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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Where are The Best Fishing Spots in Rotorua?

Waiteti Stream mouth
The last few hundred metres of this stream, where it enters the lake is quite deep and very slow moving. Most people fish it successfully with a nymph/wet fly combination though a double nymph or wet fly works as well. Few fish out in the lake and those that do can do very well. I consider this both a summer and winter fishery that produces both brown and rainbow trout. While the water temperature entering the lake is not as low as Hamurana or the Awahou this stream attracts a lot of fish all the same. Walking directly out from the stream mouth, one can get out 250 metres while heading off on a tangent to the right will lead you to a reasonably significant depression in the lake bed. This depression seems to be where a lot of fish hold over the summer and I suspect that it does in the winter as well though any wind from the West or South – Southeast tends to push the stream plume away from there. Woolly buggers grey ghosts catch fish here when used with a floating line and long trace of around 8lb. Casting a brown or white tokoroa chicken, green or red veltic or a zed spinner works well for those who don’t fly fish.

Ngongotaha Stream mouth
Easy access to the mouth is from Beaumonts Road in Ngongotaha. One can walk along the reserve to the stile at the end of the reserve or walk through the water – fishing all the way to the mouth which is about 150 metres to the left of the boat ramp as you face the lake. For some reason this stream mouth seems to fish best at night with a South – Easterly wind during winter. It fishes fairly well at anytime, especially if there is rain coming or has arrived as well though. The secret to fishing this mouth during the winter spawning months is not to venture out too far. Stand at least 12 metres upstream of the very small delta at the mouth and cast a line that allows your fly to swing in the current right were the delta drops way to the lake bed. It is here that trout will rest for a while before moving upstream. Cast this distance and direction 10 or 15 times, then lengthen your cast by one metre and repeat. If you decide to change your fly, start with your original length of cast and repeat the above instruction. As there is less flow and water volume at this mouth, browns will move into the delta if they are around but be sure to cast into the quieter water to the side of the current every now and then in case they are there. Wooley buggers in olive or black, craigs night time and similar variants, dragonfly and damsel nymphs catch fish here. Casting a brown or white tokoroa chicken, green or red veltic or a zed spinner works well for those who don’t fly fish.

Utuhina Stream
While fishing solo at any of the other stream mouths entering Lake Rotorua is relatively safe, I can’t say the same about this mouth. The stream enters the lake in a significant and relatively unstable geothermal area. There are pockets of very hot water at the mouth and some very soft patches in the lake bed. The true right bank, which is the easiest access point, also has patches of geothermal activity so one has to be very careful when walking up to the road bridge on Lake Road. The pool directly below the bridge does hold a lot of trout and fishes superbly summer and winter. The only drawback is parking one’s car on a side street several hundred metres away. A weighted nymph/glowbug or streamer pattern works well here.

The Ohau Channel
The Ohau Channel links lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti, allowing fish to move both ways. Brown trout up to 9kg and rainbows up to 4.6kg have been caught in this short stretch of water over the years. Unfortunately the amount of public access water is quite limited as much of the surrounding land is in private hands or Maori owned. Some of the larger brown trout have come out of the privately owned access points. The channel delta has fished well over the years but seems to be in decline since the wall was finished, The drop-off at the delta is still there but downstream of that the bed is infilling fairly quickly and is less than 1.5 metres deep in places. A slow or medium sinking line and smelt patterns such as a woolly bugger or grey ghost stripped in fast seems to work better than anything, particularly late in the season. By crossing well above the delta, access is gained to a long stretch of water which can hold a lot of fish after Opening Day on October 1. Nymphing using glowbugs is successful in this area. The mouth of the channel provides the easiest access for anglers and it is here that most anglers congregate. Access to the weir from the true left bank is via public reserve and sign posted from the road at the western end of the Marama Resort property boundary. The more tradition method of wet fly fishing from this bank is being steadily superceeded by nymphing as it appears to be more productive overall. Heavy bombs and egg patterns work well most of the spring, summer and autumn. Access to the true right bank is via Takinga Street, which is opposite the Duxton Hotel, and one can drive to the water’s edge. A short stretch of the channel is available here, courtesy of the adjoining landowner. A fast sinking line or shooting head is best when used in conjunction with any smelt pattern, though at times silver works best. I have had a fair amount of success when using a floating line and smelt pattern here as well so try this line if you have one. Fishing from the weir is quite popular and one's line is fed out and allowed to drift in the current. On the Lake Rotorua side of the weir there is a hole either side which holds good numbers of trout at any time of the year. A smelt pattern is cast across the current and allowed to drift over the hole, then retrieved fairly quickly will result in fish being hooked. Night fishing is a viable option too as the fish hold in close to the bank. A floating or sinktip line is best inside the channel. After June 30 fishing is restricted to the Lake Rotorua side of the weir, marked by two yellow and black landmark poles. The water on the downstream side of an imaginary line drawn between the two poles is closed until October 1. Even so this area is well worth a visit over winter. Large brown trout and reasonable rainbows can be caught any time of the year. Mission Bay One of the most overlooked fishing spots on Lake Rotorua, access to this bay is close to Marama Resort. The lake bed has large rocks dotted all over the place and is a favourite haunt of both rainbows and browns. To the right of the bay, as you look across the lake, a point juts out into the lake. There is a spring coming from the bottom of the lake here and during summer especially, it holds a lot of fish. Spinning and fly fishing is a common method of fishing for the few who fish this area. Standard smelt patterns and floating line or tokoroa chickens and green or red veltics work particularly well.

Where To Stay
Being centrally located MALFROY is very conveniently positioned for fishing trips to all of the above Lakes and Rivers.  We are also well located for visiting the other Rotorua attractions – geo-thermal, sporting, or scenic.

