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Lake Okareka overview

Lake Okareka is known for its parks. Spend a relaxing day at Lake Okareka and Lake Tikitapu when the weather is nice. Don't miss your chance to see attractions like Lake Rotokakahi and Buried Village. Lake Okareka is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Lake Okareka

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Lake Okareka has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Lake Okareka with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Lake Okareka hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Lake Okareka hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Lake Okareka

Fly in to Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from central Lake Okareka.

What to see around Lake Okareka

It's well known for its parks and these favourite places for nature lovers:
  • • Lake Okareka
  • • Lake Tikitapu
  • • Lake Rotokakahi
  • • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest
  • • Lake Tarawera
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Buried Village
  • • Redwoods Gift Shop & Visitor Centre
  • • Te Amorangi Museum
  • • Haiku Pathway
  • • Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village

When to visit Lake Okareka

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 25°C day, 11°C night
  • April-June: 21°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 18°C day, 5°C night
  • October-December: 24°C day, 8°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 238 cm
  • April-June: 323 cm
  • July-September: 311 cm
  • October-December: 203 cm