Blue Lake Track, Rotorua

4.4
#1 of 7 in Trails in Rotorua
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Scientifically confirmed as the clearest freshwater lake in the world, Blue Lake Track ranks as a top attraction for New Zealand tourists. This body of water lies in the northern part of the Southern Alps, in the Nelson Lakes National Park conservation area. Historically, the lake was used by the Maori people during funeral ceremonies, and is therefore considered sacred. Today, you can take a helicopter ride over the water to get the best views, or hike around the park to see it up close. Put Blue Lake Track at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rotorua day trip planner.
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  • This is a great walk for all walking levels, the bush is picturesque, the lake was calm and glassy, the birdlife was plentiful, they sung all the way round. Beautiful part of the country.  more »
  • This is a beautiful leisurely walk, with lots of contrast; shingle beaches, pretty shoreline, lush forest, native bush and photogenic views....all good! The path is well marked and well maintained. I....  more »
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  • Such a beautiful walk! Fresh air, gorgeous views. Nature in New Zealand is sublime.
  • Less than 15kms drive from Rotorua. It is awesome to see green and blue coloured lakes from one view point. Blue lake can be used for aquatic activities but green lake is considered as divine, so those activities aren't allowed. View point is 500 meters ahead of blue lake. Parking and toilet facilities are available

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