Humphries Bay / To Okataina

Humphries Bay (at the Northern end of Lake Tarawera) is a pleasant picnic and overnight camping spot. It’s also the start for the walk along the eastern edge of Lake Okataina to the Okataina ramp and Lodge.

Boat across Lake Tarawera to disembark at Humphries Bay. Stay the night at the DOC campsite or walk the 2.5hrs to the Lake Okataina carpark.

To Take

Good walking shoes (Tramping boots not required), lunch, drinking water and a camera.

Walk map provided.

15 min taxi ride.

Travel is in our all-weather boat.


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