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Rotorua

There is so much to see and do in Rotorua, one of the most popular visitor desinations in New Zealand.

Springwaters Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Hamurana is just 18 kms from the city centre. We are close enough to be a base for guests wanting to see the sights and activities the town is famous for, while also looking for a quiet night's sleep (with no sulphur smell) in a rural environment.

Right on the doorstep

  • Pleasant easy lakefront walk just across the road.
  • Walk up to Hamurana Springs, the deepest natural spring in the North Island of New Zealand.
  • Bird watch at Hamurana Springs wildlife park, you will see ducks, scaup, geese and black swans.
  • Play golf at the 9-hole golf course next to the Hamurana Springs.

Trout Fishing

Come and fish for Rainbow and Brown trout! Just 300 meters walk along the lake front will take you to the Hamurana Stream, fed by the Hamurana Spring where the fishing is excellent and year-round.

Around the lake to the west are more wonderful streams - Awahou, Waiteti, Ngongotaha and to the east, the Ohau Channel - all just waiting for you to cast your line.

Professional fly fishing guides can be arranged, they will take you to remote pristine streams where t he policy is "catch and release" and you will have the time of your life. Year round, trolling and harling in Lake Rotorua can also be arranged at a modest price. Catch a fish, bring it home and Janice will be happy to cook and serve it for you.


Fishing Pro

Silver Hilton Troutfishing
Fly fishing and lake cruises on Lake Rotorua

Hamurana Springs Reserve

Hamurana Spring Hamurana is famous for its beautiful crystal clear fresh water springs, but it is also a very popular place for picnics, tree-lovers and bird watchers.

An easy walking track through native flora and forna and a Redwood stand, is suitable for all levels of fitness and leads to the deepest natural spring in the North Island.

The Hamurana Springs wildlife sanctuary is also home to many species of birds including black teal, scaup, herons and the endangered dabchick so is ideal for bird watching.
Kokako
Just up the road from Springwaters Lodge B&B is the Kaharoa Conservation Area. Kaharoa contributes to the national recovery of Kokako nationwide by providing birds for translocation to other protected areas. Click here for more information on the Kaharoa Kokako Trust.

Mitai Maori Village
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe.
Ask your hosts at Springwaters Lodge to book your visit to Mitai Maori Village.

Te Puia
Te Puia is home to the internationally renowned Pohutu geyser, the National carving and weaving schools and the world famous Whakarewarewa guides.
Ask your hosts at Springwaters Lodge to book your visit to Te Puia, the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Tamaki Maori Village
Tamaki Village you’ll share in ancient ceremonies of welcome and of farewell, and experience the lifestyles and warrior traditions of pre-European times.
Ask your hosts At Springwaters Lodge to book your visit to the Jouney of Ages - Tamaki Maori Village.

Agrodome
Get up close and personal with New Zealand Farming. Visit Agrodome where they demonstrate shearing, handling sheep with dogs and many other aspects of farming.
Take the farm tour and see the show, you will come away with new knowledge after a lot of great fun!

Agrojet
The Agrodome is home to many exciting adrenalin adventures including the Agrojet, Rotorua Bungy, Freefall Extreme, Zorb™, Swoop and Schweep.
To find out more about these activities and everything else the Agrodome has to offer, click the image to the left.

Skyline
Set high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha with extensive views of Rotorua city, Lake Rotorua, geothermal areas and surrounding hinterlands, Skyline Skyrides provides the ideal venue for a day of family fun, a romantic evening for two or a event with that all important wow factor.

Rainbow Springs
Located on site at Rainbow Springs , Kiwi Encounter is a unique scientific attraction allowing you an insight into the entire process of kiwi conservation – from kiwi egg collection, incubation, hatching and then raising of the kiwi until it’s ready to be released.

Duck Tours
Rotorua Duck Tours. Come and join us on our 90 minute scheduled Rotorua City & Lakes Tour where we explore Rotorua's most famous lakes and landmarks. You will also learn about the fascinating history of the Ducks and much more!