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Lake Accommodation close to Rotorua attractions

Shula's Lake House is just down the road from many popular tourist attractions:

  • Rotorua Gondola at Skyline Skyrides
  • Rainbow Springs
  • The Agrodome and the Zorb
  • Mitai Maori Cultural Evening
  • Paradise Valley Horse Riding

Bob and Ginie will be happy to assist with information about any activities.

For more information about Rotorua and all it’s varied activities, click on the Destination Rotorua website

The name Rotorua comes from Maori, the full name being Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe; roto means lake and rua two - Rotorua thus meaning 'Second lake'. There are 11 major lakes in this area, and Shula's Lake House is located on the shores of the largest lake in the district. The beautiful lakes, rivers and natural setting provide visitors with a variety of experiences from nature walks to adventure thrills.

Rotorua’s strong tradition of welcoming visitors is based on five pillars (or spirits): geothermal wonders; soothing thermal waters; a strong Maori cultural identity; beautiful lakes, rivers and forested areas; and the large range of adventure experiences.

Thermal activity is at the heart of tourist appeal. Geysers and bubbling mud-pools, and hot thermal springs are within easy reach of the city. Nowhere in New Zealand is the earth more powerful - these geothermal attractions will leave you amazed at how unique Papatuanuku (mother earth) truly is.

The geothermal wonders provide soothing thermal waters. Known as Nature Spa of the South Pacific, Rotorua has been a spa town and major tourist resort since the 1800s. You can rejuvenate your spirit as you soak in the natural thermal pools.

This is the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori history and culture. Encounter the warmth, proud spirit, deep sense of history and quick humour that encompasses Maoridom. You will find all these qualities in your experience with Maori culture. It's the sensation we call Manaakitanga.

The natural beauty is varied and abundant and is recognised immediately as you walk into Shula's Lake House and experience the amazing landscape. You can become one with the natural beauty of the area by kayaking the lakes and streams or taking one of the many walks through beautiful forests or along magnificent streams.

If you're looking for adventure, New Zealand, especially Rotorua is the place for you. With thrills and adrenalin activities galore, even the most hard core adrenalin junkie is guaranteed to be satisfied. These adventures are nestled in a natural wonderland that showcases the best of New Zealand's outdoor scenery.


 

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