Lake Rotokura Walk

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Karioi Station Road, State Highway 49, North Island.


Lake Rotokura Track Distance: 5km Time: 1 hour return Lake Rotokura is sacred to the local Mori iwi (tribe) who believe its waters have healing powers. The pretty surroundings, easy access and picturesque reflections of the mountain in the waters make this a popular track. The route begins at the car park and heads through the ancient beech forest, past the man-made Dry Lake, which is home to a variety of native and exotic waterfowl, and then loops around Lake Rotokura. The area is part of Karioi Rahui, a DOC ecological reserve developed in conjunction with the local iwi, and is home to an increasing population of native bird species including the North Island Brown Kiwi. If you wish to picnic on this track, please use the grassy area by Dry Lake as eating near Lake Rotokura is disrespectful in the Mori culture. Fishing here is also strictly prohibited.

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Lat: -39.462489 Lng: 175.504633

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