Lake Rotopounamu
Image: Evie Ormond | DOC


Combine a walk to a beautiful lake with a picnic and maybe even a swim.
  • Walk in beautiful dense forest, full of interesting ferns and tall trees.
  • Keep an eye out for North Island robin – they like to eat insects you disturb as you walk
  • Visit the jewel lake protected by Mt Pihanga in Tongariro National Park.
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy a lunchtime swim at Long Beach.

Get ready

Download the Lake Rotopounamu adventure map (PDF, 2,068K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Lake Rotopounamu is off SH 47, 11 km from Tūrangi.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Lake Rotopounamu code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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