Story: Nelson places

Lake Rotoroa

Lake Rotoroa

Rotoroa, which means ‘long lake’, is the larger of the two main lakes in Nelson Lakes National Park. It is the source of the Gowan River, which flows into the Buller River, whose source is Lake Rotoiti.

Using this item

Private collection
Photograph by Jock Phillips

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Nelson lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015