Lake Rotorua, Activities to enjoy around the great lake!


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Lake Rotorua is a fantastic place for all of the family, packed with attractions that are suitable for all budgets, preferences, and ages. From relaxing and taking a stroll around the lake, to adrenaline-filled adventures, there's always something to do on Lake Rotorua.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the top activities to enjoy around the lakes.

Atoa Lake Rotorua Jet & Parasailing

Lake Rotorua on a Summers Day. Credit

This picturesque Lake has lots of parasailing and jet skis to enjoy. Enjoy the speed, spins, and thrill of the activities, powered by jet boats, as you take in the scenes and culture of the lake.

Rotorua Paddleboarding

You can do a guided tour as you paddle around the lake. This is an activity that is suitable for any age or just about any level, and you can enjoy the caves, lake and a gorgeous sunset as you take in the sights and get a bit of exercise.

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Tour

Waitomo Caves. Credit

With this package, you can enjoy two great attractions in a single day. This is a package that gives you the best of New Zealand wildlife and Maori culture in one, with the Waitomo glow worm caves and the Rotorua trip. The geothermal parks in Rotorua are incredible and will give you great views of the lakes.

A Helicopter Flight Over the Lakes

Rotorua Lake is created by a volcanic crater. You can get a 15-minute helicopter ride over the lakes and take in the breathtaking views.

Walking Trails around the Lakes

If you want to experience the lakes and enjoy a relaxing ramble, there are lots of walking trails around Rotorua Lake. You'll find trails of various difficulties, and they are very well marked, so you'll have plenty to do.

Canopy Tours

The Beautiful Rotorua Forests. Credit

If you’re really stuck for things to do in Rotorua, one of the things that can instantly cure your boredom is a Canopy Tour. You'll be up where the trees meet the sky and will be going along the lines and zip wires enjoying the birdlife and thrill of the forest canopy. The minimum age for a Canopy Tour is six years old, so as always, your little ones aren’t too little. You’ll have a family adventure that will last in the memory for a lifetime.

Rotorua is famed for its geothermal activity. Water travels down into the earth gets warmed, and then gets rotated back up and forced through gaps as geysers, mud pools, hot springs, and vents. This hotbed of volcanic activity is exciting and inspiring, and Rotorua is a fantastic place to visit that will leave you awe-inspired.

Rotorua Lake is a great place to spend time as you visit Rotorua, and the activities above will help you relax, burn some calories, and get some fantastic photos of the absolutely magnificent views.

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