Sulphur Point
Sulphur Point
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Cliff J
London, UK2,085 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Sulphur Point is just south of the Government Gardens and makes an interesting walk, especially if combined with the gardens. Some interpretation boards giving information about the geothermal area and the geologic history of the area. There are generally lots of birds around the edge of the lake, which adds a different dimension to the walk. The paths are generally good and mostly flat so stroller and wheelchair access should not be a problem. Like all hot springs and geothermal areas around the world the smell of sulphur is all pervading - but you do get used to it!
Written March 31, 2020
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Stewarts Vacation
1,543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We started the walk from the Lake Front which added a fair distance before we reached the geotherml area. It is a pleasant enough walk along the lake side, round Hatupatu Drive car park at the point, but it does at least a half hour extra. As a result we stopped the walk just in front of the Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel. I believe the walk continues to the Puarenga Stream.
It would be better to park along Hatupatu Drive and start closer to Sulphur Point. The path is clear and it is an easy level walk. It is an interesting and different geothermal area to explore. Free!
Written March 8, 2022
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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,574 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Interesting area with some lovely sights especially at sunset. Lots of birdlife and views across the lake, steaming water etc.
But sadly it can be full of undesirable people, drinking, gathering and being disruptive. Pity to spoil such a lovely peaceful place.
Written June 20, 2020
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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,574 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Sulphur Point is an interesting place to visit and have a walk along the pathways. Good views over the lake from the end carpark. Lots of bird life in protected area.

Sadly it can sometimes have a lot of people who can look dubious and make you feel a little uncomfortable at times. I wouldn't recommend walking the paths on your own any longer. Some homeless and other people seem to hang around there.

Still worth the visit to see views over the lake.
Written July 16, 2021
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JedAfterthought
Levin, New Zealand241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We parked behind the Events Centre and were able to walk round Sulphur Point to the adjacent bird sanctuary, heading towards the Polynesian Spa. Very simple way to stretch your legs and break a long day’s driving. Fascinating foreshore with hissing hot pools and churning mud. Then we diverted into Government Gardens to see this beautiful sculpture…
Written April 21, 2024
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Worth the time to walk around this area and see some geothermal displays and also lovely scenery. You will see a lot of native birds and of course seagulls, swans and Ducks. We actually saw a pukeko and geese while we were there. Great spot!
Written October 31, 2022
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
After the drive up for Wellington, we were well and truly ready to stretch our legs and get in a few steps. We wandered from our hotel into the Rotorua CBD which sadly has been severely impacted by Covid-19. We wandered down through the Government Gardens and then on down to Sulphur Point and further. You forget the stench that is Rotorua between visits!
Written February 15, 2021
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HinemoaHoney
Rotorua, New Zealand111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
This is an ideal place to visit if you are in Rotorua and like photography. Wander around the paths along the lake edge behind the Events Centre and see the mud pools, sulphur and general thermal activity. Early morning or late afternoon ... follow the road right around the the boat ramp and check out the 'bird tree'. It's amazing if you go at sunrise. Every day (from about 4pm) this tiny little island metres off the lake edge becomes absolutely covered in birds of all shapes and forms. You'll see a couple of varieties of ducks swimming close to the lake edge and pukeko, geese and swans wandering around. The birds are so used to people being there that they get close enough for good photos.
Written August 19, 2014
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shawankit
Melbourne, Australia115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
Amazing white lake view due to sulphur on lake side on queens drive at Rotoura lake. It's has a nice walk aling the lake side taking you to a bird island view. It's free and no charges. Just besides the Event Centre at Rotoura is the entrance to this wonderful area.
Written December 29, 2013
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jersaremol
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Was a great way to see (and smell) the bubbling mud of Rotorua. Easy to find and park our motorhome and the walking tracks and boardwalks made it easy to get around.
Written July 24, 2018
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