Lake Rotokare is, as far as I am aware, missed by most visitors to New Zealand and, probably, by many visitors to Taranaki Now part of a scenic reserve with a pest-exclusion fence around it, Lake Rotokare is home to several species of native flora (including Rimu and Rata) and fauna (NZ Pigeon / Kereru and the Black Shag).
Lake Rotokare is an enjoyable drive 12km east of Eltham off State Highway 3 - the drive alone is worth it, the Lake is a crowning jewel!
Taranaki - Street scene at Taranaki Pioneer Village - Street scene at the Taranaki Pioneer Village outside Stratford
Stratford - Taranaki Pioneer Village - Travelogue from a visit to Pioneer Village near Stratford, Taranaki
Stratford Glockenspiel - The Stratford Glockenspeil in Taranaki
Taranaki - Stratford Glockenspiel - Brief information on the Stratford Glockenspiel in Taranaki
Mt Egmont and King Edward Park - Mt Egmont seen from the King Edward Park playing fields in Stratford
New Zealand - places not to miss - Recommended places to visit in and around New Zealand
Stratford - view of Mt Egmont / Taranaki - View of Mt Egmont / Taranaki from Stratford on State Highway 3
Mt Taranaki - Dawson Falls to Stratford - Video of the drive from Dawson Falls in Egmont National Park to Stratford, Taranaki
Stratford Saleyard and Lake Managamahoe - New Zealand travelogue for November 2007, covering Taranaki on the North Island and a trip around South Island
Walk around Stratford - New Zealand travelogue for November 2007, covering Taranaki on the North Island and a trip around South Island
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook