The Blue Lake (Tikitapu) is one of the closest lakes to Rotorua. Its clear blue waters are popular with water skiers, swimmers and boaties. An easy walking track circles the lake taking in beautiful beaches, native bush and the exotic conifers of Whakarewarewa Forest. There are good views over Blue Lake and the nearby Green Lake (Rotokakahi).
Blue Lake is 9 km south-east of Rotorua, via Te Ngae Road then Tarawera Road.