|Te Kopia Road|
|Te Kopia Scenic Reserve|
|Tikiroa O Paeroa thermal area|
We drove onto Rotota where they have an onsite caravan which overlooks Lake Ohakuri. Before lunch we had a nice walk around the area, stopping for a sit in the hot tub which is fed by natural thermal water from Lake Ohakuri. From the hot tub you have a fantastic view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Timed it nicely as was back having lunch when a thunder storm came over. We left around 4.30pm when the air was starting to get chilly and had a great drive home as the steam was quite prominent pouring out from the Range, and driving through the gorges with low cloud created an erie atmosphere.