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Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch
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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” (55 reviews)
“sea planes” (11 reviews)
“trout fishing” (8 reviews)
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ruyati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We literally only really had one day in Rotorua and the Lake is a must see. We actually saw some Japanese tourists boiling eggs in one of the steam vents. Fascinating and well worth a look. SueM

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake front is a very popular area to park, picnic or just wander along the esplanade. If you want an aerial view then take a trip up on the skyline gondola for a magnificent view of this lake

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 7 September 2017

we went there for 30 min, its very nice clean place, they also have ample of parking, there are some garden too. worth visiting

Thank chinmayShah00
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I like that you can park on the shore front and wander around the lake front. Good place to take kids / stop and eat lunch etc.

Thank brentling
Reviewed 21 August 2017

visiting friends right on the lake, awesome to watch how the lake changes in character throughout the day, never boring

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Good place to relax. One can feed breads to the birds. Also has a cruise. One can really relax by spending some time sitting on the bench at the lake.

Thank nihir53
Reviewed 14 August 2017

from islands, sea planes, paddles boats, black swans and steam rising from the lake there are so many photo opportunities

Thank chris c
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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