Lake Tikitapu

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Explore one of the region’s most beautiful lakes and relax on the beach beside the sparkling water.

Lake Tikitapu is also known as “Blue Lake”, because of its gorgeous sapphire waters. Lie out in the sun on the lakeside beach and cool off with a refreshing dip in the waters. Stride along the scenic walking trail and take in panoramic views of the lake.

Bring food and drinks with you and spend a day in the idyllic surroundings. Set up a base on the beach at the north end or make use of the barbecue facilities and cook a feast for your family and friends. From the picnic area above the beach, you can look down over the forest-encircled lake. Notice its striking colour a bed of pumice and rhyolite makes the water in this collapsed volcano crater glow a deep shade of blue.

Paddle around in the lake’s calm, clean water. If you enjoy fishing, keep your feet dry and take advantage of the excellent angling on offer here instead. Rainbow trout inhabit the water and are particularly abundant between May and August when they spawn close to the shoreline.

Stretch your legs during a stroll around the lake. The woodland trail that forms a loop is just over 6 kilometres (3 miles) long and will take approximately an hour to complete. Watch for native birds such as tuis and fantails. Stop at the southeast end to marvel at the strange green waters of Lake Rotokakahi and admire the magnificent views from the lookout point on the southwest corner.

Lake Tikitapu is a 15-minute drive southeast of Rotorua. Find parking at the northern end of the lake as well as toilets and a children’s playground. Additional parking is available at the southern end between the two lakes. The lake is popular for boating and waterskiing and regularly hosts events.

497 Cheap Hotels Near Lake Tikitapu

Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park
Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
723 Tarawera Rd, Lake Okareka, Bay of Plenty, 3040
The price is NZ$108 per night from 17 Aug. to 18 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star holiday park in Rotorua. Enjoy free parking, WiFi and a business centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (14 reviews)
"Customer service was excellent, check in was fast and informative. Beds were very comfy."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park
Stylish + Modern - Lake Okareka
Stylish + Modern - Lake Okareka
Lake Okareka, Rotorua
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Rotorua. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Great location, quiet and warm
"Easy rental and stay. Had all we needed."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

Stylish + Modern - Lake Okareka
Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake
Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake
Lake Okareka, Rotorua
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Rotorua. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Great place to stay only short drive to city center had everything we needed.
"Easy as people to deal good experience."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2022

Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Lake Tikitapu Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park
Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
723 Tarawera Rd, Lake Okareka, Bay of Plenty, 3040
The price is NZ$108 per night from 17 Aug. to 18 Aug.
Blue Lake Top 10 Holiday Park
Stylish + Modern - Lake Okareka
Stylish + Modern - Lake Okareka
Lake Okareka, Rotorua
Stylish + Modern - Lake Okareka
Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake
Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake
Lake Okareka, Rotorua
Charming Holiday Hideaway near the Lake
Okareka Lakestay - Sleeps 8 Newly Renovated
Okareka Lakestay - Sleeps 8 Newly Renovated
Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty
Okareka Lakestay - Sleeps 8 Newly Renovated
Okareka Escape - Private Apartment with Lake Views @ Lake Okareka
Okareka Escape - Private Apartment with Lake Views @ Lake Okareka
Lake Okareka, Bay Of Plenty
Okareka Escape - Private Apartment with Lake Views @ Lake Okareka
Chalet Near The Lake - Lake Okareka Sleeps 14
Chalet Near The Lake - Lake Okareka Sleeps 14
Lake Okareka, Bay of Plenty
Chalet Near The Lake - Lake Okareka Sleeps 14
Fantastic Lake and Mountain views ,spa pool
Fantastic Lake and Mountain views ,spa pool
Rotorua, New Zealand
Fantastic Lake and Mountain views ,spa pool
Rydges Rotorua
Rydges Rotorua
4.5 out of 5
10 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, 3043
The price is NZ$184 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Rydges Rotorua
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
4 out of 5
237 Fenton Street, Corner Victoria Street, Rotorua, 3010
The price is NZ$180 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.