Kai Iwi Lakes
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Dream of a place of sheer beauty that was created more than 1.8 million years ago for the delight of kiwi campers, and you have the Kai Iwi Lakes - crystal clear freshwater lakes.
Just 30 minutes north of Dargaville, the lakes are part of the Taharoa domain, an unsurpassed recreational reserve. Bring the kids, bring the tent, bring the kayaks, windsurfer, fishing and dive gear, boat and water skis, surf ski and of course your togs.
And what an ideal place to swim – these deep dune lakes are rimmed by warm shallow water just made for kids to run and splash or for freshening up after a lazy afternoon in a deck chair poised on the pristine sands with the rippling waters lapping at your feet.
Cycling round the lake perimeters or hiking over farmland to the ocean alleviates the guilt of excess from evening gatherings spent with new found friends from adjoining tent sites cooking up a feast from the day’s catch.
As well as succulent rainbow trout the lakes are teeming with koura, crabs, freshwater mussels, native and exotic fish. A perfect playground.
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