Remove Ads

Lake Okareka Walkway

Acacia Road, Lake Okareka, Bay of Plenty 3076 New Zealand

Free to Visit
Open Now
Tue 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“Stroll along the wetlands boardwalk on this easy 5.5km walk.”

The first part of the walkway is through a re-vegetated area of native trees and shrubs which is partly on land donated by the adjoining owners, the Playne family.

Next you will experience crossing a wetland by means of a timber boardwalk. A hide has been constructed here to take advantage of the outstanding birdwatching opportunities.

The wetlands near the beginning of the walkway are home to a wide range of aquatic birds, such as black swan, canada goose, pied stilt, white-faced heron, mallard, paradise duck, grey teal, pukeko, coot, scaup, dabchick, shags and gulls.

Further on is a shade structure within a grove of kowhai which provides a pleasant area to relax.

Nearby Silver Beach is popular with water skiers and picnickers, taking advantage of the sandy beach. A wheelchair accessible composting toilet has been built here.

The walkway continues at a higher level, through stands of kanuka and past seats sited to take advantage of the pleasant views, before descending to the lake outlet.

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Be the first to add a review to the Lake Okareka Walkway.

Lake Okareka Walkway

Acacia Road, Lake Okareka
Bay of Plenty
3076 New Zealand
Remove Ads


Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

Remove Ads
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (8)


Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Bay of Plenty

Click to discover a
great deal!

Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty
Remove Ads

Related Trip Guides

  • Trip Guide

Bay Of Plenty's Top Walks

  • 14 Places
  • Trip Guide

Wellington to Gisborne Long Weekend Roadie

  • 18 Places
  • 19:22
  • 826 mi
  • Trip Guide

Cycle The Otago Central Rail Trail

  • 34 Places
  • 04:20
  • 169 mi
  • Trip Guide

Great Alpine Highway

  • 29 Places
  • 10:42
  • 414 mi
Remove Ads