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Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua

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Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Lake
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Rotorua, New Zealand
https://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/lake-rotorua/
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Situated near the north end of New Zealand's northern island, the serenely gorgeous Lake Rotorua boasts a range of attractions and activities sure to please visitors with the most diverse tastes and ... Read more
interests. This crater lake is easily accessible by any of the several towns and cities fringing its shores, and provides ideal waters for fishing and taking in the area's picturesque beauty. For the more adventurous traveler, the lake's output into the Kaituma River flows at a rapid descent, making fantastic conditions for extreme kayaking and white water rafting. Visitors who prefer a relaxing day of sightseeing can enjoy the nearby ancestral lands of the Te Arawa tribe, or the famed rhyolite dome near the lake's center. With such a wide range of possibilities, a visit to Lake Rotorua is sure to prove both exhilarating and inspiring.

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San Diego, California

Lake Rotorua is the second largest lake on the North Island, but it is actually quite shallow. Unfortunately, it really smells due to the high sulfur content so not that many people use it for water sports. It is popular with fishermen though and the Duck Boat will go out on it as well. In the mornings it is really beautiful as the steam rises up off the water, so make sure to try to catch a sunrise on the lake.

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Of course this is the main purpose to your visit you will never miss it.
By the way, it is possible to enjoy the wonderful view of Lake Rotorua from our villa!!

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Lake Rotorua give name to the city that sits on its shores. Take a stroll along the scenic walkways that ring part of the lake, or take a boat trip out to Mokoia island. The lake is literally a can't miss feature of the area, and all visitors will appreciate its beauty and serenity.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nice lake with plenty of activities

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its like a sea but only smaller

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New York City, New York State, USA
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