LAKE WAINAMU LOOP
Date Completed: 29 December 2015
Time: 03h 05m (inc. lunch and swim break)
Family Friendly: Yes
Dog Access: No
Alt (min/max): -2m/108m
Parking: Lake Wainamu Carpark (224 Bethels Rd)
Lake Wainamu is the prefect place to take the family for the day. Just keep in mind you're walking through black sand which will get scorching hot and burn the soles of your feet off if you dont have closed shoes during the summer months. Even then your shoes will fill with sand and weigh 2 kg's each by the time you get to the lake. It's a tiring walk for the young ones across the sand towards the lake but they'll think it's worth it once they are there. If you're thinking about doing the walk around the lake you'll be greeted by an amazing waterhole about half- to three-quarters of the way around if you go anti-clockwise. The walk around is about 90minutes and is fairly flat so nice and easy for the whole family. Make a stop at the watering hole and maybe even venture up alongside the waterfall to see a few more smaller falls and water holes. There is no reception out here either, so if you're meeting people beforehand keep in mind you wont be able to call them when you arrive.