Rotokawau Virginia Lake

Rotokawau Virginia Lake

There are several small lakes around Whanganui, but Rotokawau Virginia Lake is the best known. It takes about an hour to meander around the lake through the adjacent reserve.

The reserve is mostly planted in mature exotic trees but there are a number of big pōhutukawa and gardens near the cafe and main car park. At the far end of the lake is a pretty area of water lilies. There is also a wide array of water birds, including several varieties of ducks, swans and native pukeko.

Also look out for the sculptures around the reserve, the most notable being the Higgenbottom Fountain which shines golden when the sun is out.

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