Lake Coleridge
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Karen L
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Knowing that Harper Campsite and ac ess Lake Coleridge at Harper is CLOSED. Would have been helpful to know this before following the unsealed road. Stunning back country scenery but no place to camp or park up a self contained campervan.
Trustpower and Selwyn Council need to warn people of this. A notice on the information board at the end of the tarseal would have made safety sense!
Written 19 January 2023
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HIstvan
Paty, Hungary49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I was looking for day trip with a view from Christchurch and found Lake Coleridge with Peak Hill. It was about a 90-minute drive on the lovely countryside.
To reach the trail you need to leave the paved road and drive on a dirt road for a while, but it is very well maintained, so you don't need a 4WD.
The trail starts steep, but it gets easier at the top. When I read the overview of the trail on the official site, I found this trail was extremely exposed. So, you better take this seriously. When I started my hike, it was windy, but it was ok. As I reached to the ridge, I could hardly take my next steps because of the wind. Luckily I had a windproof jacket with a hood with me, otherwise I could get very likely otitis.
But the view is worth the effort. The view is stunning during the whole hike and from the top you got 360 view of the whole area, the lake, the surrounding mountains. It is beautiful.
To climb to the top took about 1.5 hours in a relaxed walk and about and 1 hour to walk down.
Written 6 June 2019
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britaussie1
Sydney, Australia92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
After heading up the winding track....and after a campervan had to turn back due to tight corners and a gravel track. We arrived at the Lake.

Peaceful with mountains all around. The storm rolling in over them certainly made it Lord of the Rings worthy.

Toilet available but not much else....other than calm and quiet.
Written 19 April 2019
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Julia B
171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We did the Peak Hill Track leading up to 1240m and offering scenic 360° views on Lake Coleridge and the surrounding mountainscape. The track to the summit takes about 2hrs and is pretty steep, slippery and challanging - but surely rewarding. Best done in good weather conditions. Only few tourists there in mid-december.
Written 15 December 2018
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clivejeanettew
Auckland Central, New Zealand25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Some of the most beautiful country you could ever wish to see. Stopping along the way to pat the horses on the road side to then going to the lake itself, just pure majic
Written 17 January 2017
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Lake Coleridge is accessible from either Methven or Darfield, along Hwy 77 and then Coleridge Road. This large lake with a surface area of 47 km², was formed by glacial gouging 20,000 years ago. Today, it is still an impressive site; a little rough around the edges, but placid with ne’er a ripple. A little out of the way, although we did see some people hiking, a boat in the distance, possible fishing and a young couple with their tent and bicycles meters from the water’s edge..
Written 9 December 2016
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