History and Legends

Rotokakahi is sacred to Maori and Motutawa island in the middle of the lake is the burial ground of many Maori ancestors. The lake is privately owned by local iwi (tribes) and no swimming, fishing or boating is permitted.

 

Walking Tracks

The Green Lake can be found about 10km south of Rotorua, turning left off the main highway onto Waipa South Rd and directly into Green Lake Rd. A short drive into the forest will bring you into the picnic area. There are two short tracks which allow you remarkable views of this sacred lake. No boating, fishing or swimming is permitted, as the Green Lake is sacred to the local Maori people.