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Lake Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 44 attractions in Rotorua
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: The largest of a dozen lakes formed by volcanic activity, this clear, calm lake offers cruises, kayaking and sailing, as well as great trout fishing.
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jakarta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This beautifully peaceful lake has a violent history. Geothermal activity continues below and around Lake Rotorua. Clouds of steam drift around the shore and the water has a high sulphur content, resulting in a magical green-blue colouration.

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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This lake is really interesting to walk (and drive) around the whole thing. Some sections are quite beautiful, blue, etc and others smell like sulphur and have steam coming out of them. The contrast between different areas of the same lake was really interesting.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Black swans and black ducks on the lake,very lovely,worth a visit,great place to go take photos and watch the cruise boats and small plave come in and out.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great area for families, with a very good playground and clean toilets. Also very close to 'Eat Street' if you are looking for somewhere to dine out.

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Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The lake itself is kept in good order and the walkways well maintained. Great for a stroll or a run if that's your preference. There is a good area for kids to play on and use up their energy. Try the coffee shop on your stroll.

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Ahmedabad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Its i a nice place to do some click. Sudima lake resort is just opposite to this lake and some of the room have view of this beautiful lake.

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The lake is immense and we had arrived towards sunset. We decided to try to capture sunset views of the lake at an appropriate angle which meant driving some kilometres South East . Cloud formation was not absolutely ideal for sunset photography but the thermal arisings and the differing colours at the surface of the lake made adequate recompense. The... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I visited the lovely little town of Rotorua in December 2012. From our hotel room we had the first glimpse of Lake Rotorua. It looked nice! After a quick lunch we decided to walk down and take a stroll. As we got closer, the breathtaking view in front of us left us completely in disbelief. The deep... More

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Mersing, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Walking by the lakeside and enjoying the cool breeze was a memorable experience that can never be forgotten forever..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

beautiful lake. we did paddel boating there. it was amazing exepereince. there are lots of other activities aswell you can do there. we also jet boating which was amazing. we liked this place.

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