Ruatuna Lake Planting

Close to Ohaupo, Lake Ruatuna is a small lake, set up in the 1970s to provide students with an outdoor camping facility close to Hamilton. It offers excellent camping facilities with BBQ and picnic area, canoes and a large room for indoor activities. Pūniu River Care were glad to be involved in some of the planting projects that arose from there to enhance the lake to its former glory.


  • To scope out other regional work
  • To help campaign effective public awareness
  • To create a meaningful collaboration with farmers and and other government organisations


  • Collaborate with other organisations involved with manaaki tuna and wetland projects.
  • Connect people to nature and establish designated recreation and tourism areas

Funded by:

  • Department of Conservation