Story: Nelson places

Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti

Mist hovers over Lake Rotoiti, in Nelson Lakes National Park. In summer the lake’s surface can have a thin layer of warmer water, up to 20ºC, but deeper down the temperature hovers around 7ºC, winter and summer. Rotoiti means ‘little lake’.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Nelson lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015