Hotels in Lake Okataina, New Zealand

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Lake Okataina overview

Lake Okataina is a romantic getaway unique for its sports. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. You might find the perfect souvenir at Rotorua Night Market or Rotorua Central Mall. Make it a point to see sights like Hell's Gate and Wai Ora Spa and Lake Okareka. Lake Okataina is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Lake Okataina

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Lake Okataina has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Lake Okataina with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Lake Okataina 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 Okataina hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Lake Okataina

Fly in to Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional), 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from downtown Lake Okataina. Whakatane (WHK) is the next closest major airport, 31.2 mi (50.2 km) away.

What to see around Lake Okataina

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Ogo
  • • Rotorua International Stadium
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Skyline Rotorua
  • • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
  • • Agroventures
  • • Zorb
  • • Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Rotorua Night Market
  • • Rotorua Central Mall
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Hell's Gate and Wai Ora Spa
  • • Lake Okareka
  • • Te Amorangi Museum
  • • Lake Tikitapu
  • • Lake Rotoiti

When to visit Lake Okataina

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 77°F day, 52°F night
  • April-June: 70°F day, 41°F night
  • July-September: 64°F day, 40°F night
  • October-December: 75°F day, 46°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 9.37 inches
  • April-June: 12.72 inches
  • July-September: 12.24 inches
  • October-December: 7.99 inches
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