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Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank chris c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant walk. Information spots in significant locations. Well signposted. Plenty to see. Abundant birdlife

Thank Jashedan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the lake. It was so relaxing and the swan's were beutifull. This is a much do for nature lovers.

Thank annelizeroetz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got up early (jet lag from the UK) and went for a walk by the lake and it was an amazing experience. Quiet, tranquil. It was v cold and the lake being thermal was slightly warmer so mist was rising from it. There were...More

Thank Derrick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was completely unexpected. The lakeside park was very nice and peaceful. Certainly worth a visit if you're in Rotorua for a few days.

Thank Virgin Island Traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice lake definitely worth a visit. Worth it to take in the sulphur smell. Close to town and is massive.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can take a walk around the lake, where you will inevitably come across some geothermal activity. Alternatively take a drive around the lake stopping occasionaly to take in the beauty of views from different vistas.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Nice walk along the lake. It's the first time that I've seen black swans so well worth a visit. They swim right up to you which is great

Thank Charlene S
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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