We would like to thank the team at - http://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-rotorua/#sthash.pRFjwgrM.dpuf – for the above information.  Much appreciated

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Remarkable Redwoods Photos

This is Rotorua's true treasure. Vast area of tall and majestic trees living and thriving for decades, covering a diverse ecosystem. This is Rotorua Redwoods, the Whakarewarewa Forest.

It is famous for its unique bike trails for
all levels and its pristine lakes.

This forest is a ten minute drive from Rotorua's city center and five minutes drive from MALFROY Motor Lodge.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Top 5 Amazing Photos of Rotorua

These are the top 5 recent remarkable photos of Rotorua taken from Pinterest photo enthusiasts.


The Green Pool Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua, New Zealand - called Flourescent Pool The unbelievable colour of one of the hot pools at Rotorua due to mineral / sulphur deposits in it


Wairakei thermal terraces in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand


Champagne Pool, named from the abundant flowing of carbon dioxide gas, similar to a glass of bubbling champagne, is located on the North Island of New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty region. This hot spring was formed 900 years ago and the deep waters of the thermal pool boil at 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius).


The Rotorua Museum of Art and History by Edwin Leung - a local museum and art gallery located in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand


River Rafting,Tutea Falls on the Kaituna River near Rotorua, New Zealand

One of the world's greatest adventures await you!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Events in Rotorua this August 2014

Check out these great events in Rotorua this August 2014.

Great Forest Rogaine
When:  Sat 9 Aug 2014, 10:00am–6:00pm
Where:  Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Rd, Rotorua
Restrictions:  All Ages
Ticket Information:
Adult 6 Hour: $60.00
Junior 6 Hour: $35.00
Adult 3 Hour: $40.00
Junior 3 Hour: $25.00
Family: $95.00
The Great Forest Rogaine is on 9th August 2014, offering 3 and 6 hour foot and MTB options in the fantastic Whakarewarewa Forest. Get together a team of family and friends, and collect as many controls as you can in the time allowed. Open, Men’s, Women’s, Family and Corporate categories on offer. The event will also be run in conjunction with the NZ Secondary School Rogaine Champs which will be held on the same day. Free pizza and soft drinks after the event are included in the entry fee!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Customer Experiences at MALFROY Rotorua Accommodation



“Lovely place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago
We stayed 3 nights with our girls (3 & 6 years) during school holidays. Spacious and comfortable accommodation (especially beds), loved the central heating, hot pool was a massive hit with children even in the rain. Owners were very welcoming and had great advise on what to do even on a rainy day. Would definitely recommend to others.
- Suzy, Auckland New Zealand

“Look no further.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
We have just spent 3 very pleasurable nights as guests at the Malfroy motor lodge.As a family of 6 it's not that easy to find accommodation that fits the bill,but this place certainly does. Room 8 was plenty big enough for us, the decor was classy,and although our apartment was close to a fairly busy intersection sound was minimal,(we live rural so city noise can be a problem for us)Ron and his lovely wife were great hosts and filled us in on any info we needed to know.The DVD library in the office was great for the kids, as was the hot pool and the mineral pool was bliss on a lovely but cold winters night for us adults.
All in all a great time was had by all and we are more than happy to recommend the Malfroy to anyone looking for excellent accommodation at a reasonable price.We will definately stay there again.Regards.Mark and Bonnie.

Room Tip: For a family you can't go past room 8.Perfect.
-Far North

“Very worthwhile place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful helpful, couple and staff, place was tidy and clean and very warm, had a wonderful stay with family while there. So close to town and lots of information about local attractions.

Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
- Honeyduckles, Gisborne, New Zealand

“Cosy and Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago
This week we spent 3 nights at the Malfroy Motel. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. They provided lots of tips about where to go and what to do. Quiet location and handy to town. The room was very cosy and warm. Comfy beds, nice towels and linen. The children enjoyed the hot pool to relax in each afternoon after a big day out.
- Cara, Auckland NZ

“Wonderful experience and very nice host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I was travelling alone to Rotorua, and booked this motel in advance online. When I got there, Ron upgraded my room for free and elaborated every part of the room in person. The multi-functional bath was amazing. Before went to bed, I could enjoy the mineral pool at the back yard that really relaxed me after all day's trip. Ron also introduced me a lot of ways to have fun in Rotorua. The place is walking distance to Mall, the lake, and the famous spas. By the end of the staying, he drove me to my next stop and told me a very inspiring story on the way which gave me a lot of courage to face my real life, yeah, considering the reason I went to Rotorua was to cure myself spiritually. I was grateful to find this motor lodge to stay. I have to say Rotorua is really a ''cure'' city because of the good heart of people who contribute their life there. I would definately go back to Malfroy Motor Lodge next time. - Sophia

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Flights to Rotorua New Zealand

Rotorua has its own international airport due to the regular influx of tourists. Rotorua is simply one of the top three must-see destinations in New Zealand.

The best airlines to consider when flying into Rotorua are:

Air New Zealand - AirNZ is New Zealand's flagship carrier. So far, it has the best customer service from check-in until you disembark. The planes are clean and new. The booking system is seamless and they offer generous baggage allowance.

However, AirNZ is not as affordable as a regular budget airlines. So we highly advise that you sign up on their mailing list and pay attention to sales. This is where you get great value and make sure you get a fantastic flight experience.

JetStar - Jetstar is Australia's pride in the budget airline category. Jetstar's actually getting better in terms of customer service and they do offer year-round competitive fares.

If you are in hurry and need to book a quick, cheap flight, then try going via WebJet - this website generates the cheapest price for all flights going to Rotorua and saves you the time in terms of visiting all websites and rummaging through online deals to save on flights.

Cheapoair.com is another great place to book your flights. Once you sign up, you will even receive regular deals, flight coupons on top of generating for you the cheapest fare.


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