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“Stunning lake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ...
Ranked #43 of 108 things to do in Rotorua
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“Stunning lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Incredible beautiful lake and peaceful to walk around. It also
Had cable car from the hill nearby from where you get a full front view of the lake and the area. Don't miss it if you stop by the region and also worth spending some nights here as it is famous for geysers too.

Visited April 2014
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Monaghan, Ireland
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“Beautiful sunsets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Lake Rotoiti is on the outskirts of Rotorua and provides a gorgeous backdrop for Rotorua's stunning summer sunsets. A photo op not to be missed!

Visited April 2014
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“Mineral pools lakeside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

A group of mineral hot pools of varying temperatures sited on the shores of Lake Rotoiti in Manupirua Bay, but accessible only by boat. Amazing location. Swim in the lake itself, jumping off the jetty or sliding down the slide into the lake, swim to the nearby raft then to shore and into one or other of the hot pools. Bliss. We visited in autumn and the lake whilst cold was still swimmable. But hey, you get cold you just jump in the hot pools. In addition to the boat hire the cost of access to the pool was NZD20 per adult or child over 12 years. Child NSD10. Worth it.

Visited April 2014
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“Placid, beautiful lake.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

As other writers have noted, this lake is beautiful to observe, but to fully enjoy you need a boat.
We were fortunate to stay at a relative's home and make use of their small launch and their kayaks.
The boat took us to otherwise inaccessible thermal pools and hideaway beaches (with names like Honeymoon Beach). The kayaks allowed us to drift along viewing the occasionally spectacular lakeside homes, the wildlife and the restful beauty of this wonderful part of New Zealand. Thank you, creator, for the privilege of living in this country!

Visited April 2014
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“Okere Falls Scenic Reserve off Lake Rotoiti”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Local friends took us to this reserve near Rotorua off Lake Rotoiti. From the carpark it is a short walk to Okere Falls, said to be the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world with an 11 metre white watered plunge into a deep pool below. We passed the ruins of Rotorua's first hydro-electric power station, down Hinemoa's Steps which were carved into a rock face in 1907 which led to Tutea Caves which were used by the Maoris to hide during times of war. From a viewing platform near here you can watch rafters descend the waterfall. Nearby the Trout Pool is a popular fishing spot. Worth seeing.

Visited February 2014
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