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Monday, 18 March 2019

Lake Aniwhenua Campside - New Zealand Travel Destination Guide

Lake Aniwhenua is located sixty five kilometers southeast of Rotorua. Being a solitary part of the Bay of Plenty, it is definitely off the beaten track. Lake Aniwhenua is a best Campside and travel destination in New Zealand.

Lake Aniwhenua is located between Kaingaroa Forest and Te Urewera National Parka is one the man-made lakes constructed by a hydro-electric dam. This lake is a eminent hunting ground. Dense native bushes, deep flowing rivers and luxuriant farmlands can be found all around the lake. An average depth of the lake is 2.5m. This long and narrow lake
is home to abundant of species of brown and rainbow trouts and eels. 
Lake Aniwhenua Campside - New Zealand

It’s an ideal spot for fishing and excellent for a sunset kayak. You can enjoy fishing at any time of the year. First Saturday of May starts the gamebird hunting season. Species found are waterfowl and upland gamebirds.

This place is infused with history and culture. The Maori Ngati Manawa tribes used to live around this place for centuries and their culture still flourish. There are various places of historic significance and the oldest Maori rock art in the country is one of those. 

The nearest town is Murupara is also an entrance to the Whirinaki Forest Park. You will see nice walking trails over here. Murupara used to be a prosperous forestry town but this place has struggled since forestry became more dependent on machinery and lesser dependent on human labour.
Lake Aniwhenua Campside - New Zealand

Kohutapu Lodge provides lakeside accommodation to stray. Real visionaries are the hosts at Kohutapu Lodge who understand the positive affect that tourism can have on a struggling community. Hand packed food packages are delivered to the local schools by Stray travelers by teaming up with Kohutupa Lodge. Stray travellers spend quality time with the school kids to help elaborate their thinking beyond the boundaries of Murupara.

Things you must do and see during your trip :
Enjoy night time eeling
Traditional Maori bracelet weaving
Haka learning
Lakeside Sunset Kayak
Try a hangi - a traditional ground cooked feast that you must try while backpacking in New Zealand.
The olden Maori rock carvings in New Zealand
Get involved with the local community.

Lake Aniwhenua Campside - New Zealand
"Lake Aniwhenua Campside - New Zealand Travel Destination Guide"

It is extremely beautiful place with well maintained toilets which are cleaned twice daily, great showers and garbage is removed regularly. Large amount of space, well equipped playground for children and dog friendly environment. You’ll see lots of dogs here which are kept under control.

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