ROTORUA
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Rotorua is considered the heart of the North Island. It is central to so many other cities and it really does have a lot of heart. Rotorua has 17 lakes within its region, and is well known for its geothermal activity which brings many tourists to the area every year. I grew up in the Bay of Plenty where there are no lakes, so as a child I visited Rotorua many many times and grew fond of Lake Tarawera in particular (which has its own incredible history), but there are so many others I need to explore also. Watch this space! If you are interested in prints or purchasing images please visit my print store or contact me.  

Lake Tarawera

LAKE TARAWERA SUNRISE

Blue Lake Rotorua

BLUE LAKE ROTORUA

Redwood Forest Rotorua

REDWOODS FOREST ROTORUA

Lake Tarawera sunrise

LAKE TARAWERA SUNRISE

Lake Tarawera stars Rotorua

LAKE TARAWERA MILKYWAY

Lake Tarawera Rotorua

LAKE TARAWERA SUNRISE

Redwoods Forest Rotorua

REDWOODS FOREST ROTORUA

Lake Tarawera Rotorua sunrise

LAKE TARAWERA SUNRISE

Blue Lake Rotorua sunrise

SUNRISE AT BLUE LAKE

KEROSENE CREEK ROTORUA

Kerosene Creek Rotorua
Lake Tarawera

LAKE TARAWERA TWILIGHT

Lake Tarawera sunrise

LAKE TARAWERA SUNRISE

Lake Tarawera Rotorua

LAKE TARAWERA STARS

Redwoods Rotorua

REDWOODS FOREST SUNSTAR

Lake Tarawera sunrise Rotorua

LAKE TARAWERA BLUE HOUR

Trout Pool Falls Rotorua

TROUT POOL FALLS

Blue Lake Rotorua astro

BLUE LAKE MILKYWAY

Lake Tarawera

LAKE TARAWERA FOG

Okere Falls Rotorua

OKERE FALLS ROTORUA

Redwoods Rotorua

REDWOODS FOREST ROTORUA

Redwoods Forest Rotorua

REDWOODS ROTORUA

Hot Springs Waterfall Rotorua

HIDDEN WATERFALL ROTORUA

When I first started out in landscape photography, particularly long exposure photography, I was on the hunt for still lakes and jetty's. This combination works so well in long exposure photography, and lucky for me I didn't have to travel too far to find some magic. The geothermal wonderland of Rotorua is only a 40 minute drive from me, which meant I didn't have far to drive for a Rotorua sunrise from home.

There are so many amazing little lakes and jetty's in the Rotorua region. The first place I ever visits was Lake Tarawera for sunrise. I sat on the end of the jetty at The Landing, took a photo of myself in long exposure, and it went viral around the world. Since then the classic Lake Tarawera sunrise is seen in almost every New Zealand landscape photographer's gallery, and I can see why it's so popular.

Lake Tarawera has many jetty's but the two that I have frequented the most for landscape photography are The Landing and Rangiuru Bay.

Some of the other incredible lakes to visit for Rotorua photography include Lake Tikitapu (The Blue Lake), Lake Rotorua, Lake Okataina, The Green Lake, Lake Okareka.

Rotorua also has the incredible Redwoods Forest and various waterfalls including Okere Falls, Tarawera Falls, Trout Pool Falls, Tutea Falls, Kerosene Creek. There is so much to explore.

I hope by sharing these NZ images of the Rotorua Region it might inspire you to come and explore all the majestic locations in Rotorua for yourself.

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