Lake Rotorua
Lake Rotorua
4.5
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The largest of a dozen lakes formed by volcanic activity, this clear, calm lake offers cruises, kayaking and sailing, as well as great trout fishing.
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing enhancement to Rotorua's lakefront since our last visit. Beautiful landscaping, boardwalk, and cool all ages playground occupy the space that used to be a carpark. Well done to the local authority!
Written 16 March 2024
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Lake Rotorua is a fabulous lake and can be reached by a short walk from the city center. It was a very pleasant experience just walking on the pathway at the edge of the lake and watching some interesting wild life including some black swans. Certainly would very highly recommend Lake Rotorua to any traveler.
Written 26 November 2019
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John Raggas
Thessaloniki, Greece38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
A definetly mest see place in north New Zealand. There you see real Maoris the way they live and can accomodate! We have a fantastic daytrip there
Written 26 October 2015
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hansromer
Yarmouth, ME47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Nice area, plenty to do. Sailing, flying, hiking, bathing (Hell's Gate), dining, gondola, mountain biking and wine tasting (me!) I stayed at newly renovated Lake Rotorua hotel and was a comfortable 3-4 start hotel, just 5 minutes from downtown. Touring NZ? A must stop, especially to see all the geothermal sites!
Written 5 February 2017
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Lake Rotorua is located to the north of the city and was created from a volcano that last erupted 240,000 years ago and as a consequence the magma chamber underneath collapsed and left a depression known as the Rotorua Caldera. It is a particularly pleasant area and there were a lot of people enjoying the tranquillity of the lake on the day of our visit especially as it was a particularly hot summer's day.
Written 14 January 2017
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csundseth
Lake Ridge, VA267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Rotorua is a nice visit especially for foreigners who are unused to the natural wonders so abundant in New Zealand. We took the helicopter short tour (8 minutes I think) but the views were worth the price.
Written 4 December 2014
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Estero, FL75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
In Rotorua city, almost the entire waterfront is blocked off for renovation. I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's done but now its hard to get a lake-side view.
Written 6 March 2020
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John S
Exeter, UK294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We had previously visited this beautiful lake and found this time that due to construction work we had to find our way around to the shore. Once there it is very magical and we loved the black swans.
Written 29 January 2020
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Freeman5802
Worcestershire, UK265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Third time visiting Rotorua, it Somehow relaxes you . Yoh quickly do not notice the smell of sulphur , we always find something new to do, be interested to see how they redevelop the waterfront I hope they do not lose its charm.
Written 20 January 2020
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M Baskar
Chennai (Madras), India201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It has a beautiful background which will make you sit and relax there for a while. Nicely maintained and has a good infrastructure of hotels and restaurants around.
Written 16 October 2019
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