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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Tarawera Road | Lake Tikiapu Scenic Reserve, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-349 7400
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Reviewed yesterday

hiked all the way and enjoyed the Trail through the forest, unfortunately about 15 min of the walk is along a busy street

Thank Roman W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove ourselves from Rotorua as we had some free time. Did not do the walk, but drove in and took photos. Stunning scenery and beautiful lake, worth the drive through windy roads to get there.

Thank gregfC1559BA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the holiday park on the lake. Although weather was not fantastic (too cold to do water activities) we had a great time. The run around the lake is awesome. Also mountain biking in this area is superb! Kids loved it!

Thank martinhelmantel
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The 5.5 km walk is very easy with only the one short climb up to the southern car park. It is a shame that the first part of the walk from the Northern Car park heading south is alongside the road, but other than that...More

1  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

What a terrible walk. There are no signposts. The first section is on a busy road with cars screaming around corners. Do not take your kids! When you get to the bush track, it is muddy, unmarked and you can hardly see the lake. Even...More

1  Thank Ngairemargaret2012
Reviewed 24 September 2018

It was a lovely drive to the lakes - blue lake, green lake etc... scenic and well preserved. Even enjoyed looking at all the beautiful lake homes all around!

Thank tripreview777
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

It is what it is A free walking track through nature next to a lake. There’s not much to say about it, it was gorgeous and the lake was beautiful. The path could use some work ( some of it is in desperate need of...More

Thank ChelseaHideki
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Beautiful views, easy giding. Worthwihile staying at top 10 holiday park and hiring a bike to ride. Took about 30 minutes to navigate lake.

Thank Thea H
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and a lovely place to walk around. Great for families, solo or taking the dogs for a walk or even a run if you have enough energy. The whole circuit takes around 1hour 30 mins to complete (average pace), walking through the Bush,...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Great to get outdoors and walk, run or dawdle along this track. Agree with all previous reviews- very scenic and picturesque. Excellent photo opportunities and let the mind wander. We even did it with a stroller and whilst sign says pram friendly I would recommend...More

Thank David B
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Eric G
13 June 2017|
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Response from Jules J | Reviewed this property |
Yes totally clear a beautiful but very cold at this time of year
4 April 2015|
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Response from 422lesley | Reviewed this property |
Can't add to these, I'm afraid. The Rototua Duck is probably your best option if you don't want to hire a car.