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Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day


Tue 26 Jan 2016, 10:30am–3:30pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Kim Jones

The Kai iwi lakes are often described by experts as the crown jewels of dune lakes – world class and right on our doorstep!

A free community open day on Tuesday 26 January offers a chance to participate in some of the different things that the Kai Iwi Lakes have to offer including the opportunity to see first-hand some of the life that makes them so special and unique.

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 Whitebait Connection will offer people the chance to go on a guided snorkel trail in Lake Waikare. 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 display and fun games, so there really is something for everyone. The Kaipara District Council will also be there with information on the draft management plan and available to answer any questions people have.

Activities will be run at Lake Waikare continuously from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

Admission is free and there are great spot prizes for participating in the activities.

The Kai Iwi Lakes are 35km north of Dargaville and 10km from State Highway 12.

The event is being organised for the third consecutive year by the Mountains and Sea Conservation Trust in conjunction with the Northland Regional Council, Kaipara District Council, the Department of Conservation, and the Taharoa Domain Governance Committee.

The Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day (KILOD) event is open and free to everyone. “It’s all about helping people to experience these awesome lakes, both above and below the water in a low impact, fun way” says event organiser, Kim Jones.

In the event of bad weather the event will be postponed to Thursday 28 January.