Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
An easy 1 hour 2.2 km return walk to Lake Rotokura through forest, which is being turned into a pest-free mainland island.
Map Data: Google, Digital Globe, Department of Conservation (DOC).

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Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
After about 5 minutes, we come to the (man-made) Dry Lake - home to a variety of native and exotic waterfowl - dabchicks, mallard ducks, paradise ducks, grey ducks and Australasian coots.

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park
We can eat at the picnic tables here. The land between here and the next lake is tapu (sacred), so we respect this by not eating beyond this point in the walk.

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotokura Walking Track, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

LAKE ROTOKURA WALKING TRACK - Tongariro National Park