Lake Mahinapua

Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika: Address, Lake Mahinapua Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Mahinapua
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zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand48,532 contributions
Nov 2021
This beautiful lake is best visited on a wetland cruise up the Mahinapua River, or via the West Coast Wilderness Trail, but there is a picnic spot for those in a car.
Written 13 November 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,266 contributions
Apr 2021
Pretty lake with nice views around the shore. There's an old boat stored in a shed - pretty much ruined but gives an idea of the steam boats that travelled the lake at one stage. Generally the area is well maintained and worth a visit
Written 24 April 2021
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famadven
Wellington, New Zealand293 contributions
Apr 2021
We were trying to find a picnic spot with cover as it was raining. There were a few campers around but everyone was friendly. Did a wee bit of a walk but would have liked to do more. Beautiful scenery
Written 4 April 2021
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
Aug 2019
You can get a good view of Lake Mahinapau from the tree tops walk. You can get the best views from the tower but can also get good views of this from the cantilever section of the tree top walk. Grab a photo of it as its very nice scenery.
Written 6 October 2019
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Alex Eason
Christchurch, New Zealand41 contributions
Sep 2019
Interesting area and facility where one can walk safely among the tree tops and see what goes on up there. Great view over the lake and up to the mountains
Written 25 September 2019
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Gary J
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The Tree Top walk was very interesting as you get to overlook the enormous trees. There is also some good wildlife about. A great place for photography.
Written 13 September 2019
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Thomas Corin
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The Treetop Walk was awesome. I really enjoyed the view. It was cool how they had information about the wildlife and plants, also the history was interesting. I really recommend this place.
Written 25 June 2019
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Debbie D
Christchurch, New Zealand78 contributions
Mar 2019 • Business
This is a truly magical place - a quick drive about 10kms south of Hokitika. I always visit here if I am working in Hokitika and have some time to spare. The drive in and out (separate driveways) to the Lake are through beautiful dense native bush which opens out to a sheltered grassed area by the lake. The birdlife is great - fantails will often swoop down to catch the insects we humans disturb. A tranquil and beautiful spot.
I can't believe that camping is allowed in this lovely spot. There is a toilet block. No cell phone reception.
Written 13 April 2019
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DaleBbB
Perth, Australia720 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
You can't see the lake from the road but follow the sign for Lake Mahinapua and you'll get a nice surprise. Lots of free parking and camping spots if you want to stay the night. Stunning views all the way to the mountains. Go for a swim or take your canoe or just enjoy the views.
Written 11 March 2019
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CFD20
Blenheim, New Zealand246 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Entry off the Main Road through a one way loop road surrounded by high forest of native trees. Good parking and campsite at lake and excellent toilets. Old mining area.
Written 3 March 2019
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