|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Surface area||10.5 hectares (26 acres)|
Lake Aroarotamahine, also known as Green Lake, is one of two small crater lakes on Mayor Island / Tuhua in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Its outlet is a wetland leading to the smaller Lake Te Paritu or Black lake.
The lake has a green colour due to algae. According to Māori legend, the green is the blood of Pounamu (greenstone) which fought a battle with Tuhua (obsidian), and, defeated, fled to the South Island.
- New Zealand 1:50000 Topographic Map Series sheet BC37 – Mayor Island
- Eagles, Jim (17 July 2009). "Bay of Plenty: The island of dark crystal". New Zealand Herald.
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