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Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day


Sun 1 Feb 2015, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Kai Iwi Lakes Campground Tahaora Domain, Kai Iwi Lakes Rd, Waipoua, Kaipara

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Kim Jones

A community open day on Sunday 1 February will give people a chance to appreciate what the Kai Iwi Lakes have to offer. The event is being organised by the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust in conjunction with the Northland Regional Council, Kaipara District Council, the Department of Conservation, Te Roroa and the Taharoa Domain Governance Committee.

The event is open and free to everyone. “It’s all about getting people engaged and interested in the lakes and teaching them how we can keep them clean.” says event organiser Kim Jones

A number of user groups will open their activities to anyone who wants to try them so that the lakes can be explored both above and below the water. The Kai Iwi Lakes Water Ski Club will help people wanting to learn water skiing, while the Whitebait Connection will offer people the chance to go on a guided snorkel trail in Lake Taharoa, the biggest of the Kai Iwi Lakes. Hikuwai O Kaipara Waka Ama Club will be offering waka ama experiences and Sport Northland will be a offering Water Jogging activity. There’ll also be guided walks, a dune lakes movie screening, fun games and an in water experience aimed at preschoolers – so there really is something for everyone.

Activities will be run at Lake Taharoa (Promenade Point) continuously from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free and there is a major prize of a tablet from Noel Leeming and lots of other great spot prizes too. The Kai Iwi Lakes are 35km north of Dargaville and 10km from State Highway 12.

“The range of different free activities on offer creates a real buzz” - 2014 event participant.