Lake Harihari is a remote dune-dammed lake located some 10 km south of Kawhia on the Waikato Region’s west coast. The lake bed belongs to Tahāroa Lakes Trust and the land around it is private (en.wikipedia.org).
Lake Harihari’s water quality and overall condition are very good, and the best amongst the Waikato dune lakes. It supports a diversity of submerged plants (www.LAWA). New Zealand dabchicks, a large freshwater mussel population, freshwater sponges, native snails and native fish including the common bully and New Zealand smelt have been recorded at the lake (en.wikipedia.org).