Lake Rotomahana
Lake Rotomahana
4.5
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Lake Rotomahana and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles14 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Allan T
172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The boat ride & commentary was just awesome. To think that we were above one of the 7 natural wonders of the world (pink & white terraces) is quite daunting.
The skippers app for the Terraces was amazing.
Written 7 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

J_Jarndyce
County Durham, UK695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Scenic lake at the end of the Volcanic Valley trail. Well worth the walk (over an hour) from the visitor centre.
Written 15 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wendymagz
Matamata, New Zealand1,490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We cruised Lake Rotomahana at the tail end of our visit to Waimangu Geothermal Valley. After the long walk down the hill (4 km) viewing the attractions at Waimangu, it was so relaxing to sit on board the little launch and cruise around this beautiful lake. The ship's captain gave us an excellent commentary about the origins of the lake and showed us the places of interest. This lake was formed with the catastrophic eruption of Mt Tarawera in June 1886. The lake is now 20 times bigger and 170 metres deeper than it was before the eruption which also killed about 120 people and destroyed the magnificent Pink and White Terraces. I fully recommend this lovely cruise as part of your visit to the Waimangu Geothermal Valley.
Written 18 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

T5507OOpatrickn
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This beautiful lake on which you can take a boat ride is full of wild birds and lovely scenery at the end of an absolutely stunning walk. Listen out for the frogs that make a lovely noise - I think only at certain times of the year?
Written 20 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gabbi222
Merimbula, Australia237 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We found the boat ride comfortable, with some points of interest along the way, but enjoyed the last 10 minutes the most
Written 10 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deepika F
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
We went there as the final part of our visit to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Unfortunately, did not have much time to wander around but loved the bird watching spot!
Written 29 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bosnix42
Wagga Wagga, Australia26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Many points of interest and explanations clearly given. As well as getting a close up view of steaming cliffs and fumaroles, the history and what lies beneath the water was interesting. If nothing else, it was a pleasant boat ride in a relatively untouched environment.
Written 10 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MinickL
Melbourne, Australia718 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Well worth the boat trip after you've tramped into the valley. Lots of fascinating geothermal points of interest and if you're lucky you'll catch one of the geysers doing its thing! Tickets should be purchased at the visitor centre at the beginning of your walk.
Written 25 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

VWriter
Los Gatos, CA855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Took a one hour cruise that gave us views of geothermal phenomena that we never would have seen from land. The shorelines are beautiful and steam rises here and there from the volcanic activity. Under the surface lies the terraces formed by volcanic explosions that in the 19th century were on the shore fully exposed. After more eruptions, they were submerged but they were located a few years ago, according to researchers. Who knows, maybe they will rise again in the tuture. Even without seeing them, the lake and the land are awesome and beautiful.
Written 30 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

LAKE ROTOMAHANA (2024) All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

FlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire