The New Rotorua Lakefront Development
An update on the transformation of Rotorua's Lakefront
Book Top Experiences and Tours in Rotorua:If youʻre booking your trip to Rotorua last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- White Island & Whale Island 1-Hour Volcano Scenic Flight
- Mitai Maori Village: Cultural Experience and Dinner Buffet
- From Tauranga: Skydive over Mount Maunganui
- Rotorua: Guided Zipline Adventure Tour with Photos
- Okere Falls: Zipline over Waterfalls Experience
The $40 million project has been jointly funded by the Rotorua local council and the government via the Provincial Development Unit (PDU). When fully completed, the lakefront will allow the public to reengage with the water and access the lake for recreation while clearing away the clutter to better reveal the significance of Mokoia Island in the distance.
The 5-metre wide timber boardwalk arcs across the bay, joining headland to headland. Each end of the boardwalk offers a distinct experience. The western end is active, providing opportunity for canoeing, kayaking and other recreational water sports, including swimming. The eastern end is a more reflective space that celebrates the landscape.
The impressive boardwalk is already being warmly received by locals and visitors alike. The transformation has continued with a new playground, carpark and new city cycleway connection.
Click through the gallery below for the latest photos of the exciting new development.