Lake Rerewhakaaitu

Lake Rerewhakaaitu is a shallow lake formed nearly 11,000 years ago when volcanic eruptions from Mount Tarawera blocked water flow.
Mount Tarwera still dominates the landscape as a reminder of the volcanic process which have produced the landforms in this area.

The lake and the surrounding recreation reserve offer a tranquil environment for many species including 46 different bird species – 9 of these classified as threatened.

It supports the largest breeding population of banded dotterel in the Rotorua Ecological District.