At the eastern end of Lake Rotoiti is the Hinehopu Lakeshore Reserve, which is well-known for shoreline fishing. Only during December and February, water skiing is allowed on the lake. The Hinehopu (Hongi's) trail borders around the reserve. Remember to consider that the walkway and the bush area are administered by the Department of Conservation.

BBQs and picnic tables are available for the public to use. There’s also a toilet facility, a playground for the children to enjoy and a boat ramp. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a lead.