State Highway 30 hugs the edge of Lake Rotoiti for about 9 km between Hauparu and Hinehopu, making for a scenic drive. Several hamlets, mainly holiday homes, plus viewpoints, are along the way. At Hinehopu, leave the main road and continue around the lake into Korokitewao Bay.

There is a pretty beach (depending on how high the lake is) with a playground. At the north end of the beach, there is a short bush walk towards striking Te Papatu Point.

This is a nice lakeside spot to swim, hang out or picnic when touring the region. You will also find the historic Hinehopu/Hongi’s Track entrance, a pretty native forest walk to Lake Rotoehu.

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