Five minutes north of the
cottage is the Okere river and Okere Falls. A
beautiful bush walk leads you alongside the river to
view the series of falls in all their splendour.
The river is also home to several white water rafting
companies for the more adventurous.
The cottage is in perfect
position for those who like to fish! Most mornings
there are up to a half dozen small boats a couple of
hundred metres offshore silently patrolling for the
world famous prize in the shallow depths of Lake Rotorua
- Trout! Rotorua angler John Hoani recently caught
a monster brown trout in the Ohau channel (several
minutes away by car or boat). The trout, caught
25/10/05, weighed in at 19lb (8.6kg).
The Lakes District
Lake Rotorua, upon the
shores of which the cottage is located, is the
centerpiece of the network of lakes within the Rotorua
district. Many of the other Lakes are a short
distance away. Lake Rotoiti is several minutes
away in a car or a short walk.
One of Rotorua's premier attractions is
"Hells Gate". This is Rotorua's most
active geothermal area and is about five minutes by car
or you could stretch your legs and enjoy a leisurely