Lake Rotoehu

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Lake Rotoehu
Lake Rotoehu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 3 April 2008.jpg
LocationNorth Island
Coordinates38°1′S 176°32′E / 38.017°S 176.533°E / -38.017; 176.533Coordinates: 38°1′S 176°32′E / 38.017°S 176.533°E / -38.017; 176.533
Typecrater lake
Primary outflowssink hole in the northern arm
Basin countriesNew Zealand
Max. length4.6 km (2.9 mi)[1]
Max. width4.0 km (2.5 mi)[1]
Surface area8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)[1]
Average depth8.3 m (27 ft)[1]
Max. depth13.5 m (44 ft)[1]
Surface elevation295 m (968 ft)[1]
SettlementsOtautu Bay and Kennedy Bay- Rotorua 30km away

Lake Rotoehu is the smallest in a chain of three lakes to the northeast of Lake Rotorua in New Zealand's North Island. It is located between the city of Rotorua and town of Whakatane. The southern end of the lake occupies part of the Okataina caldera. It is fed (underground seepage) by Lake Rotoma to the east, and flows westward joining Lake Rotoiti. The lake is one of the least visited, but offers great Kayaking and fishing (rainbow trout). It has two access points, Otautu Bay and Kennedy bay and is well located centrally to many other places e.g. the ocean, mountain biking, hiking etc. It has very good wildlife and birdlife with several rarely seen birds. In particular the endangered Kokako is located close by.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lowe, D.J., Green, J.D. (1987). Viner, A.B. (ed.). Inland waters of New Zealand. Wellington: DSIR Science Information Publishing Centre. pp. 471–474. ISBN 0-477-06799-9.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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