BAY OF PLENTY: ROTORUA

11-May-13

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Lake Okareka Scenic Reserve - DOC

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

off Millar Road (where the seal ends), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

rvexplorer id: 17465

Looking out over the lakeWe 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.

 

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