Travelers are voting Lake Rotoiti as the best lake near Rotorua. There are 1 lake near Rotorua a city just 41 km from Rotorua and 1 lake near New Plymouth which is 139 km distant. The most popular of these are Lake Rotoiti near Rotorua and Lake Dive in New Plymouth. You can find 2 lakes in Bay of Plenty and 41 lakes in the country of New Zealand. Our members favorite in Bay of Plenty is Lake Rotoiti and Mirror Lakes is the top pick in New Zealand. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Rotorua.