Lake Tutira

State Highway 2, Hastings District, Hawkes Bay

Lake Tutira and the Tutira Recreation Reserve is located approx 50km north of Napier.

Lake Tutira is home to an abundance of wildlife and is a popular fishing spot as it is annually stocked with Tarawera sourced trout. Boating, kayaking and swimming is also popular however watch for periodic algal blooms and more recently “duck or swimmer’s itch” (caused by a snail-borne parasite) as these are health hazards – take note of water quality warning signs.

Alongside the lake is Tutira Country Park, owned by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, which has an erosion control, sustainable land management programme in place. The park offers picnicking and short-term camping space and there are 5 walking tracks which, at the higher points, provide splendid views across the lake and hill country to the Kaweka Range. The Tutira campsite is a conservation campsite managed by the Department of Conservation and you will find it on the southern end of the lake..