Rotopokaka (Coca Cola) Lake
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After a big day at Matai Bay or Tokerau beach , it is great to wash off the salt in the cool fresh water lake behind Tokerau. The water is coca cola coloured, and gives you an instant tan. Nice private ish picnic area here too. A hidden gem!
This is easy to find turnoff is on Ramp Road, a very popular spot for the locals and great experience swimming in the lake, the water makes your skin feel absolutely fabulous.
If you crave a little fresh water to swim in, check this place out. True to it's name, the colour is very similar to coca cola due to peat. You can access via the beach or take a short drive down Ramp Road.
The peat and tannins in the water of this lake give it a distinct 'Coca Cola' colour. The surrounding catchment is manuka scrub, with pohutukawa, cabbage tree and flax along the eastern margin. The lake has no inflows or outflows. Access is off Ramp Road, with well-formed tracks to the western and…