The Hotel: VR Rotorua Lake Resort
Located on the shores of the scenic Lake Rotoiti, the four-star VR Rotorua Lake Resort is a unique lodge-inspired resort spread over seven acres of landscaped gardens, offering a truly spectacular atmosphere. Take time away from the hustle and bustle of city life to appreciate the quiet country ambience and style that the VR Rotorua Lake Resort has to offer.
Each room features Sky TV, a personal bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, underfloor heating, Blue Earth products, separate bath and shower unit, and French doors that open onto the lawn or balcony.
Lake/Garden View Room
- Bed size/type: One king-size bed or two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people (two adults and two children)
- $35 per night for each additional child
- The room features a balcony, deep bath, and fluffy bathrobes
The Area: Rotorua, North Island
Primaeval, bubbling mud pools, ancient volcanic crater lakes and explosive geysers shimmering with rainbows make Rotorua a totally unique travel experience. As well as mind-boggling geothermal activity, the town boasts decadent spas and adventurous mountain biking and walking trails, all set against a rich backdrop of traditional Maori culture.
Set in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is an easy three-hour drive from Auckland or five to six hours from Wellington; Rotorua airport is 15 minutes out of the city. SilverOaks Hotel Geyserland is at the end of Fenton Street.
For an otherworldly experience head to Kuirau Park, where visitors wander among boiling mud pools, crater lakes and sulphur vents. Other big thermal areas are Waimangu Valley, Wai-o-Tapu and Hell’s Gate, and Groupies should definitely visit Whakarewarewa, where the renowned Pohutu geyser erupts several times a day. Enjoy a rejuvenating soak in one of the natural thermal pools, or go all out with a spa treatment or massage. Take in a hāngi for a taste of traditional Maori culture.