Pushing its way into the southern end of Lake Taupo, the Tongariro River is continually depositing alluvial material to create a wonderland of wet and swampy areas. These areas are utilised by at least 48 species of birds and a wide variety of plants such as kānuka, mānuka, kōwhai, kōhūhū and lancewood. Further from the river, the area is less well drained with predominantly flax/harakeke, toetoe, raupō, oioi, rushes and sedges.
Located at the southern end of Lake Taupo.
From Turangi turn off State Highway 1 at the southern end of Lake Taupo.
Bird and wildlife watching
Kayaking and canoeing
Tokaanu Bay and the Tongariro River delta is a wonderful area for kayaking, boating, fishing and bird watching.