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Places to eat / paddle boat buffet cruise

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Places to eat / paddle boat buffet cruise

We're visiting Rotorua for 2 nights soon with overseas visitors. Has anyone tried the paddle boat buffet cruise, and if so, is it worthwhile?

Any other recommendations on good, reasonably priced cafes and restaurants would be much appreciated


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1. Re: Places to eat / paddle boat buffet cruise


Have not tried the paddle boat so cannot comment although we often see it cruising slowly on Lake Rotorua.

The lake end of Tutanekai Street has lots of different restaurants and cafes. There are also several hotels on Fenton Street where you can get a meal. In Tutanekai Street you can have Indian, Italian,Thai, Chinese, Fusion, European, Turkish, bar meals, cafe meals, meals that you cook yourself on a sizzle plate, really a lot of choice. Almost all display menu and prices outside so it is quite fun to wander down either side of the street choosing where you would like to dine.Be warned, this variety of choice can lead to arguments! There is even a wine shop for the BYO restaurants. If you have an early meal you may catch Lady Jane's Ice cream parlour still open(try the award winning Kapiti lemongrass & ginger or the plum fraiche icecreams!)

Your overseas visitors would very likely enjoy a Maori Culture Evening & Hangi dinner. Mitai also includes an add on... a night tour of Rainbow Springs (Combo tour) where you would be extremely unlucky not to see kiwi. www.mitai.co.nz You are picked up from and dropped off at most Rotorua accommodation,see glowworms, warriors arriving down the stream in their waka (boat) and then are entertained and learn about Maori culture through song, action and speech. The all inclusive cost of the combo tour is $103 p.p.

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2. Re: Places to eat / paddle boat buffet cruise

Thanks a lot, ValGee - sounds like there's a pretty good selection to choose from


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