Lake Moananui Reserve Management Plan
Lake Moananui is one of the South Waikato's largest multi-purpose reserves and a key recreational facility in the District. The reserve is approximately 27 hectares of rolling grassland, with an artificial lake fed by the Matarawa Stream, behind a dam of compacted ignimbrite.
Lake Moananui is popular with local residents due to its walking track, exercise equipment, dog exercise area, playground, park benches, BBQ stations, public toilets and gardenesque' character with ornamental flower beds, exotic specimen trees and a natural wetland area.
The main body of the lake runs 700m north-south over the bed of the original stream. The total area of the lake is approximately five hectares. There are two carparks, one roadside in Arawa Crescent and one off Maraetai Road.
The upper catchment of the Matarawa Stream is approximately 5,000 hectares and drains an extensive area of pastoral farmland to the south and south-east of Tokoroa.
Lake Moananui Reserve Management Plan here (626kb PDF)