Every March the peaceful atmosphere of this alpine lake is shattered by the noise of high performance motors: the Lake Rotoiti powerboat championships. From a distance the sight is amazing. the giant rooster tails thrown up by the big guys dwarf the support boats:
Up close, they look even more impressive:
Although the ride can get a bit wobbly:
and sometimes there did not appear to be all that much room at the mark:
Even the older boats were dancing:
You can find out more about this event here.