Lake Rotoiti (Tasman)
Lake Rotoiti towards Mount Robert and St Arnaud Range
|Location||Nelson Lakes National Park, Tasman Region, South Island|
|Primary inflows||Travers River|
|Primary outflows||Buller River|
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Max. depth||82 m|
Lake Rotoiti is a lake in the Tasman Region of New Zealand. It is a substantial mountain lake within the borders of Nelson Lakes National Park. The lake is fed by the Travers River, water from the lake flows into the Buller River. The lake is surrounded by Beech forest and is 82 metres deep. Saint Arnaud is a small community at the northern end of the lake.
Tramping tracks circle the lake, including the Lakehead track on the east side and the Lakeside track on the west side. There is a water taxi service that travels the length of the lake ferrying trampers to and from the Coldwater and Lakehead huts at the head of the lake. Rotoiti is also a popular place for waterskiing and is adjacent to Mt Robert, which hosted a small club-owned skifield, until it was removed by DOC in 2005.
The lake has introduced trout which attract recreational fishermen.
- "Place Name Detail: Lake Rotoiti". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
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