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Lake Taharoa
Location Northland Region, North Island
Type Dune Lake
Catchment area 441.7 ha (1,091 acres)
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 197.7 ha (489 acres)
Average depth 16.42 m (53.9 ft)
Max. depth 31.81 m (104.4 ft)
Residence time 11.247 years

Lake Taharoa is located in the Northland Region of New Zealand near Ripiro Beach. There is also a lake of the same name in the Waikato region.

Lake Taharoa is a freshwater dune lake, part of the Kai Iwi lakes group. Lake Taharoa is one of the largest and deepest dune lakes in New Zealand, it also has some of the deepest recorded submerged vegetation (to a depth of 24 metres) of any North Island lake.

Lake Taharoa is a popular recreation area. It is used for boating, swimming, camping and there is a walking track around the perimeter of the lake.


In Māori, taharoa means "long coast" (taha = coast, roa = long).

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