The small village of Ngongotaha is located just 8km from the city centre of Rotorua
. Therefore, it is very close to the thermal and adventure attractions of this tourist wonderland. Four of the major trout streams in the area - Hamarana, Awahou, Waiteti and Ngongotaha – are nearby and are excellent spots to spend the day waiting for a good catch.
Nearby, Lake Rotorua
is the largest of the region's lakes, and is well stocked with trout. Visitors can hire a guide or fish solo during trout fishing season in October to June, although a licence is required. The vintage paddle-steamer Lakeland Queen
offers breakfast, lunch and dinner cruises, or you can hire your own boat or kayak at the lake front. This 57-hectare lake provides a central base for watersports, including yachting and swimming. There are shoreline facilities for picnicking and roller skating, along with a children's playground, a miniature railway and miniature golf.