Lake Tarawera

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Overview

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve is set in the midst of breath-taking scenery in the Rotorua region. The 1886 eruption, which killed 153 people and raised the lake surface by 12 metres, formed the landscape and today the area is lush, green and blissfully peaceful with numerous picnic spots. Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve has a variety of access points where a range of activities may be enjoyed, including walking tracks and many recreational and cultural sites. Scenic boat trips, from The Landing and Boat Shed Bay, will take you to archaeological sites of Maori cave drawings. Lake Tarawera highlights include Mount Tarawera, Whakarewarewa Forest, Ohinemutu and the many geothermal locations. Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve is an excellent spot for fishing, boating, walking and more. Humphries Bay is located at the northern end of Lake Tarawera, a pleasant picnic and camping spot accessible by boat or along the Northern Tarawera Track. Hot Water Beach, accessible by boat, on the southern arm of Lake Tarawera provides natural hot springs under the sand provide a relaxing, warm swim. Camping is permitted only at Tarawera Outlet and Hot Water Beach and at a small, informal campsite at Humphries Bay; where camping is restricted to one night and is only for visitors arriving on foot or by kayak. Public jetties are at Tarawera Landing, Tarawera Outlet, Boatshed Bay and Rāpatu Bay. Boat ramps are at Tarawera Landing, Boatshed Bay, Stony Point and a beach boat ramp at Tarawera Outlet. Public toilets are provided at most boating access points and camping areas, and at the Waterfall Road carpark. Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve is 18 kilometres southeast of Rotorua on Tarawera Road, off Te Ngae Road.

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Rotorua, Tarawera Road, Lake Tarawera, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand (Direction)

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