Rotomahana is a very attractive
lake surrounded by bush and overlooked by the towering Mount
Tarawera. Prior to the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886 this
lake was famous for being the location of the two silica formations
known as the Pink and White Terraces. Even today there is a
lot of thermal activity to be seen around this lake. It is the
remoteness and high scenic qualities as well as the excellent
fishing that make this lake so attractive to the angler today.
Fish numbers and size
There are good numbers of rainbow
trout averaging around 1.5 kg.
Lake Rotomahana it is necessary to get a Fletcher Challenge
Forest permit (obtainable from Fletcher Challenge Forests
Information Centre in Long Mile Drive, Rotorua). Access is
via well signposted gravel roads through a pine forest that
leads from the Waimungu Valley Loop Road. Although there is
no boat ramp, boats can be launched from the hard lake bed
surface at the end of this road.