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Kai Iwi Lakes   - Taharoa Domain -approx 25 minutes north/west of Dargaville



With its clear sparking lakes, the domain is a shining jewel on Northland's west coast. The freshwater dune lakes of Kai Iwi, Taharoa and Waikare are renowned for their beauty and clear waters

The 538 hectare recreation reserve offers sheltered camping, a wide range of recreational opportunities and supports a rich variety of native bird, animal and plant life.

Recreational opportunities include picnicking, swimming, boating, kayaking, water and jet skiing, sail boarding, diving, trout fishing and yachting. There is also an extensive walking track around Lake Taharoa and a 2.5 km walk from the domain to the Ripiro ocean beach.

Camping is available at two sheltered camping grounds (Promenade Point and Pine Beach).

Cold and hot water showers and some powered sites. Note: there are no cooking facilities ie no kitchen.

No fires allowed.

The Kai Iwi Lakes are 35 kilometres north of Dargaville on a sealed road.

Booking essential over the Christmas/New Year period.

best way to book is online www.kaiiwicamp.nz


please note - no dogs allowed at the Kai Iwi Lakes

There is also accommodation available at Wai Hou Oma Lodge only a few minutes from the Lakes - enquire at the Visitor Information Centre, Dargaville 09 439 4975  or email kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

Kai Iwi Lakes



WOW - what an amazing location for a holiday, a day out with a picnic lunch, a swim, fishing for trout, perhaps a 2.5 km  walk from the domain to the Ripiro  ocean beach