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Appendix 3: Recreation

Table 3: Potential water bodies of national importance for recreation

Region Water body

Northland region

Kai Iwi Lakes

Kaimaumau Block

Auckland region

Lake Pupuke

Mangaparo/Clarkes wetland

Mangatawhiri wetland

Waikato region

Mokau

Tauranga Taupo River

Tongariro River

Waikato River (includes Huka Falls)

Lake Taupo

Lake Karapiro

Bay of Plenty region

Ngongotaha Stream

Wairoa River and Tributaries

Lake Tarawera

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoma

Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)

Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake) [No water activity allowed.]

Motu River (includes gorge)

Hororata River

Hawke's Bay region

Pekapeka wetland

Mohaka

Lake Waikaremoana

Ngaruroro River

Tukituki/Ruataniwha Plains

Tukituki River

Ahuriri Esturary/Westshore Lagoons

Manawatu-Whanganui region

Dune Lakes

Whanganui River

Rangitikei River

Manawatu River

Lake Aniwhenua

Otaki River

Manganuioteau River

Taranaki region

Aniwhenua Lake

Wellington region

Kohangatera and Kohangapiripiri lakes and wetlands

Hutt River

Marlborough region

Vernon Lagoons

Wairau

Tasman region

Aorere

Motueka

Nelson Lakes (Lakes Rotoroa and Rotoiti)

West Coast region

Wanganui River

Ahaura River

Buller River

Karamea

Cascade

Turnbull/Okura/Hapuku Lagoon

Waiatoto

Arawhata

Haast-Landsborough

Paringa

Awarua River and Waiuna Lagoon Big Bay

Birchfield wetland

Hermitage wetland

Hokitika

Lake Okarito

Lake Brunner

Perth River

Owowaiti Wetlands

Tawharekiri Lakes Complex Waiata River mouth and Pakihi

Saltwater Lagoon

Mikohinui River

Moeraki River

Grey River

Canterbury region

George Lake and Henderson extension

Lake Ellesmere and wetlands

Rakaia and tributaries

Rangitata River and headwaters

Lake Benmore

Lake Coleridge

Ashley River

Opihi River

Waimakariri River

Hurunui River

Waiau

Avon River

Ahuriri River

Clarence River

Lake Tekapo

Waitaki River (includes Lower Waitaki)

Wolds wetland

Lake Aviemore

Hikarangi wetland

Aparima River

Oreti River

Pourakino River

Otago region

Taieri River (includes Lower Taieri)

Lake Wanaka

Clutha River

Lake Wakatipu

Kawerau River

Lake Hawea

Lake Dunstan

Blue Skin Bay

Southland region

Lake Manapouri

Lake Te Anau

Hollyford River

Mataura River

Waituna Creek, and wetlands

Titiroa River