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Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach

Rotorua, New Zealand
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Mirror calm lake

Even on a cold dreary day there is something mystical and magical about this lake. Looking across... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Experience of a lifetime

Our visit to hot water beach at Lake Tarawera was an amazing experience. How often do you see... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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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

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

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

Thank JoteePark
Reviewed 21 April 2017

the views are worth the journey,a coffee place is next to the lake the food is simple.nature walks are at the lake side,

Thank Morando B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was pouring down rain when we stopped here, but that didn't stop of from exploring and enjoying. Would highly recommend leaving a few minutes to enjoy this beautiful spot

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited this amazing location with family. What a unique experience, digging your very own hot water spa on a beach with amazing views.

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely hike from the landing to the hot pool and after that over the last hill to the hot water beach. I loved the hike and the hot water experience. I took the water taxi for 25$ (leaves at 3:30pm but call to make sure...More

Thank Mh1976
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say...what an amazing place the hot water beach was...it started of on a warm Sunday morning and we followed the trail and after 18km we ended up on a beach and the water was hot and also the sand on the...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We actually planned another trip but changed plans after this hike was recommended by the DOC information in Rotorua. It is a wonderful 15 km hike along Lake Terawera with beautiful views of the lake. After arriving at the campsite you are greeted by the...More

1  Thank JV_Travelling
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the 15km hike to the beach. It is a long hard hike so be prepared. Took a solid 4 hours. Lots of uphill so good level of fitness is essential. Not a good hike for young children. Take food and water with you. Beach...More

Thank nzgirl68
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