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Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
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USD 30.79*
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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch
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USD 59.49*
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Parasailing on Lake Rotorua
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USD 69.29*
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Kawarau Jet Rotorua and Mokoia Island Combo
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black swans” (56 reviews)
“sea planes” (11 reviews)
“trout fishing” (8 reviews)
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

walked down to the water front from our hotel millennium good place to reflex one can feed breads to the birds spending some time sitting on the bench at the lake the were ducks and black swans gliding arround

Thank Harakchand-Gadiya
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i have visited lake rotorua twice,on a visit 2 see my sister and brother-in-law,who live in wellington,we caravanned up the island stopping at different places,there is a strong smell of sulpher,you can see the people with their pipes sticling in the ground,using the steam to...More

1  Thank bammisammy
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It's a nice lake in the town centre of Rotorua. It's great to have picnic or to go with children to the playground there and enjoying the seaside. ;-)

Thank T_Money1900
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Who can imagine that a huge crater like this can exude so much peace. Here's why you shouldn't miss this lake: 1. Good place to enjoy peaceful thinking and duck watching. 2. Good idea to walk from end to end. 3. Good opportunity for a...More

Thank Violetology
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Cant miss this lake, the 1st lake you see when you enter Rotorua. Fresh water the Island in the middle of it & all that surrounds this beautiful lake.

Thank cmkiriona
Reviewed 27 October 2017

You can drive along the lake you can discover many lovely places. My friends and I did. It's a huge lake, and there are water activities that you can book to go on.

Thank Happenings2
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I highly recommend parasailing on Lake Rotorua, you see the whole town and the steam of sulphur from the beautiful view you get. also they have nice markets on weekend mornings you have to check out!

Thank TheTasi
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The lake front has a park for the children. Plenty of parking and at times has different events. A great place to relax and take a walk. Don’t miss it.

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We saw a plane land on the lake and there are plenty activities based on the lake and overlooking it.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The view is just breath taking, cold weather, superb. Worth visiting and just enjoy the view and take some pictures

Thank Ruyati
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Raluca G
21 September 2017|
Response from jobst56 | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry, didn't go!
17 December 2016|
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Response from tony00001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi hobiton is just outside matamata which is about half way to Taupo so would make a good stop. The drive from Thames to matamata is about 1hr 20 minutes down on highway 27. I have not been to hobiton so unable to help... More