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Lake Rotoiti

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Overview

Rotoiti is really two lakes in one. The eastern part sits in the north of the Okataina caldera (volcanic depression), and has many hot sulfur springs. The western half – a drowned valley, Te Awa-i-Takapuwhaia – was formerly an outlet for Lake Rotorua

Address: State Highway 30, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua Rotorua

Description

Rotoiti is really two lakes in one. The eastern part sits in the north of the Okataina caldera (volcanic depression), and has many hot sulfur springs. The western half – a drowned valley, Te Awa-i-Takapuwhaia – was formerly an outlet for Lake Rotorua. The two lakes today share an outlet at Rotoiti’s western end.

Korokitewao Bay has a lovely sandy beach,playground for the kids, picnic area and waters to swim.
The aptly named Honeymoon Bay (Whangaikorea) is another pretty spot for a picnic and you can take a stroll along the jetty too. The area has some nice bushwalks – try Hinehopu Track (1.5hrs each way), which leads through the lovely native forest to nearby Lake Rotoehu. Bring your togs and have a swim at tranquil Te Pohue Bay before you set back.

Surface elevation: 279 m
Area: 34.3 km²
Length: 15 km
Width: 3.6 km
Mean depth: 33 m

Locations

State Highway 30, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua
Hinehopu/Hongi Track is 20 km north-east of Rotorua off State Highway 30.

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