Lake Taharoa facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Taharoa
|Location||Northland Region, North Island|
|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 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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