This lagoon is one of the most beautiful spots in the Pureora Forest Park park, surrounded by tall rimu and kahikatea that reflect in the water.
The track is well-formed with a boardwalk snaking through the trees to a platform beside the lagoon – a shallow ephemeral wetland surrounded by swamp forest.
From SH32 turn onto Waihora Road (signposted). Follow this gravel road for approx. 3 km before turning into the Waihora Lagoon car park.
The gravel road is in disrepair and is only recommended for 4WD vehicles.
The lagoon can dry out in summer.
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