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Lake Rerewhakaaitu
Lake Rerewhakaaitu.jpg
View of the lake from Mount Tarawera
Location North Island
Basin countries New Zealand
Max. length 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Max. width 3.7 km (2.3 mi)
Surface area 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Average depth 6 m (20 ft)
Max. depth 18 m (59 ft)
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Surface elevation 438 m (1,437 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Rerewhakaaitu is a small, shallow lake in northern New Zealand, located 30 kilometres to the east of Rotorua. It is immediately south of the active volcano Mount Tarawera, and the geography was substantially altered by a major eruption in 1886. Often the scene of Dog shows, like those from Rotorua, Agility during Easter, and the rather tedious obedience show in January.


Lake Rerewhakaaitu School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 8 students, with a roll of 93 as of July 2016.

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