Established in 1975 when a dam was built in the Matarawa Stream, Lake Moananui is home to a range of native plants and birdlife.
The easy 30 minute South Waikato walking trail around Lake Moananui takes in native kowhai, rimu, totara and other fauna and is considered a wetland area with black scaup, teal, spoonbill, paradise duck, pukeko, black shag, little shag, pied shag, black stilt, spurwing plover, Australian coot, grey heron, tui and many other birdlife all calling the area home.
The reserve itself boasts picnic spots, playgrounds, ornamental flower beds and general wide open spaces to enjoy.
Lake Moananui Reserve details:
Location: Arawa Cresent, Tokoroa, South Waikato
Walking Trail Length: 30 minutes around the lake
More Info: www.forestandbird.org.nz