Lake Ngatu


Enjoy an easy walk with the family around Lake Ngatu - a freshwater dune lake and recreation reserve. The lake is popular with water sport enthusiasts, day visitors, and locals.

Track overview

4 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only
  • Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track


An easy walking track leads you around the edge of this dune lake that is situated within a recreation reserve.

10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 5,000 steps.

Getting there

Lake Ngatu is 16 km north of Kaitaia. Follow SH1 then turn left onto West Coast Rd. Access is signposted 1.9 km along West Coast Rd on the left.


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Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
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