Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lake Okataina

A nice easy run along the banks of one of Rotorua's lesser known lakes Okaitana. I ran the Eastern track which is somewhat easier than the Western route. The first half hour was very similar to a lot of the terrain in the Rotorua region, plenty of lush kiwi bush and a undulating track. The views to the lake were impressive with a sense that not many people venture down to Okataina. I took the short diversion to Te Koute bay for a close up view of the foreshore. After about 45 minutes I reached the end of the lake where the track cuts inland and climbs before dropping down to Humphries Bay on Lake Tarawera. Sadly that was all I had time for as I retraced my steps back to the car.