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.
Rotokakahi and Tikitapu 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 Lake Rotorua accommodation.
This week's featured accommodation at Lake Rotorua is:
Apartment, Holiday Home, Luxury Accommodation, Resort - Rotorua
Located just outside the city, ensuring your getaway is relaxing, WorldMark Resort Rotorua is the perfect base for whatever brings you to this wonderful area of New Zealand. A 20 minute drive will take you to the heart of Rotorua City. Located on the edge of the lake, experience stunning views in a relaxed and removed environment.
Rotorua is truly like no other destination. It's a fascinating mix of culture, adventure and relaxation. Renowned for being a hotbed of thermal activity,... More...
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Rotorua
The Rotorua Rising Trout B&B is our lakeside home where a warm kiwi welcome awaits our guests to Rotorua. Our bed and breakfast is located on beautiful Lake Rotorua providing extremely comfortable accommodation at the top of the lake very close by world renowned trout fishing spot - the Ohau Channel.
Accommodation consists of two well appointed guest rooms each with en suite, luxury bedding, glorious Rotorua lakeside views, tea/coffee making facilities... More...
Cottage, Holiday Home Accommodation - Rotorua
Step off the deck to your own sandy lake (views from all rooms) or look forward to falling asleep to the waves gently lapping on the beach. Sandy Loch Cottage is situated right at the lakes edge just 15 minutes from the heart of Rotorua - the ultimate tourist destination!
Fully self contained, Sandy Loch Cottage offers an independent escape set in a tranquil location with its own private beach, and beautiful views across the lake to Mokoia Island and beyond surround the... More...
Hotel Accommodation - Rotorua - Central Location
Being functional rather than luxury, the Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is ideal for those who want to witness some of nature's most powerful earth forces, experience the richness of the Maori culture and be thrilled by an array of adventure activities in the country.
Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, this property is adjacent to the famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua's vibrant city centre, Convention Centre and... More...
Hotel Accommodation - Rotorua - Kawaha Point
Providing an opportunity to experience the rich New Zealand culture and tranquillity of its beautiful lodge accommodation, Peppers on the Point is an ideal place to reside while in Rotorua.
Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is located only 10 minutes from the heart of Rotorua City and is placed on Kawaha Point Road.
This luxury lodge retreat is a converted 1930s mansion filled with beautiful antiques and a... More...