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Lake Wairarapa

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Featherston, New Zealand
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good37%
  • Average35%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
4 Feb 2017
“Nothing there - no park or picnic benches etc”
2 Feb 2017
“Great place to visit, plenty to see and do.”
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Featherston, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We drove out with our young ones, thinking there would be a place with picnic spots a jetty and a park or something, but there isn't. Just worth a trip for a quiet, scenic drive.

Thank KiwisonaJourney
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I am a photographer and I love the outdoors, there are plenty of walks, reserves, places to fish, picnic areas and a camp ground. A good number of bird species call the lake home, so if you are into bird watching, photography or just like...More

Thank Elayne R
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wairarapa Moana is a wonderful adventure playground. A huge range of reserves, picnic areas, bird watching areas and fishing spots. Great for family groups and tourists. A must see for locals and visitors.

Thank adeejay
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Travelling through NZ in our van rental. Thought this would be a great camp spot along our journey, but it was almost to quiet in that there wasn't anything to do other than lay around. No paths to walk. Not much of scenery. Kind of...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Just a quiet peaceful beautiful countryside/lakeside drive.... not much else. Some places to stop for picnics but nothing to buy along the way so be prepared!

Thank PickyDianne
Reviewed 15 February 2015

If your looking for a great day trip from Wellington then this one is highly recommended. Travelling on Route 2 from Wellington its not long before the city is left behind. The road through the Rimutaka Mountains is spectacular. It is also the location where...More

1  Thank FredSG
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Lake Wairarapa is a large lake nestling under the Rimutuka hills and is very picturesque particularly at sunset. Best place to see it is from 1 S Soldiers Settlement Rd, Lake Reserve 5771 just a 10 min drive south of Featherston. Well worth the drive.

Thank TrevorFJ
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Having kayaked on this lake I found it to be very shallow and strong winds can rip throuh there from the hills. As there is mainly farmland and very little bush around the Lake it is not as interesting as some other lakes but the...More

Thank JenniferTayl0r
Reviewed 12 March 2014

A very quiet place with spectacular sunsets over Rimutakas range in Wairarapa. There are swans and native birds nesting around the lake. It's one of our favourite place.

Thank TeodoraMt
Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is the first time I have ever been disappointed with the views in New Zealand. The Wairarap Lake is murky and unattractive with no hills or pretty scenery around it. We arrived with a picnic and planned a nice walk, but there is nowhere...More

2  Thank Gillian B
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