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All reviews lake kaniere hiking trails doc campsite great spot for a picnic clear water lovely scenery camping ground gravel road scenic reserve lookout point forest walk follow the signs native bush pleasant drive worth a stop sunny day insect repellent
Bring your best mosquito repelllent, but you are getting closer to both the edge of the wilderness, and the Southern Alps. Gives Kaniere a feeling of wilder energy just busting to get loose. The lake in the morning is beautiful.
Lake Kaniere was a 40min return drive from Hokitika - quite a detour. But other than a simple swing and some ducks, there was nothing much to see. The lake simply lacks charm. The waters were too dull and greyish. On hindsight, the time might...More
We drove the road around Lake Kaniere. The road is gravel in parts but good quality. There are a number of areas to pull off the road to enjoy the views. Some areas have picnic tables and toilets. It was drizzly rain during our visit...More
This scenic reserve is worth a visit when you are in Hokitika. Not too far from town. It is a lovely site to visit with some good short walks. We also had a picnic at one of the picnis spots along the lake.
Biking and camping through this scenic reserve was a delight. There's plenty of places to fish and camp and swim, or kayak, canoe too. There's little beach near Hans Bay with some houses and lodges and a DOC campsite with toilet and water.
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Just for your information, when we visited Lake Kaniere in early March the road was closed between the Kaniere settlement and Kokatahi because of damage to bridges. This makes it impossible as a loop drive. However it is... More
Just for your information, when we visited Lake Kaniere in early March the road was closed between the Kaniere settlement and Kokatahi because of damage to bridges. This makes it impossible as a loop drive. However it is still worthwhile to go there directly from Kaniere (for the lake walks) or via Kokatahi for Dorothy Falls - ie. in combination with the Hokitika Gorge Drive.