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Address: Lake Okareka, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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one of my favs

This has been a family walk, 6 or more times a year for the last 15 years. It is tranquil, open, mostly flat, and great on a sunny day.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has been a family walk, 6 or more times a year for the last 15 years. It is tranquil, open, mostly flat, and great on a sunny day.

Thank freedomtochewz
Taupo, New Zealand
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98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is an easy walk along a broadwalk a lot of the way. It is a bird sanctuary and you can spot many various kinds. There are information boards along the way to help you identify them. Lovely flat easy walk

Thank Adrienne N
Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was a great walk but I think the recommended grading is greater than it says. Need to be fit. and takes longer than they say. but still worth it.

Thank Sue S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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442 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Nice walkway and track, but does get muddy after rain, or even parts under a little water, so check the forecast.

Thank happysheepChina
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Lots of bird life, and wetland vegetation. There is a hide where you can watch the birds without disturbing them. We saw black swans, NZ scaup, Pied shags, Black shags, white faced herons, paradise ducks, welcome swallows and a harrier hawk. The sun was out and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk.

Thank OkuraLass
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I choose to do an hour and a half walk at this location as I was told it was a good spot to find the New Zealand Dabchick (a bird). Mission accomplished with sightings of many other bird too. It is an easy and pleasant walk (level ground) around a very attractive lake.

Thank marielister
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were early for our accommodation and decided to visit the lake as it's only a short drive out of town. We first stopped at the boat ramp area where there's toilets and picnic areas with nice views out across the lake. Then drove on to where the walkway starts - there's a car park and the first bit of... More 

Thank nnmercman
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were surprised by the amount of birdlife in the area - so many varieties, so close to view. Lovely views across the lake. Easy walk with boardwalk for nearly all of walk.

Thank Chris A
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119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is a 5.5km walk by Lake Okareka which is very pleasant although don't forget to sunscreen on a hot day as it's exposed and not under bush much. We enjoyed walking beside the wetlands where a variety of birds are nesting, particularly the Canadian geese. This track is flat so suitable for young children, buggies and wheel chairs. The... More 

Thank Jandalz3
Rotorua, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've been in Rotorua a long time and never knew this place existed. What a beautiful spot. Allow 2 hours to do the full walk, and don't forget your camera!

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