Summer Fun on Rotorua’s Lakes

Home > News > Summer Fun on Rotorua’s Lakes
Rotorua's Lakes with Palm Court Rotorua
Summer Fun on Rotorua’s Lakes

Rotorua isn’t short on lakes and water ways, with 18 lakes and countless rivers and streams, it’s no wonder that there is plenty of summer fun to be had on Rotorua’s Lakes. 

The Kawarua Jet

Rotorua's Lakes Jet Tours | Palm Court Rotorua

Enjoy an exhilarating 30 tour of Lake Rotorua with professional drivers, that will thrill you with speed and spins. During the tour you’ll visit the iconic landmarks Kawaha Point, Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay, while learning about the history of the land, the people, and the culture of Rotorua. Only a 5 minute walk from the city center, this is a great activity for all ages, and with plenty of packages and tour options you’ll find the perfect fit for you.

Rotorua Duck Tours

Discover Rotorua with Rotorua Duck Tours | Palm Court Rotorua

It’s difficult getting to and seeing all of Rotorua’s 18 beautiful lakes, but Rotorua Duck Tours have made it simple. Their WWII amphibious craft allows you to have a unique view of the magnificent lake region, while also discovering historic sights, Maori culture, and geothermal wonders. The Rotorua City and Lakes Tour (90mins) is great for learning about the city of Rotorua, while the Tarawera and Lakes Tour (120min) is perfect for those wanting to explore the surrounding areas and fully emerese themselves in Rotorua’s rich history and surroundings.

The Blue Lake

The Blue Lake | Lake Tikitapu | Palm Court Rotorua

Lake Tikitapu is a small lake framed by native bush and forestry, famous for its striking colour. Legend says that the blue waters of the lake protect the missing tiki (sacred greenstone neck ornament) that belonged to the daughter of a high-born chief.  These days the lake is great place for family outings, with its barbeque sites, boat ramp and hidden swimming spots. The lake is also home to wild rainbow trout making it a great place to teach your children how to fish.    

There are plenty more fun summer activities on the lakes of Rotorua, from kayaking and rafting to fishing and swimming.

For more information on Rotorua’s lakes or getting insider tips on some of the other great activities the lakes have to offer, visit the lake and river activities page of And don’t forget that the friendly team here at Palm Court Rotorua can help you find and book the perfect Rotorua Lake activities.

Leave a Reply

Click here to submit a Google review about our Rotorua Motel!
Book direct and save at Palm Court Rotorua