Eastern Okataina Walkway

  • Walking
  • Mountain Biking

To the east of Rotorua is the Eastern Okataina Walkway, providing views of Mount Tarawera and opportunities for swimming in some of the region’s most beautiful lakes.

The walkway skirts along the eastern side of Lake Okataina from Tauranganui Bay, before crossing a saddle and ending at a conservation campsite in Humphries Bay on the shores of neighbouring Lake Tarawera.

Note that there is no road access to the Humphries Bay Campsite, so walkers will need to retrace their steps, arrange commercial boat or water taxi transport, or continue on as far as Tarawera Falls by walking along the adjoining Northern Tarawera Track on the northern shores of Lake Tarawera.


No dogs. There are toilets, a carpark and a grassed area for picnicing at Tauranganui Bay. At the end of the walkway at Humphries Bay there is a toilet and a informal camping and picnicing area.

How to get here

The Lake Okataina Scenic Reserve tracks are accessed from Okataina Road. Turn off SH 30 (Whakatane/ Rotorua highway) at Ruato, 22 km from Rotorua.

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

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Page last updated: Sep 8, 2020, 3:41 PM