This small lake (6.5 hectares) is situated on sand dunes in a pastoral dominated catchment with some forestry and native scrub. The riparian margin is fenced and there is dense emergent vegetation around the lake edge. Lake Kahuparere has a maximum depth of 7.6 m (source www.lawa.co.nz)..


A dune lake set within a pastoral catchment but has been recently fenced around much of the perimeter. There is an inlet at the northern end of the lake, draining approximately 2 km of pasture to the north-east.

Lake Rotootuauru (Swan)

The catchment surrounding this lake is mostly pasture, with 30% pine plantation and some areas of scrub. The lake perimeter is fenced. Grass carp were introduced in May 2009 to eradicate Egeria and Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort). Fencing off the lake to exclude cattle from the large emergent beds surrounding much of this lake has created […]

Lake Waingata

A small dune lake on the Pouto Peninsula with a depth 9.5 m, set in a pastoral catchment.

Lake Wainui

Lake Wainui is a small 4.8 hectare dune lake with a maximum depth of 10.5 m, located on the Pouto Peninsula. The lake is surrounded by pastoral land. A narrow riparian edge has recently been fenced to exclude livestock which should enable emergent vegetation to establish (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Taharoa

Lake Taharoa is Northland’s deepest lake with a maximum depth of 38.8 m and is the region’s second largest lake (197.7 ha). Its catchment is dominated by pine plantation, however the trees were felled in late 2010. This lake is popular for boating, swimming and water skiing (source www.lawa.co.nz)..

Lake Waikare

Lake Waikare is a relatively large lake (29 hectares) with a maximum depth of 29.5 m. This lake is easily accessible and is regularly used for recreational activities. Its catchment is mainly native scrub, with some pine forestry and pastoral land use (source www.lawa.co.nz)..


This is a small dune lake on the Poutu Peninsula surrounded by pine forest.

Lake Humuhumu

Lake Humuhumu is the deepest Pouto lake, with a maximum depth of 15.2 m. This large dune lake (129.1 hectares) is situated in a catchment dominated by pasture, with pine forestry on the western side of the lake and scattered pockets of kanuka scrub (source www.lawa.co.nz).

Lake Kai-iwi

Lake Kai Iwi is 27.6 hectares in area with a maximum depth of 15.7 m. It is the smallest of the Kai Iwi lake group. The lake margin is bordered by scrub, with recently felled pine plantation in its upper catchment. There is a small stream that flows into Lake Kai Iwi on the southern […]