BAY OF PLENTY: ROTORUA
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Lake Okareka Scenic Reserve - DOC
off Millar Road (where the seal ends), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
rvexplorer id: 17465
We arrived at the DOC campsite at Lake Okareka quite late on a Saturday afternoon in late autumn. It was a brilliant sunny day but there was a strong, cold northerly wind whipping up the surface of the lake.
Without the wind, this would be a great location, which would normally be the case. Stunningly beautiful, with level parking looking over the lake, good fishing, and very peaceful.
There were just a few motorhomes while we were there, although I imagine it would fill up quite quickly over the summer months.
The wind was the killer for us, and we decided to head off to Rotorua and find a campsite with a hot thermal pool for us to warm up in.