A lot of anglers experienced trouble with the fish in Lake Waikare. Not surprisingly Kai Iwi is known as a float tubers’ paradise. In all over 80 anglers landed 150 fish. Hotels near The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, Hotels near Dargaville Rail & River Tours. ), busting my light leader. Gorgeous lake, with all shades of blue, warm with a sandy beach. Beaches in Dargaville; Forests in Dargaville; Geologic Formations in Dargaville; Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dargaville; Hiking Trails in Dargaville; Bodies of Water in Dargaville We biked around the lake which was great too. Normal Maritime Rules apply on all waterways - under those rules boats are restricted to a speed of no more than 5 knots within 200 metres of the shore. It was a great spot for camping with good facilities, beautiful water and the pontoon to swim out to. The fishing contest this year was slightly down on attendance (a wild storm on the day before may not have helped) but the fishing results were very good. Kai Iwi Sand Lake, Dargaville: See 168 reviews, articles, and 78 photos of Kai Iwi Sand Lake, ranked No.3 on Tripadvisor among 18 attractions in Dargaville. We travel often and been to many countries and this view was something that we recommend for people to visit. These were big fish. From Dargaville, head north on SH12 for 23.6 km. Hotels near The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, Hotels near Dargaville Rail & River Tours. Next year’s contest should therefore be a ripper. Especially so during the contest. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Sitting tight on a good location is therefore imperative. They were formed by the accumulation of rainwater in depressions of sand. WELCOME TO KAI IWI LAKES RESORT Kai Iwi Lakes Resort is the perfect holiday accommodation for all kinds of travellers in Dargaville. The Kai Iwi Lakes are less than two miles from the Tasman Sea, and there is a trail through the domain and across private farmland to the coast. Located north of Dargaville, the Kai Iwi Lakes are basin-type dune lakes created during the Pleistocene Epoch, which began more than 1.8 million years ago. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Not ideal and the quiet time should be much earlier. This raises the prospect of there being some seriously large trout in Waikare in years to come (who says trout don’t like mosquito fish!). Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. nice food that is reasonably priced. With its summit 460m above sea level, but only 700m from... Trounson National Park. Also, I was told that the fly fishers would take the larger fish, and this also proved true, but again, it was a close-run thing on Lake Waikare. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. No shower facilities. But once you’ve been to Kai Iwi and fished a glassy iridescent beach corner with bull rushes framing pine tree reflections and trout swirling in early morning light, you’ll understand why so much has been written about these lakes — and why they continue to attract trout anglers from Auckland to the Far North year after year. Neither would the kids: the tribe had managed to adhere themselves to their car seats before I left; Mum remained at home. Naturally enough, Lake Waikere became a popular destination. The last one was a big two kilo Lake Waikare fish that I held hard (too much swoffing! Great picnic spot, warm water. The scenery was nice enough, but we've seen similar stuff on the way here. The shop sells bread and milk and has. A good reason for returning recently was the annual Kai Iwi lakes trout fishing contest. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.