Travelers are voting Aotea Lagoon as the best lake near Wellington. There are 1 lake near New Plymouth a city just 157 km from Wellington and 3 lakes near North Island Volcanic Plateau which is 163 km distant. The most popular of these are Lake Dive near New Plymouth and Lake Rotoaira in North Island Volcanic Plateau. You can find 1 lake in Wellington Region and 35 lakes in the country of New Zealand. Our members favorite in Wellington Region is Aotea Lagoon and Blue Lake is the top pick in New Zealand. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Wellington.