast is situated in Brunswick Park in the Tikitere district, 14 km from Rotorua. Free private parking is available on site.
A flat-screen TV, as well as a CD player are featured. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. Flemington Lake View Bed and Breakfast features free WiFi throughout the... More...
Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Less than 10 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua, Zodiac Bay Lake Retreat offers private accommodation with free WiFi, free bicycles and free kayaks. Enjoy lovely lake views whilst relaxing on your patio.
The spacious house boasts a Smart flat-screen TV with Netflix. The fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher and coffee machine. It has 2 bathrooms, 1 with a relaxing spa bath.
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park is a 5-minute drive from Zodiac Bay Retreat. The Rotorua Museum is a... More...
Holiday Park Accommodation - Ngongotaha
Set amongst 2 acres of mature trees and gardens, this holiday park features a hot spa pool, children's playground and a games room with satellite TV. You can fish in the stream and enjoy free use of kayaks.
Located on the banks of the Waiteti Trout Fishing Stream, the holiday park sells fishing licences and can rent fishing equipment. Free dinghys are available, along with a fish cleaning and smoking area.
Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park is a 5-minute walk along the stream from... 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...