Lake Okaro is a significant taonga (treasure) to the Ngati Whaoa / Ngati Tahu tribes, and is the smallest of the Rotorua lakes under public management. Surrounded by farms, the lake has poor water quality but is safe for recreational activities including trout fishing and waterskiing. The lake is home to the grey teal, paradise shelduck and dabchick.

Available facilities:

  • Wildlife area
  • Public toilets
  • BBQs and picnic tables
  • Ski lane and a boat ramp