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A lovely lake, a bit out of the way.

We made a detour and visited the lake on our way to Te Anau, and despite the road being OK, it was... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Better than expected

Bring dimp/sand fly repellent, a camera, and some food and water. A bit of a drive off the main... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 Aug 2017
“Better than expected”
28 Apr 2017
“A lovely lake, a bit out of the way.”
Lake Manowai Road | near Clifden, Tuatapere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Bring dimp/sand fly repellent, a camera, and some food and water. A bit of a drive off the main road, but you cannot deny the beauty of Lake Monowai. The lake is popular with local fishing and boating enthusiasts, and one can really see why....More

Thank LarissaMariexo
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We made a detour and visited the lake on our way to Te Anau, and despite the road being OK, it was a rather long drive. The lake itself was very serene, with almost no visitors at all. The water was a strange hue of...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Not quite the furtherest West you can go. But it is the easiest of access. There is a camping space at the end of the road. But there is no facilities, shops or fuel stations within 60km's. It is a good example of a remote...More

Thank oldcobbler71
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Tranquil, serene and remote best describes this gem. Great if you have a boat for lake fishing and camping. Wonderful for adventure campers and hikers. The southern beach trees have formed a soft carpet with years of fallen leaves on the bush floor. There are...More

Thank trishsoto
Reviewed 19 May 2016

longish unsealed drive to lake and hydroelectric scheme. A pretty spot for lunch or a leg stretch, but unless you plan to hike, fish or similar probably not worth the time to drive there and back.

Thank Shazster
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This Lake which is the site of one of the earliest hydro electric schemes in New Zealand, is located about 25 km north of Clifden on the Southern Scenic Route and signposted at the turnoff for Lake Monowai Road. This road is approximately 14km long...More

Thank Rantinrover
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