Lake Rotokākahi (Green Lake)

Lakes & Rivers

Rotokākahi means "the lake of the shellfish kakahi". Locals also refer to the lake as the Green Lake.

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

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