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Amazing - don't miss the birds!

We had the awesome opportunity to visit at night, and our noisy family of six managed to hear at... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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Native bird sancturay

A great place to walk around looking for native birds. Take some time and look for stichbird... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Warrick P
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“native birds” (3 reviews)
“new zealand” (2 reviews)
“predator” (3 reviews)
12 KM East of Eltham, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We had the awesome opportunity to visit at night, and our noisy family of six managed to hear at least 10 individual kiwi shrieking! Amazing! Also we saw the koura (freshwater crayfish) in the streams and heard many ruru/moreporks. Very middy though! The next morning...More

Thank BirderLiam
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to walk around looking for native birds. Take some time and look for stichbird, saddleback tomtit and robins if you hang around in the evening you might even be lucky to see or hear kiwi. Remember that this is a predator free...More

Thank Warrick P
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A great outdoors adventure! We went as a family and did the loop around the lake. The bush and bird live was awesome. Very peaceful, enjoyable walk.

Thank 909brookes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great day out with wife and kids on a pest free nature hike through Taranaki's beautiful lake rotokare. Suitable tramping footwear would be recommended as it was a little wet and muddy throughout parts of the track, awesome New Zealand scenery and protected wildlife a...More

Thank MrSwannell
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Predator fenced park that has FREE 24 hour access year round developed and run by local volunteers. This is the only place in taranaki to find saddlebacks (tieke) which were reintroduced a couple of years ago, and have flourished. A good chance to hear, and...More

Thank AudsBT
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Was so pleased to have been taken to this beautiful place, the walk of about 4 - 5 kms around the Lake is just so wonderful. A place where a community is working so hard to save New Zealands amazing bush and wildlife. A must...More

Thank Alannah52
Reviewed 19 November 2015

A small Lake nestled in the hills inland from Eltham and surrounded by a predator fence which makes a beautiful sanctary for many of our New Zealand native birds, you just have to sit there and listen to the bird song, a great project by...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a lovely easy walk around the lake. Make sure you bring sturdy shoes when it has rained cause it can get pretty muddy. We walked round this lake in an hour (it says 1.5 hours on the signs) but if you walk briskly...More

Thank FvdHPapamoa
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

After passing through pest proof gates you arrive at the lake. Great picnic spot in summer. A nice gentle 4th walk around the lake. Very relaxing

Thank abseilor
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