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Lake Rotorua

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Business Type: Second Biggest Lake


Lake Rotorua is the second biggest lake in the North Island, but is more notably known, for being in the heart of New Zealand

Address: Rotorua Rotorua


Ranked number 11 in New Zealand at 79 square km, it is surrounded by lakes, 14 of which are easily accessible including the spectacular Blue and Green Lakes.

Rotorua is also known internationally as the home of Maori culture and tourism in New Zealand, with Lake Rotorua the centre of the most famous love story in NZ, according to Maori legend.

You can visit Mokoia Island in the heart of Lake Rotorua which is steeped in cultural history.

Hear the love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai – even take a soak in Hinemoa’s hot pool.

Mokoia Island is a sanctuary for many endangered species – offering native bush walks to learn about our flora and fauna.

The lakes are great for water sports – kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, also for fishing.

Check the details for each lake as to what is permitted.

At the end of your action packed day, take some time to relax in the hot pools.

Feeling refreshed, the city has an amazing choice of places to dine and relax even more!


Rotorua, North Island

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