View from the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
Image: Tahu Taylor-Koolen | ©



Lake Waikaremoana is a marvellous destination for walkers. Besides the famous Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk there are many short and day walks to the caves, springs, waterfalls and rainforest of the Tūhoe homeland.

Te Urewera is recognised in New Zealand law as a living person. Te Urewera is spoken for and governed by a board. Care for Te Urewera, including the tracks and facilities, is carried out by Te Uru Taumatua – Ngāi Tūhoe’s operational entity.

Find things to do and places to stay Lake Waikaremoana area

Water-based activities are popular on Lake Waikaremoana and most craft are permitted. Jet skis, house boats and float planes are not allowed.

Carry approved safety equipment and a local chart of the lake. Observe water safety regulations.

Conditions on the lake can change rapidly.

Brown and rainbow trout are found in Lake Waikaremoana. Fishing licenses can be bought from Fish & Game New Zealand and from the Waikaremoana Holiday Park store.




Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 837 3900
Address Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
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