Lake Waikaremoana

Lake Waikaremoana was formed 2200 years ago by a huge landslide, which blocked a narrow gorge along the Waikaretaheke River. Water backed up behind the landslide to form the lake, which is 248 metres deep in parts. Resembling a fiord, Lake Waikaremoana is the focal point for activities in the Te Urewera National Park and is much loved by hikers, fishermen and hunters. The Waikaremoana Track is one of New Zealand’s ‘Great Walks’.