Bodies of Water in Rotorua

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Bodies of Water in Rotorua

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  • Mouzouris
    Detroit, MI1,984 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Airbnb was across the park so the lake was two minutes walk for us. We visited a couple of times as my wife’s favorite coffee truck was right there. Great for people watching, exercise, playground for the kids. Also looked like plane and chopper tours took off or could be booked from right there.
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Alison H
    Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of my favourite places - hot water in a creek, free, beautiful setting, it’s so lovely! The kids were fascinated and loved it. It’s proper hot, a bit too hot for a summers day to be honest. There’s quite a bit of shade though.
    It’s a place that’s actively trying to keep visitors numbers low, so the facilities are non-existent. The path is muddy and full of roots so go on a dry day. It’s worth keeping on walking till you get to the pool beside the waterfall. It’s quite a drop to get to the main pool, we had to help the kids down, but there are easier to access places that are the right depth for sitting in.
    Risks - the car park is known for theft, so beware. And don’t put your head in the water or get the water in your mouth, nose or eyes as the stream can be germy.
    There are no toilets or changing rooms, but don’t let that put you off!
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • Ria van Raaij
    Mook, The Netherlands26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nicest view ,is when you drive upon the hill with a guide of the Maoris ,he is Dennis brings you to the top of the hill and you have an amazing view over the two lakes Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti
    Written 29 December 2022
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  • FPeter_12
    Auckland, New Zealand201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    wort a visit in the early morning feel and experience the wonderful ambience of this place plus on the way visit the buried Village
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • millynted
    Te Aroha, New Zealand50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem!
    Josie and Helen were our therapists. One of us had a facial and one had a massage. Both treatments were an hour long and at $125 were affordable and special. Helen's care and facial was just amazing. The pool to soak in before and after the treatments were so beautiful. Highly rate this place.
    Written 17 March 2024
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a sacred lake to the Māori people and the local iwi control it. Therefore no swimming or direct access. But you can see it from a lookout if you do the blue lake track.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Rutland Auckland
    Auckland, New Zealand265 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stayed at lake Rotoma at a Bach, kayaked several times on the lake

    Fantastic views
    Beautiful clear waters

    Top tips
    - if going early April, go wild blackberries picking, near the fire station
    - take insect repellent, we were bitten to pieces, even out on the lake
    Written 22 April 2023
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