“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience” Ralph Emerson”. Connect with nature on the tranquil Lake Rotoehu.

Rotorua and the Lake Districts are the perfect place to play or getaway.

Lake Rotoehu is famous for it’s trout fishing and peaceful tranquility.  The Rotorua region has 17 lakes, known collectively as the Lakes of Rotorua.  Lake Rotoehu is a shallow lake surrounded by native trees and wetland vegetation and is popular with rainbow trout averaging at 1.5kgs.  Lake Rotoehu is the smallest in a chain of three lakes to the northeast of Lake Rotorua in New Zealand’s North Island. It is located between the city of Rotorua and town of Whakatane.

Our two Lake Rotorua Lodges are located 40kms to Rotorua City centre.

For further details on the area and activities visit here.


Trout Fishing Haven

Lake Rotoehu is a very scenic and secluded lake providing excellent fly fishing for the large population of hard-fighting rainbow trout.

Licences are required to fish on all lakes and can be purchased online from the Fish and Game website, or can be sorted by our hosts if organised prior to your stay.

To find out more with regards to fishing on Lake Rotoehu click here.


Fishing Packages

Our wonderful hosts can offer fishing packages so please enquire.



Open to game bird hunting. Shore based hunting is only permitted on the sections of Lake Rotoehu Scenic Reserve identified on the map, and a DOC game bird hunting permit is required. Temporary maimais may be constructed but no earlier than two weeks before the beginning of the game bird hunting season. All temporary structures must be removed no later than two weeks after the close of the game bird hunting season.

See map and further information on lakes in the district 

To apply for a hunting permit and refer to information on regulations


Water Sports

The lakes are home to water sports all year around – boating, water skiing, wakeboard, SUP Boarding, swimming, kayaking and more.  Lake Rotoehu is a very safe and peaceful lake with minimal boats in summer time and is also very popular for the solitude of fishing and trout fishing.

When renting Kereru Lodge or Tui Bach you have access to SUP Boards and kayaks.  Lake Rotoehu has some gorgeous spots to get out and explore which you can only do so by boat or on these.

Kereru Lodge and Tui Bach have the Otautu Bay boat ramp less than a minute drive from the properties. The Lodge and Bach include an on the water separate boat shed available on request. $100 one off fee for access (one off fee per stays of 2-7 days).

Kereru Lodge And Tui Bach are situated in Otatutu Bay on Lake Rotoehu, 5 minutes off State Highway 30 in a quiet col-de-sac. Otatutu Bay is a small private lake community.  These are located 40kms to Rotorua City centre.

What else is on offer…

The Rotorua district has a vast number of activities and is a highly sought after family and tourist destination. Rotorua and the Lake Districts are the perfect place to play or getaway.

Visit our Rotorua page under Attractions for further details.