Lake Kaniere

Lake in Hokitika

Lying at the heart of a 7000-hectare scenic reserve, beautiful Lake Kaniere is 8km long, 2km wide, 195m deep, and freezing cold (as you'll discover if you swim). You may prefer to camp or picnic at Hans Bay, peer at Dorothy Creek Falls (4km south of the campground), or undertake one of numerous walks, ranging from the 15-minute Canoe Cove Walk to the seven-hour return gut-buster up Mt Tuhua. It's 20km southeast of central Hokitika.

The historic Kaniere Water Race Walkway (3½ hours one way) forms part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail.


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