The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
Arrangements can be made with the Natives of Tauranganui, at the head of the lake, for conveyance by canoe to the extreme end. The average charge is five shillings per diem for the use of the canoe, and this includes porterage from the lower end of the lake to the settlement of Waitangi on lake Tarawera. Lake Okatina is surrounded by noble hills, and projecting headlands mantled with thick forests. The lake can be crossed in a couple of hours, and a landing may be effected in a small inlet, from which the road to Waitangi leads.