Lake Rotorua is located in the heart of the geothermal wonderland and popular tourist destination of Rotorua. It is the largest lake in the district and the most productive trout fishery in New Zealand. With the city of Rotorua on its shores, it is much valued and used by locals and tourists alike.
With the spectacular scenery of the lakes location, its unique geothermal features – including the beautiful Sulphur Bay and surrounds, popular fishing spots and probably New Zealand’s best known lake island – Mokoia Island, it is one of the cities favourite places to visit.
Today Mokoia Island located in the middle of Lake Rotorua is a sanctuary to endangered birds and wildlife but also holds historic importance as the focal point for one of the best known Maori legends, that of the forbidden love between Hinemoa and Tutanekai. It was to this island that Hinemoa swam to be with her lover Tutanekai, thus also inspiring the greatest of all New Zealand songs, ‘Pokarekare Ana’.
Lake Rotorua truly is a remarkable place, join us as we explore and share with you the areas historic and cultural values and stunning scenery.