Lake Ferry Onoke

Lake Ferry/Onoke

Lake Ferry Onoke is an unusually dramatic lake, with its south Wairarapa seaside location and almost-black sand. It is only half an hour from Martinborough in a car, and a good stop on the way to the Putangirua Pinnacles or Cape Palliser.

Fishing is a common past time at Lake Ferry, with whitebait catching especially popular in the spring. Note that warning signs indicate a dangerous environment for swimming where the lake empties into the seas, and the Wairarapa website also warns against swimming in the lake.

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