This table details Fish &
Game access points to Lake Waikaremoana. These will soon be shown
on the Lake
A boat ramp is provided at Onepoto
Rosie Bay is another bay where there
is a boat ramp facility.
There is a foot access track from the
main road to shoreline fishing. A Department of Conservation
signpost marks the start of the track.
Opourau Bay (Home Bay)
It is possible to launch boats from
the ramp at the motor camp. The turnoff to Opourau Bay is
along the road from the DOC Aniwaniwa National Park Headquarters.
Camping is available.
Te Maraateatua Point
A DOC signpost marks a foot access
track from the main road to the shore of Lake Waikaremoana.
Te Whero Bay
A short track leads from the road to
the lakeshore at Te Whero Bay. Again, the beginning of the
track is signposted.
Boat ramp. Camping is available.
The stream mouth is a popular fishing area, and it is possible
to hand launch dinghies from the stream mouth. Camping is available.
Walking track. Anywhere along the track
is accessible to fishing. Camping is prohibited within 500m
of the track unless in a designated camping area.
Walking access only to Lake Waikareiti
from Aniwaniwa DOC headquarters. There is a 45 minute walk
from the road to the lake.
Dinghies can be hired from the National
Park headquarters at Aniwaniwa and hand launched onto Lake
The track leads further around Lake
Waikareiti to Sandy Bay. Sandy Bay provides easy access to
shoreline fishing. There is also a Department of Conservation
hut for overnight stays. The walk to Sandy Bay takes approximately
3 - 3.5 hours from the road.
Road access is available to the lake
past the power station and across the bridge. Foot access
only is available to the other side of the lake. There are
no boat ramps.
A second boat ramp for Lake Whakamarino
can be found next to the church. It may be difficult to drive
a vehicle down to the ramp.
Access through Tuai village. There
is a boat ramp next to the flood gate, just beyond Tuai School.
Foot access only is available via a
20 minute walk from the Onepoto Bay car park.