Kai Iwi Lakes

A Northland Shining Jewel and one of New Zealand’s best holiday spots. Nestled amongst 538 hectares of premier recreation reserve with white sand freshwater dune lakes renowned for their jewel like beauty beauty and clear waters. The Taharoa domain reserve (map A) contains three lakes known as the Kai Iwi Lakes.

These crystal clear, freshwater lakes cover an area of 305ha and are suitable for a range of water based recreational activities including boating, diving, fishing, sailboarding, swimming, yachting and kayaking.

Kayaks can be hired at the lakes and being extremely shallow, the lakes provide a safe playground for families with young children.

Annually water skiing championships are held at Kai Iwi Lakes. An extensive walking track system has been developed within the reserve. The Taharoa Domain is 2.5 km from the Tasman Sea and a walkway access to the coast is available though an adjoining farm property west of the domain.

In addition to various accommodation facilities, Kai Iwi Lakes also offers campground and campervan facilities.