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Lovely restful lake

Close to the main highway south of Hokitika is the access into the lake. The access road is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill H
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Beautiful lake one car in the car park when we pulled up beautiful place with the reflection in the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Mark D
Melbourne, Australia
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Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the main highway south of Hokitika is the access into the lake. The access road is very pretty like a glade of native plants. There is plenty of free parking, toilets, picnic tables, camping area and paths accessing the lake. We saw a...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake one car in the car park when we pulled up beautiful place with the reflection in the water. Very popular in summer nice place to camp for the night or a few days and enjoy the beautiful area.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A large lake, flanked by flax and native forest, with many easy tracks around, lovely view and aspect

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Took the time to visit the Lake and so glad we did. It was beautiful with lovely easy walking tracks perfect after sitting in the car all day and needing to stretch the legs. Great lake, pretty trails, peaceful and great facilities. Bit overcast on...More

Thank Leeanne W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This tranquil mirror-like lake reflects the sky and beech forest. There are places to camp or park the camper van. There is a very good walkway beside the lake through an ancient beech forest that is flat and can be cycled. Catch glimpses of the...More

Thank SL_NZ1
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Beautiful reflections to photograph or just walk around absorbing the beauty. Take a picnic, stop for a while.

Thank Molzmum
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We called into this peaceful spot on our way to Franz Joseph and there in front of the main car park was a white heron -kotuku. Legend has it that outside of the nesting area further down the coast, these are rare birds to see....More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A bit boring to visit unless planning to stay and bring stuff w you for the lake activities. It had rained the night before and was flooding a bit over there.

Thank 1020bluestem
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stopped here on 29th November. Got woken at midnight by young hoons from Hokitika doing wheelies in their car close to our tents. one of them jumped out and jumped on the tent of our young guests from Latvia. The tent was trashed, One...More

Thank lorrainel805
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I stopped here on a road trip down the west coast. there was a small bush walk, not the greatest. its a nice lake if you are stopping for a picnic etc but if you only have limited time on your trip I wouldn't say...More

Thank Victoria G
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