The first lake you'll pass on the track is Dry Lake. Flat, grassed areas above the lake are perfect for family picnics.
The track continues past Dry Lake to Lake Rotokura. This lake is surrounded by ancient beech forest and on clear days Mount Ruapehu is reflected in the lake’s calm waters.
12 km from Ohakune en route to Waiouru, turn off SH 49 onto Karioi Station Road. Drive 1 km to the Rotokura car park.
Native birds such as tūī, kākā, bellbird, fantail and North Island robin are commonly seen or heard along the track to the lake.
Rotokura is tapu (sacred healing waters) to Ngāti Rangi, the local Māori people or tangata whenua. Please respect this by not eating at or near Rotokura. Fishing is also prohibited.
|Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 7 892 3729|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
State Highway 48
PO Box 71029
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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