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Unusual lake

This lake is very unusual and if going there hopefully your camera takes great reflection shots... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Rotorua District, New Zealand

Walking through the bizarre stones to the only salt lake in NZ is fascinating and the views of the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Margaret P
Sydney, Australia
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5 Mar 2018
“Hidden Jewel”
15 Apr 2017
“Unusual lake”
289 Kidds Road, Middlemarch 9597, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I found Sutton Salt Lake as a friend was travelling to Middlemarch and I checked the area for other things to do. This walk and lake was an amazing experience. Walking through rather barren land you climb up higher and at one point I thought...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This lake is very unusual and if going there hopefully your camera takes great reflection shots. The landscape rocks are something out of a movie,miso is the cracked shore of the lake

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Walking through the bizarre stones to the only salt lake in NZ is fascinating and the views of the valley and basin are beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We loved this outing to the Salt lake. The kids had great fun climbing the amazing rock formations and scouting out rabbit holes. Easy stroll to the lake and to complete the loop track. Lake was dry when we visited so we were able to...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank sari72014
Reviewed 16 November 2016

When you finish or before you start the rail trail, visiting the salt lake is well worth a visit. Remarkable scenery. But be prepared to get wet feet or where waterproof shoes / boots as it can be wet along some parts of the loop...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Scott P
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We finished the rail trail and had time to kill before catching the train to Dunedin. So we decided to bike out to the lake, it was about 14km bike ride to the car park (mostly flat), when we got there it said 1hr return...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Alex R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Absolutely fascinating to see this area, who would have thought a salt lake in the middle of nowhere. Stunning rock features, amazing

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank hpee2014
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the lake on a warm, calm spring day with excellent views of the Rock and Pillar range, and enough water for stunning reflections. The track is an easy loop with a slight rise and plenty of surreal stone- and sky-scapes to photograph. We...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Coastfans
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Walk amongst the valley's incredible rock formations and then be surprised if the lake has water or dried to flakes. Needs more information boards as you pass though native vegetation.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Priscilla P
Reviewed 18 May 2016

we had a couple of hours spare before our train tirp to Dunedin so decided to visit salt lake. The boys weren't that impressed by it but my firend and I thought it worth while.

Date of experience: May 2016
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