This easy 5 km walk around Lake Rotopounamu will take you around 2 hours on a well maintained track.

They say Lake Rotopounamu was formed by an extra large landslide around 10,000 years ago.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 5 kms
  • Time needed: 2 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: 713m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: No
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Lake Rotopounamu

From the road to the start of the walk was a steady 60m climb. It was a very pleasant walk to Lake Rotopounamu, the track was wide and very even under foot. Walking around the edge of Lake Rotopounamu was a little greasy under foot in a couple of places, but the mud was soon forgotten when we walk out on to the white sand of Lake Rotopounamu. I heard that people walk into the lake just to enjoy a cold invigorating swim, I would need a wet suit before I jumped in. The bird life around Lake Rotopounamu was outstanding I could have stayed there all day just to listen to the Tui and the bell birds.

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