Lake Ngā Roto is a 10 minute drive from Te Awamutu or Pirongia. The lake has great cultural and conservation significance. In the past there was a second lake alongside Lake Ngā Roto. The wetlands and the forests that once grew around them provided homes to the tūpuna (Māori ancestors), as well as many native species. Journey with us around the lakeshore and view the site of the Battle of Hingakākā – which involved numerous warriors drawn from many tribes across the North Island.
10 meneti te taraiwa ki Ngā Roto i Te Awamutu, i Pirongia rānei. He nui te mana tuku iho, ā-taiao hoki o te roto. I ngā wā o mua, tērā anō te roto tuarua i te taha tonu o Ngā Roto. I whai kāinga ngā tūpuna i ngā repo, me ngā ngahere i tupu rā i reira i tōna wā, ka whai nohoanga hoki ngā momo kīrehe māori. Haere mai kia huri i te taharoto ki te mātakitaki i te marae o te riri o Hingakākā, i pakanga ai ngā toa e whia kē nei nō ngā maha puta noa i Te Ika a Māui.