Lake Ngaroto

Lake Ngaroto
Take Paterangi Road and travel for 4km. Take 2nd right, Bank Road and carry on to the Lake. The walking track around the lake takes approx 1½ hours.

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Lake Ngaroto is the largest of the lakes in the Waipa District and is a valuable landscape and recreational amenity. Ecologically Lake Ngaroto shares similarities with the other peat lakes of the Waikato basin.

Lake Ngaroto is home to a range of water loving plants and animals and is one of the best places in the Waikato to experience natural wetland. A 90 minute walk around the lake includes regular signs with information and illustrations about the local ecology.

The walking track is an all season’s walk as it is flat, all streams and ditches have bridges and fences have stiles. There are two pa sites on the north side of the lake where the track goes through dense manuka. 

The lake has a boat ramp, picnic facilities, a playground, toilets and a boardwalk through a wetland and is popular for duck shooting and boating. Outboards are not permitted. Yachting, windsurfing and rowing are enjoyed, particularly in the summer months.

A 10 minute drive from town at then end of Bank Road, off Paterangi Road.