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Worth the hike

Around a 2hour drive from Invercargill! This hike is not for those who aren’t willing to get muddy... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
greirc
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Peaceful

This lake is so peaceful. It's so nice to see a lake that doesn't have a town to go with it. We did... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Alisa B
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 Feb 2018
“Worth the hike”
18 Jul 2017
“Peaceful”
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Around a 2hour drive from Invercargill! This hike is not for those who aren’t willing to get muddy and potentially get on all fours. The hike takes you briefly along the lake side then straight up! It is a very steep climb that took my...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This lake is so peaceful. It's so nice to see a lake that doesn't have a town to go with it. We did a bush walk and it so nice. There is a road to the lake even though google lead me to believe other...More

1  Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my young nephew, it's quite a drive from the main road with most of it being on a gravel road, but it is a good road, the drive through the bush is just lovely and then you get to the lake which...More

1  Thank MollyNZ43
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The lake is awesome. Stayed at the DOC campground just down the road which was cool. Just beware of the sand flies. So many.

1  Thank Rikt87
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Great spot big sandflys awesome place away from the rush of life Water cold and clear Trickey fish big winds come up the lake in afternoon Recommend spot for bit of walking and great scenery

Thank debbie r
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Stunning views of mountain and lake. Active bird life. Good walking along the shore-line of this the deepest lake in New Zealand. Good boat launching, but watch out for the northerly wind that can sweep down the Lake. Resident sand-flies can make life a bit...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We prebooked a jet boat ride with "Wairaurahiri Je"t as there is nothing other than a car park, a small loo and a jetty at the lakeside itself. Their phone was 0800 376 174, and website www.wjet.co.nz. It is not the easiest place to find...More

1  Thank 224DavidR224
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

There is a free doc camping site named thicket burn a few kilometers before arriving at the lake. The lake and surroundings are nice, but not the best in fiordland. When taking a 2,5 hours reurn walk to oblong hill the view is really great....More

Thank Chris v
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Lake, which at around 460m is apparently New Zealand’s deepest, is located off the Southern Scenic Route north of Tuatapere. Access is signposted via the Lillburn Valley Road which stretches for 36km from the Southern Scenic Route and 20km of this is on unsealed...More

1  Thank Rantinrover
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