Lake Rotokura

Lake Rotokura, Ohakune: Address, Lake Rotokura Reviews: 5/5

Lake Rotokura
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JohnDeereQueen
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand52 contributions
Such a beautiful view!
Mar 2020
This walk is a lot longer than stated and it is quite uphill in places. Also, its best to drive along the gravel road right to the carpark signs, it isn't clearly displayed and we almost stopped just over the railway line in the parking area there. Once we arrived at Rotorkura - which is stunning - the track petered off and we weren't sure where to go once a tree had fallen across what was left of the track. Some more sign posting would be useful along with some track clearing work.
Written March 8, 2020
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WRCRHP
Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand42 contributions
Easy Walk
Aug 2017 • Friends
Lovely Easy walk to the lakes. Not too hard to find. Really good place to take the kids, and other's who are from out of town.
Written October 2, 2017
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Richard B
London130 contributions
Nice gentle stroll
Mar 2017 • Couples
Signposted from Highway 49, 12km east of Ohakune, 1 Km along Karioi Station rd,cross the railway, then 1Km along a dirt track with many potholes, just manageable in a 2wd hire car, to Rotokuru car park.

About a 1km easy walk through mature beech woodland with palms, to the first lake (2km across - called 'dry lake! ) - partly filled in with rushes and swampland etc. Quite a few ducks of various sorts quacking away, and native birds like Robins, Fantails & Bell birds. There are quite a few small dead trees on the far half of the lake, which look rather spooky sticking out of the water - I guess these are the tree remnants from when the lake was apparently 'man made'. Nice setting all round with tables strategically spaced for a picnic - some in the shade if you look around.

The path then narrows slightly, through beech again, to reach Rotokura Lake - about the same size. This second lake is sacred to the local Maori - so you are not meant to eat, drink, swim , fish etc in it. To be honest I much preferred the 'dry' lake - far more going on in & around it - so I give it 5.
Written March 15, 2017
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JDNZ
Warkworth, New Zealand605 contributions
Fantastic Walk to stunning Lakes
Jan 2017 • Couples
This walk is not signposted from the main road, so youneed to make sure you look out for Karioi Station Rd and follow it to the end, over the bridge and along a rather rough track- don't be put off, the final view is well worth it!
The path is easy to follow through native bush, past one lake and carry on to the final lake. There is one notice board on the way with information and directions. The walk is easy, well defined and suitable for all ages. The final view across Lake Rotkura to Mt Ruapehu is stunning!!
Written January 3, 2017
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