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“Hinehopu’s Track and Hongi’s Track”
Review of Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ...
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Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools and Glowworm Cave Kayak Tour from Rotorua
Ranked #48 of 113 things to do in Rotorua
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a beautiful walk along this ancient track dating from 1620. A very good path through native bush accompanied by birdsong. It took a leisurely 45 mins to get to the Wishing Tree on the main SH30 starting at the Rotoiti reserve where there is parking and toilets and you can swim in the lake.
Download history and map from here
http://www.rotoruanz.jp/listpages/26drtm14.pdf

1  Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed in a "batch" (NZ word for holiday house) for a week during the Rugby World Cup. A stunning lake and a great place to base yourself to see the surrounding area without the smell of Rotorua. The Maori bloke next door let us leave our vans on his front lawn as we couldn't get them all the way down the road, and got his dog to guard them. He taught us a bit about the culture and showed us his massive jet boat that nearly killed him. We caught a great big trout on the lake and smoked it. Awesome!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lake rotoiti is a beautiful lake, the lake is great for trout fishing. This lake is also great for swimming although water can become green in warmer months. The water is refreshingly cold! Like most other reviewers have been suggesting, the hot pools only accessible by boat are just amazing. These pools are set on the side of the lake with great views, its very quiet and very idyllic! The pools cost 10$ per person ( totally worth it). Water comes from natural spring heated by geothermal activity and there are different pools with different temperatures. Make sure you take a plunge into the water off the slide at the end of one of the wharf too! I did this in september, needless to say it was overly refreshing diving into 11degree water but we were sure running back towards the hot pools after it! YOLO!

2  Thank Ashley W
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Nice lake to take a cruise around if you have a friend with a boat! On the way, stop by Okere Falls Store to pickup some sandwiches. While out on the lake make sure to bring your swim gear and stop at the hot pools only accessible by boat

Thank David Y
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Lake Rotoiti is a pristine lake and a great holiday getaway just a short drive from Rotorua. We sail our Pure Cruise catamaran on the lake and enjoy all the hidden gems the lake has to offer such as hot water beach and the Rotoiti Hot Pools (only accessible by boat). But mainly we just love to relax and have fun on the water.

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