24 hours in Rotorua - Love Our Lakes

The 18 sparkling lakes and three major rivers dotted around Rotorua makes the area an aquatic paradise


Start the day near the lake with a delicious breakfast at award winning Picnic Café. Next, head down to the water where you can enjoy a scenic tour with a difference. Rotorua Paddle Tours provide amazing views of the city and can show you some awe-inspiring geothermal areas and wildlife reserves – all from atop a stand up paddle board.


To get the best perspective on Rotorua’s stunning lakes, catch a 15 minute floatplane tour with Volcanic Air. Departing from the city lakefront, the soaring altitude will reveal breathtaking views of the numerous crater lakes scattered around this beautiful region. Once you have landed back on the water, enjoy a leisurely cruise and scrumptious lunch on the Lakeland Queen.


Head to Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park to meet the Trout Man – Harvey Clark. He offers great value trips and tuition that will have you casting out for those trophy fish in no time. Wade out into the stream mouths of Lake Rotorua as you attempt to land something tasty for dinner.