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:
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 Park Accommodation - Rotorua
Set on 3 hectares of peaceful parkland, All Seasons Holiday Park features an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and unique prehistoric themed parklands with large dinosaur figures and educational activities. It is only a 10-minute drive to Rotorua city centre. There is a heated indoor pool and hot tub, for year round swimming.
All accommodation at All Seasons Rotorua Holiday Park offers a private patio, heating and a TV. WiFi access is available. Most apartments also include cooking... More...
Motel Accommodation - Rotorua
Arista of Rotorua studios are 20 minutes’ walk from the famous Polynesian Spa. The property features a BBQ area and a pirate ship children’s playground set in lovely gardens. Guests enjoy 3GB of free WIFI per day. Most apartments feature a private hot tub and a private patio.
Arista of Rotorua is 5 minutes’ drive from central Rotorua, and 10 minutes’ drive from Rotorua Airport. Paradise Valley Springs are a 15-minute drive away.
A kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator is... More...
Resort Accommodation - Rotorua
Regal Palms Resort offers a range of studios, suites and apartments, all with cooking facilities and hot tub. Facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and guest lounge/bar with open fireplace.
Each room at Regal Palms Resort includes a private bathroom, flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player. Heating and air conditioning are provided, along with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave and fridge.
All rooms have either an outdoor patio or private balcony. Guests... More...
Cleveland Thermal Motel
Located on 1.2 hectares of spacious grounds with manicured lawns and a garden, Cleveland Motel is 1.6 km from Rotorua...
Parasailing on Lake Rotorua
- Parasailing & Paragliding - Rotorua. Starting from $85.00 per person
Soar up to 400 feet (120 meters) in the air above stunning Lake Rotorua. See what the birds see and get a 360-degree,...