Best Rotorua Lake Activities


Rotorua is surrounded by beautiful lakes which offer plenty of fishing, walking trails and water based activities.  The city itself is nestled next to Lake Rotorua where a number of water based activities are operated from.  Here are our picks of the best lake based activities to experience.

Tarawera and Lakes 2-Hour Duck Eco Tour

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

  Highlights See the amazing volcanic domes of Tarawera as you ride on the waters of Lake Tarawera Hear about the volcanic eruption, Maori migration to NZ, geothermal activity, and much more Ride on New Zealand's only genuine WW2 landing crafts as you splash onto the water without leaving your seat Listen to a comprehensive and engaging commentary on Rotorua's cultural, geother... More info

Lake Rotoiti & Hot Pools Guided Kayak

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

Highlights Kayak across the scenic Lake Rotoiti Enjoy a range of hot pools with varying temperatures Take a relaxing thermal soak or a refreshing swim in the lake Visit the glow-worm caves   Description Combine a kayak tour with a soak in the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti whilst visiting Rotorua.  On arrival at the base, you'll be kitte... More info

Lake Rotoiti: Guided Evening Kayak Tour and Hot Pools

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

HighlightsPaddle across Lake Rotoiti while surrounded by spectacular mountain peaksAppreciate the clear blue waters of this lake as you glide along by kayakGo inside a small cave and see the bright, sparkling glowworms light it upSoak in the warm healing waters of the Manupirua Hot Springs at sunsetStare at the bright stars of the night sky as you kayak back over the lakeDescriptionGo kayaking on ... More info

Rotorua Lake: Deluxe Lake Spa Geothermal Hot Spring Bathing

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

HighlightsEnjoy beautiful views of Lake Rotorua from a series of mineral hot poolsTake advantage of full spa access with hot and cold pools, and geothermally heated poolside reclinersPremium changing facilities with basics providedLarge indoor relaxation loungeDescriptionSavor a deluxe spa day while connecting with New Zealand’s natural elements at Lake Rotorua. Discover the natural spring water... More info

Rotorua City and Lakes Duck Tour

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

  Highlights Take in Rotorua’s sights from your seat on an amphibious bus See amazing lakes, volcanic domes, geothermal sites, iconic buildings and more Enjoy live commentary on the history of Rotorua   Description Discover Rotorua city and its lakes on a unique 90-minute sightseeing adventure that takes you over land and into the water by amphibious vehicle. This... More info

Tarawera and Lakes 2-Hour Duck Tour

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

Highlights See the amazing volcanic domes of Tarawera as you ride on the waters of Lake Tarawera Hear the story of the volcanic eruption, Maori migration to NZ, geothermal activity and so much more Ride on New Zealand's ONLY genuine WW2 landing crafts as you splash onto the water without leaving your seat Enjoy the thrill of turning from a truck to a boat as you splash down on two of t... More info

Katoa Lake Rotorua

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

Feel the rush of adrenaline as our high powered engines blast you over the water up to 85 km/h, and our experienced drivers throw the boats into 360° spins.  Visit iconic landmarks around Lake Rotorua, and learn the history of the area, the people and the events that have shaped this special place into the cultural capital of New Zealand.   We provide you with Spray Jackets to keep yo... More info

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools

Best Rotorua Lake Activities

Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools are locally owned and operated and totally unique to New Zealand and around the world.  Open all year for that early winter morning soak, a summer's day picnic and swim, or a romantic evening under a starlit sky. The hot pools are accessible only by boat or by air which means this haven remains unspoiled and pristine.  Come and enjoy the beauty of the surroundin... More info