Kayaks on the shore at Lake Okataina

Introduction

The name Okataina means the lake of laughter, a shorted form of Te Moana-i-Kaitaina-a-Te Rangitakaroro, which means "The ocean where Te Rangitakarora laughed".

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

There is a boat ramp near a carpark at the end of the road. The ramp is difficult to launch from and requires a high skill level. 

Check, Clean, Dry

Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

How to check, clean, dry your gear.

Contacts

Rotorua Office
Phone:   +64 7 349 7400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   rotorua@doc.govt.nz
Address:   99 Sala Street
Rotorua 3010
Postal Address:   PO Box 1146
Rotorua 3040
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