Lake Okareka. View from campsite

Image: Elizabeth Marenzi | DOC


You can camp on the lake shore and discover native mistletoe and explore the surrounding area on short walks nearby.

Place overview


  • Camping
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Lake Okareka Scenic Reserve

About this place

Getting there

Lake Ōkareka is situated 9 km south-east of Rotorua. From Te Ngae Rd, turn right at the roundabout into Tarawera Rd.Once at Tikitapu/Blue Lake, take a left into Okareka Loop Rd until you reach the lake.


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