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, however, prefer simply to camp or picnic at Hans Bay, or undertake one of numerous walks in the surrounds, ranging from the 15-minute Canoe Cove Walk to the seven-hour return gut-buster up Mt Tuhua. The historic Kaniere Water Race Walkway (3½ hours one way) forms part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail.