Whatapo Bay Walk

Whatapo Bay Walk

Lake Waikaremoana

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Marios Gavalas

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500 m return | 10 minutes return

This gorgeous sandy bay is the pick of the beaches south of the visitor centre. The large grassed area behind is fringed with toetoe and is suitable for a picnic with the family. The lake views are stunning.


5.6 km south of the Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre, there is a large grassed parking area from where the start of the track is signposted.


The track drops gently to the flats around Whatapo Bay.


Feature Value Info


North IslandOut EastLake Waikaremoana


  • Walking
  • Free



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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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