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Gorgeous spot

Stopped on our cycle trip. Even had a swim. Water is so warm. Make the stop at Picnic Point it is... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
Excellent camping spot

DOC camping site beside the lake, listen to the birdsong and the sea as you take the easy walk by... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Hokitika, New Zealand
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“white heron”(3 reviews)
“camping area”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Stopped on our cycle trip. Even had a swim. Water is so warm. Make the stop at Picnic Point it is worth it and saw White Herons there too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ams255118
Reviewed 29 October 2018

DOC camping site beside the lake, listen to the birdsong and the sea as you take the easy walk by the lake, interesting history here as this was a thoroughfare for travel between Ross and Hokitika along the waterway.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phil_9942018
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We drove past this but turned back and I am so glad we did. We made a short drive through native bush to the lake with the mountains in the background, stunning scenery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christine0079
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 587markd
Reviewed 17 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TinaM764
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