Patea Dam, Hurleyville

#38 of 43 in Parks in Taranaki Region
The Patea Dam is a high compacted earth fill–type hydroelectric dam in New Zealand, constructed between 1979 and 1984.

The dam is 82 metres (269 ft) tall, the fourth highest in New Zealand. It was the first dam constructed using tertiary sandstone and siltstone as fill materials. The dam impounds Lake Rotorangi, which is the longest man-made lake in New Zealand (46 kilometres (29 mi)).
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  • We absolutely love spending time here, nothing like being immersed in the idyllic scenery as is here. Just beautiful. Quiet, relaxing, no cell coverage, every turn on the river is more beautiful than....  more »
  • After you reach the gravel road it is another 11km to the dam and camp area. The road is rough and is a slow trip but is worth the experience. The camp area has toilets and showers and for this...  more »
  • Legend of a place....absolutely beautiful great place for boats and jet skis...epic jump of place 2
  • Beautiful isolated location to relax and enjoy in the summer, large lake with a few different jump off spots, totally recommend if you have a boat and do alot of wakeboarding

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