Time Required : 2-3 hours
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Regarded to be the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand, the lake of Rotorua is one of the prime tourist attractions for people visiting the city of Rotorua in New Zealand. It stretches for an area of about 79.8 square kilometers and a depth of 10 meters. The city of Rotorua is located on the southern shore of the lake and the town Ngongotaha on the western shore of the same.
So if you plan to dedicate a major chunk of your time around the lake, you would not be short of accommodation both the city has to offer. The lake is a product of the volcanic activity of Taupo Volcanic Zone and has a high content of sulfur which gives it an exotic yellowish-green hue. The lake also has natural hot springs due to its geothermal activity in certain areas which you will be guided by an experienced local guide.
The lakes are open perennially but like any tourist spot, places like beaches and lakes are best visited during its moderate months, preferably the time of autumn or spring. Autumn falls in the month of March to May and spring in the months of September to December.
The temperature is at an average of 23-25 degrees. You are advised to carry umbrellas since rains here get unpredictable. If you plan to visit the lake in bright daylight, you may want to take sunscreen lotions since it gets quite warm during the daytime.