Rotorua is one place where the turbulent forces that formed New Zealand are most evident. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity. Skyrocketing geysers, hot springs, and boiling mud pools, all tell you that this place sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire. It is also the ancestral home of the Te Arawa people who settled here more than 600 years ago and their presence offers the visitor numerous cultural experiences. Try a hangi feast—cooked in the steaming ground, take a tour of an authentic pre-European Maori village, or treat yourself to an indulgent spa therapy. If adventure is your thing, Rotorua has many attractions to get the adrenalin flowing, everything from skydiving and luging to zorbing and one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike circuits.
It’s also a big trout fishing area with fishing on the lakes and tributary rivers and if you’re unlucky there you can sight some of the huge trout (but, alas, not catch them) at Rainbow and Fairy Springs.
For a quiet, relaxed, peaceful, and safe family holiday then Waiteti Lakefront Motel is the place to be. With activities galore for everyone, Waiteti 3 and a half star accommodation, has eight large lakefront units and is set amongst an acre of mature gardens. A stones throw to the lake and no through traffic, Waiteti provides a safe and quiet family holiday location. A lakeview motel in idyllic surroundings with room to move plus activities galore for everyone and only a short distance to the lake. Take a book, go fishing, have a swim, or just watch the world go by.
Waiteti Lakefront Motel Features:
- Large self-contained and air-conditioned lake view units, which accommodate up to 6 guests (40 guests in total)
- Full kitchen in every unit and all linen supplied
- Guest laundry facilities
- Large gardens with BBQ & recreational areas
- Parking available for caravans, motor-homes, boats & trailers
- Free use of the cold plunge pool, hot spas, spa towels, kayaks, extra large trampoline & children’s playhouse
- Free local telephone calls
- Go fishing – 2 minutes walk to the renowned Waiteti Trout Stream
- Take a float plane to geothermal areas from the lakefront
- A 10 minute drive to the centre of Rotorua
- On the bus route, 15-20 minutes to the city centre
- Close to the Agrodome, Mitai Hangi & Concert, Rainbow Springs and Skyline Skyrides
- Group bookings welcome
New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscape. You’ll see things here that you will not see—in the same country—or anywhere else in the world. Within a day or two’s drive you can see spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, plus miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches. Much of these landscapes are protected by National Parks with thousands of kilometres of walks and trails opening their beauty to the public.
Straddling two tectonic plates and sitting on the Pacific Rim of Fire has resulted in some spectacular geothermal areas and volcanoes, some of which are still active. Lake Taupo is the result of one of the largest and most destructive volcanic eruptions in the world. Visit Rotorua and you will see this geothermal activity close up with spouting geysers, hot water pools, and bubbling mud pools. Stay at Jack&Di’s Waiteti Lakefront Motel and you will be in the heart of all the action and yet in peaceful, relaxing accommodations.
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