Lake Rotoroa (Waikato)

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Lake Rotoroa
Lake Rotoroa Hamilton Lake (175002898).jpg
Location Hamilton, Waikato, North Island
Coordinates 37°47′56″S 175°16′26″E / 37.799°S 175.274°E / -37.799; 175.274Coordinates: 37°47′56″S 175°16′26″E / 37.799°S 175.274°E / -37.799; 175.274
Type eutrophic
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 54 ha
Average depth 2.4 m
Max. depth 6 m
Water volume 1.3 km³
Residence time approx. 2 years

Lake Rotoroa (or Hamilton Lake Domain) is a lake in Hamilton, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand. It has a surface area of about 54 hectares[1] and an average depth of 2.4 metres.[2] It is the home of the Hamilton Yacht Club, which holds regular sailing in the summer.[3]

Near the cafe, a shelter covers the old locomotive, F230, donated in 1957.


Lake Rotoroa is a venue for many sports.

At Innes Common, a park on the east side of the lake, is the Waikato Hockey Association Sports Ground.

Innes Common also provides the best access to the lake for watersports. Small sailing boats and canoes are frequently seen on the lake. The lake is too small for rowing skiffs because as soon as they get up to top speed they have to stop. The lake is better suited to slower boats that can turn easily.

The 3.8 km scenic path around the lake makes it a suitable venue for walking and running. The Hamilton Road Runners Club is based at the Hamilton Yacht Club, and a running event is held by the Hamilton Road Runners Club at the lake each year.[4] There are water fountains at the playground at the north west side of the lake and also at Innes Common.

There are also short bush walks and a small golf green on the west side of the lake.


  1. ^ "EW Lake Rotoroa". Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Lake Rotoroa". Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton Yacht Club". Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Hamilton Lake Fun Run & Walk". Retrieved 2009-04-04. 

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