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Explore Lake Okareka in Rotorua with Campervan Rental NZ

Lake Okareka is such a serene spot it’s difficult to envision that the bustling Rotorua city is located just 10 minutes away. Bordered by resident bush and swarming with bird life Lake Okareka is an ideal spot for a Campervan New Zealand Holiday. Escape from the repetitive routine of everyday life and explore this picturesque spot where the comforts of city life are simply a stone’s throw away.

There are infinite opportunities for outdoor enjoyment and thrilling activities on Lake Okareka as Lake Tikitapu or Blue Lake, Lake Rotokakahi or Green Lake, Lake Tarawera and Lake Okataina are all located close by. You can reach these lakes after a short drive with your Campervan Rental.

Lake Okareka is a tranquil, secluded lake which is why it is an idyllic spot during summer for swimming and picnics. Popular picnic spots in this region include the Acacia Rd reserve and Boyes Beach located on Miller Rd. Set out on the Lake Okareka Walkway towards the Okareka passage where there is a fantastic picnic spot and beach which is only reachable by water or on foot.

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The Lake Okareka Walkway is a division of a neighbouring project to enhance water quality and reinstate the wildlife habitat in the region. This flat walkway takes a scenic route via beaches, farmland, wet lands and native bush. Take a look at the amazing water birds and native birds that frequent this lake.

If you prefer water sports Lake Okareka is the prefect destination for a Campervan Holiday. Kayaking is a fantastic way to glimpse the lake and spot Okareka’s resident flora and fauna. Attempt fishing on your holiday and if you are lucky you might catch the Lake’s local rainbow trout. Impress your family and friends with trout which is freshly caught and enjoy an appetizing dinner afterwards. Water skiing is also a well-liked activity on this lake.

New Zealand’s finest mountain biking tracks can be effortlessly accessed from Lake Okareka towards Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua. There are extensive single tracks along with amazing mountain biking trails in this region to suit everyone regardless of whether you are an expert cyclist or a novice.

In this region the dazzling Lake Rotokakahi famed as Green Lake along with Blue Lake or Lake Tikitapu are must visit spots.

Lake Tikitapu is a tranquil lake and a popular spot for a holiday with azure waters, sandy beaches, a children’s playground, BBQ areas and provisions for safe swimming. There is also a recreational reserve where you can enjoy exciting activities such as waterskiing, boating, kayaking and jet-skiing.

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Take the relaxed 2 hour stroll around the lake for awe-inspiring views of the Green Lake or Lake Rotokakahi. This lake is a revered one for the local Maori which is why fishing, swimming or boating is not permitted in its waters. However you can enjoy spectacular views of this pristine lake.

Lake Okareka is famed for its natural loveliness. Situated near Rotorua which is a popular tourist destination this is a perfect spot for a holiday with New Zealand Campervans. Explore this stunning spot for a relaxing vacation amid tranquil surroundings.

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