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Hongi’s Track – Rotorua Lakes


The track runs from Korokitewao Bay (Lake Rotoiti) to Te Pohue Bay (Lake Rotoehu), through a forest of rimu, tawa, pukatea and rewarewa. It leads to SH 30 at the sacred matai, then a small loop track takes you back to the previous track or on to Lake Rotoehu (15 minutes from the sacred matai). Numerous tranquil picnic spots can be found around the lakes. Whangaikorea (Honeymoon Bay) is a favourite spot, with toilets and a jetty.

With vehicle access only, Korokitewao Bay provides a sandy beach, picnic tables, a children’s playground, toilets and crystal clear water. MORE