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“Was not really very pretty.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua
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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch
Ranked #16 of 108 things to do in Rotorua
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Owner description: 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.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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209 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Was not really very pretty.”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Liked the lake for being smack right in the city centre of Rotorua. A pity that there was not really a nice part where you could swin or have a good restaurant fronting it.
Please be aware that i am only reviewing the part of the lake on the city side and i have not explored the other shores.

Visited February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Lake Rotorua is very beautiful. A great place to relax and watch the world go by. Rotorua is definitely a great place to visit when you are in North Island.

Visited May 2014
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
“Cold but nice walk along the lake”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The lake is very pretty, we stayed in a house overlooking the lake and the sunrise and sunset was amazing every day. We walked along the lake from Memorial Drive to Rotorua Museum. It took quite a while but was a nice walk. We saw quite a few black swans on the way.

Visited July 2014
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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281 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Gone are the many black swans. Instead tourists have encouraged an invasion of voracious gulls that will snatch food from unwary and unguarded hands. Inflatable playgrounds and cheap food shops have taken over. Shame. It used to be nice.

Visited July 2014
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ruthin UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“a resort on its own”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

a lovely place to relax and watch the world go by - with wildlife and the unique hot springs. A great place to catch a seaplane for an aerial tour of the volcano and the area

Visited April 2014
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