Lake Rotorua, Rotorua

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Stretching for miles and miles, Lake Rotorua boasts the title of North Island's second-largest lake. Though the lake's high volume of sediment does not lend itself to water sports, the surroundings make a special treat for a wide variety travelers. Drive, walk, or cycle through the lush surroundings to discover farmland, native bush, and bubbling geothermal springs. If you do want to get onto the water, consider a trout fishing trip or hopping aboard the traditional paddle steamer that cruises the lake. Before you visit Rotorua, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • If you're taking the route to or from Auckland it's worth taking the eastern route around this late. The roadway literally runs adjacent to this lake for some segments, and it's nearly impossible not ...  more »
  • There is quite a pungent smell of sulphur near the lake as well as anywhere in Rotorua. The lake has quite a good boardwalk which in very pleasant to view the lake itself and surrounds.  more »
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  • Beautiful Lake. On the city side, there ia really beautiful {and easy) walk along the waterfront. Here you can see some really wonderful views. There is also a great playground for kids with lots of variety for different ages. There's also a clean (and free) public toilet. Of you had of around the lake (either by car or bike}, you won't be disappointed. There's lots of great views There are boat trips also, but gotta admit I've b nene done those. They are definitely on my bucket list though.
  • It's good to walk along the lake. Tranquil and beautiful scenery
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