New Zealand lakes
Rotorua is a well-known aquatic paradise and the perfect spot in which to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The region’s 16 sparkling lakes provide a range of activities for water lovers. Each is seeped in Maori history and most are open for public use.
There is nothing quite like fishing New Zealand waters, with the rising sun sending golden rays across the surface.
With so many lakes, Rotorua is an angler’s paradise perfect for trout fishing. Lake Rotorua, for example, is open for fishing year-round and is famous for its vast quantity of trout. Tarawera, to the southeast of Rotorua is a traditional favourite. Enjoy a natural spa experience at Hot Water Beach on the edge of Lake Tarawera while your fish is cooked in the hot sand.
There are also plenty of fly fishing opportunities and fishable waterways such as the Ngongotaha Stream. If you want total isolation, add a touch of luxury NZ with a private helicopter transfer to a secluded fishing spot.
The lakes are ideal for other outdoor activities such as boating, waterskiing and kayaking, or just relaxing on a secluded lake beach. There is also an extensive network of scenic walks and tramping trails, so there is plenty to do if you fail to land the big one.
It’s an easy 20-minute drive from Rotorua’s city centre to most of the lakes and there’s no better place to be whatever time of year you visit.
Once the sun goes down, a revitalising spa therapy or a spot of relaxation at one of the region’s luxury lodges is the perfect way to end the day.Rotorua is more than a place to visit – it is an experience.