TARANAKI: NEW PLYMOUTH

26-Oct-13

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Lake Rotomanu Reserve

star rating of 4

by Chris Gaelic

130 Clemow Road, Fitzroy, New Plymouth, Taranaki

rvexplorer id: 17915

Beach, Lake, Town

Freedom Camping Location Certified Self-contained Vehicles Only Toilets Available Large Vehicle Access Walking Tracks

Jet skiing on the lake

Jet skiing on the lake

 

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

 

Whitebaiting along the river bank

Whitebaiting along the river bank

 

 

Lake Rotomanu is in the Fitzroy suburb of New Plymouth. Alongside the Waiwhakaiho River, and connecting to the Coastal Walkway, this is a beautiful aquatic playground, used for water sports, fishing, picnics, or just going out for a stroll. 

 

We were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning, and to be shown around by our two good friends who live in New Plymouth. 

 

There were families going for a stroll or having picnics, cyclists riding along the Coastal Walkway, people on jet skis and water skis, and people fishing for whitebait in the river.

 

The Te Rewa Rewa bridge across the Waiwhakaiho river is a stunning piece of architecture. What could have been just a simple foot bridge has been made an enthusiastic statement for New Plymouth - that this is a great place to live!

 

For motor caravanners, there is plenty of parking and certified self-contained motor caravanners can stay overnight.

 

The Te Rewi Rewi Bridge spanning the Waiwhakaiho River

The Te Rewi Rewi Bridge spanning the Waiwhakaiho River

 

The Waiwhakaiho River alongside Lake Rotomanu

The Waiwhakaiho River alongside Lake Rotomanu

 

 

 

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