One of the Hamilton & Waikato region's natural wetlands, Lake Ngaroto provides an easy 1.5 hour walk and is a popular recreational reserve year round.

Lake Ngaroto, Waipa, Waikato NZ

Lake Ngaroto, Te Awamutu

Plentiful birdlife around the lake make for ample bird watching opportunities, and the mostly flat walking track, boat ramp, picnic area and playground make this a great family walk in the Waikato.

The local sailing club is regularly on the water, while the camouflaged maimai (huts) around the lakes edge play host to duck hunters during the months of May and June.

The walking track passes through bush areas, farmland and wetlands as it navigates around the lake, with signage providing information and illustrations about the local ecology.

Lake Ngaroto Details

  • Length: 1.5 hour loop
  • Location: Bank Rd off Paterangi Rd
  • More info: www.teawamutu.nz
  • Please Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead.