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“Fantastic place to spot birds”

Lake Okareka Walkway
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$50.66*
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Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour
Ranked #49 of 112 things to do in Rotorua
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Rotorua
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to spot birds”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Loved the bird hide. I go here early morning to take photos of the beautiful scenery and bird life. The boardwalk is a great place to have some fresh air and exercise and its not to hard to do , being mostly flat. I hang out for hours in the bird hide taking photos sometimes and its very peaceful and picturesque.

Visited April 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“World class”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lots of birds, easy walking on board walks. Not busy.
Gets afternoon sun so is good for late afternoon walk.and hurrah, NO dogs allowed.
Not to be missed when staying in Rotorua

Visited May 2014
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Rotorua NZ
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184 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lovely quiet and peaceful walk - level and easy access,”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is probably one of the most enjoyable lakes if you like a quiet and peaceful stroll. Access is easy, and the path pleasant to walk on - even for folks with prams and disabled chairs. We go there often. Faults: motorized boats should not be allowed -especially on weekends - and more car-park space should be made available. Perfect for a pic-nic though!

Visited May 2014
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“So peaceful”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

This walkway is short and can be done by everyone. It follows an easy trail and boardwalk away from the housing area so is very peaceful. The lake is stunning on a lovely day and the water so warm for a paddle. There are composting toilets near the end of the walkway. A short wee gem in the area.

Visited December 2013
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent short walk”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lake Okareka walkway is approx 5ks return. Flat, easy, wheelchair or pushchair ok. Picnic tables on the way and seats for a rest. Bird life great and generally a great place to take photos.

Visited July 2013
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5 Thank Helen R
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