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Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach

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Amaze Balls!

This is a gotta see in Rotorua! It is Amaze Balls! Catch the water taxi over there or walk the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Annette B
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Great please in the winter no one there

Great please in the winter no one there and the fishing is very well most of the time. Just around... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a gotta see in Rotorua! It is Amaze Balls! Catch the water taxi over there or walk the trail and taxi back! So beautiful you wont wanna leave!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Annette B
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Great please in the winter no one there and the fishing is very well most of the time. Just around the corner from the jetty there are Maori rock wall paintings but take your gumboots.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank crowntoursnz
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Loved the scenic drive to the Lake and all the surroundings were amazing. Very calm and beautiful to sit and hv a cuppa tea/coffee!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tripreview777
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You really need to experience this place and either spend the night or just a day trip. DOC have a campsite so you can camp overnight - toilets available but no other luxuries. For a day trip, I would recommend catching a water taxi out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We headed over to the beach for the first time with friends by boat. I was slightly disappointed in the fact that there is not a lot of beach there, think i was expecting it to be more sandy. Found it slightly dangerous having our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank k2512b
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We travelled around the lake with the local postman. His boat was clean and comfortable, but not a luxury cruiser. His knowledge of the area was astounding. He regaled us the stories of the past, as well as visiting the hot water beach.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Faye M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Must visit lake in Rotorua. Very peaceful and calm. Highly recommended. Families or couples can spend quality time at the lake.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NabeelK118
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Even on a cold dreary day there is something mystical and magical about this lake. Looking across at Mt Tarawera on the other side you can almost imagine the sight of the top of the mountain erupting all those years ago. Great lake for swimming...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ah62
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Our visit to hot water beach at Lake Tarawera was an amazing experience. How often do you see natural steaming hot water pouring out of a hillside and into a lake edge? It was a real novelty to see thermal water in nature like that...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LizAH1974
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed with a large group of friends and 17 children aged 12-3. Wonderful spot with no cell phone reception and the only luxury being toilets. Kids utterly happy being kids, swimming, exploring, enjoying being together. Most of our group cooked their food hangi-style in the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JoteePark
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