Jan 03

Rotorua New Zealand’s Lake Okataina: Seclusion, Adventure, and Relaxation

by in Rotorua

The stunning Lake Okataina in Rotorua, New Zealand offers unique and wonderful experiences for a wide variety of activities. Whether you are planning a daytrip, a wedding, a holiday, or a corporate event, Lakes Lodge on Lake Okataina is the perfect choice for comfort, seclusion, and beauty. It is uniquely situated, and can accommodate all of your reasons for being there amazingly well.

It is little wonder that the English translation for Okataina is “place of laughter”.

Rotorua’s Lake Okataina is entirely surrounded by natural bush, offering visitors a degree of privacy and peace rarely achieved in such brilliant vacation spots. Likewise, this makes for spectacular views from all of the rooms that Lake Lodge offers.  It is an adventure-land and a wonderland, where you will lose yourself in the all-encompassing and one-of-a-kind scenery.

At Lakes Lodge, accommodations options are various, ranging from hotel rooms, to studio units, two-room units, and deluxe two-room units. Except for the hotel rooms, all of these feature a full kitchen. All rooms have views of the lake or the surrounding picturesque bush.  And a comfortable room is a must for relaxation after a full day of soaking in nature with Lake Okataina’s many choices for activities.

As diverse and unique as Lakes Lodge’s accommodations are, so are its onsite activities. There are options to have fun with colleagues, friends, or family. The many team-building activities will keep even the most adventurous and active entertained, with events like axe throwing, mechanical bull riding, laser-tag, man-hunt, kayaking, and many more. Lake Okataina is also famous for its trout fishing, and Lakes Lodge offers guided charters and an annual trout fishing competition. This is not to mention the various and stunningly beautiful bush walks and hikes, which are an absolute must for any nature lover.

Lakes Lodge’s entertainment options are equally amazing and fun for your event or party, ranging from live music, casino nights, karaoke, and so many more. You will never have to worry about succumbing to boredom. There is plenty to do at Lake Okataina.

The fantastic restaurant and bar at Lakes Lodge is an excellent way to spend an afternoon.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all offered and can accommodate your various dining desires, from continental breakfasts, to a-la-carte meals, or traditional dining, or even a BBQ when the weather is nice. The bar is fully licensed, and has great views of the lake, offering every drink you could want, from fine wine to soft drinks.

Lakes Lodge is a truly unique and exquisite location. You and your friends or family will find excitement, relaxation, adventure, bonding, and comfort beyond your expectations. There really is something for everyone at Lake Okataina.

For further information, visit their website at www.lakeslodge.co.nz


9 Responses to “Rotorua New Zealand’s Lake Okataina: Seclusion, Adventure, and Relaxation”

  1. From Kerry Woodhouse:

    Thanks for the tip Mark. We’re planning to go to Rotorua soon as we’ve not been for a while and will definitely check out this place. It sounds awesome!

    Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 at 8:58 pm #
  2. From Pauline:

    I’ve stayed here before and it is beautiful. Makes me want to go again!

    Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 at 9:00 pm #
  3. From Pat Fletcher:

    This sounds like an amazing place. We’re going to Rotorua for Easter this year. What’s the fishing like at the time of the year?

    Posted on 08. Jan, 2011 at 4:19 am #
  4. From Marie Burnill:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your article. We enjoyed a long weekend there recently and plan to go again for Auckland Anniversary weekend. The whole place is exceptional and a great way to unwind with family. It’s also a good place to stay and see Hell’s Gate.

    Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 at 2:54 am #
  5. From Nathan Castle:

    We enjoyed this place immensely. It was nature at its best and, like you, we recommend this place to people of all ages.

    Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 at 4:29 am #
  6. From Ricki Delasancha:

    I love Rotorua and have been visiting since I was child in the 60s. As a fishermen, my favourite part is the many lakes and Lake Okataina is amongst the best for trout fishing. It’s quiet and unspoilt – but I hope your article deters people from going so I can have it all to myself!

    Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 at 7:21 am #
  7. From mark:

    Thanks for your comments. Pat – I’m reliably told by Nick who owns the Lodge and also arranges for the boat trips that fishing is excellent all year around as DOC introduce more trout twice each year.

    Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 at 8:38 pm #
  8. From Penny Ball:

    That was the best article I’ve read in a very long time.

    Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 at 6:40 pm #
  9. From Sally Tait:

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on 21. Jan, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

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