Lake Ngaroto is a peat lake surrounded by rolling pasture land and has a surface area of 108 ha, making it the largest of the Waipa District peat lakes. It is acknowledged internationally as one of the best peak lakes in the world. It is home to a range of waterloving plants and animal and is one of the best places in the Waikato to experience natural wetland. A 90 minute walk around the lake includes regular signs with information and illustrations about the local ecology. The walk is flat, wellmaintained and relatively easy for ablebodied people. The walk is open all year although parts may be wet in winter.