Lake Rotopounamu

Tongariro National Park

Nestled on the side of Mt Pihanga, Lake Rotopounamu (‘greenstone lake’) is a special favourite of tree lovers and birdwatchers.

The track begins with an uphill walk then flattens out to circle the lake.

There are numerous picnic and rest spots, with toilet facilities available on the main beach area. The lake is suitable for swimming in.

This beautiful lake and forest is part of the Tongariro National Park.

Find out everything you need to plan for this track on Plan My Walk

Distance 5km loop
Grade (1-5) 2
Time required 2 hour loop track
Toilets No toilets available
Physical address:
Te Ponanga Saddle Road
Tongariro National Park
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