Stoney Tarn

Stoney Tarn is a small highland lake located in the Mackenzie Basin, adjacent to Lake Tekapo. It covers an area of approximately 7 hectares, with a maximum depth of 2.4 m. The lake is surrounded by low productivity grasslands and sits at an altitude of 820 m.

Irishman Stream Tarn

This lake lies among a series of alpine lakes, sitting high atop the ranges west of Lake Pukaki (at an altitude of 1,800 m). The lake is very small in size and relatively deep, covering an area of just 1.2 hectares with a maximum depth of 4 m.

Lake Maori A / Ōtūwharekai

Ōtūwharekai (The Maori Lakes) are two highland lakes, lying due south of Lake Heron. They are small in size and shallow, covering an area of approximately 10 hectares, with a maximum depth of just 0.8 m.

Lake McGregor / Whakarukumoana

Whakarukumoana (Lake McGregor) lies on the western shore of Lake Tekapo at an altitude of 700 m. The lake covers an area of 37 hectares with a maximum depth of 11.5 m.

Lake Emma / Kirihonuhonu

Kirihonuhonu (Lake Emma), a relatively small and shallow lake, lies between the upper reaches of the South Asburton and Rangitata rivers’, with a maximum depth of 3 m. In summer months, the lake has been susceptible to high nutrient levels and algal biomass concentrations.  However, nutrient levels and algal productivity have fallen in recent years. […]

Hartley Tarn

Hartley Tarn is a small highland lake located in the Mackenzie Basin, adjacent to Lake Tekapo. It covers an area of approximately 6 hectares, with a maximum depth of 6.5 m. The lake is surrounded by low productivity grasslands and sits at an altitude of 570 m.

Lake Heron / Ōtūroto

Ōtūroto (Lake Heron) is a large, glacial formed, highland lake in the upper Rakaia River catchment, covering 695 hectares in size and measuring 37 m deep at its deepest point. The lake has low concentrations of nutrients and algae and lists as mesotrophic on the Trophic Level Index measurement scale (source lawa.co.nz).

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This small alpine lake sits at an altitude of 1,500 m, in the hills immediately to the West of Lake Ohau. Little is known about the history and physical, chemical and biological features of this lake system (source www.google.com/maps).

Lake Alexandrina / Takamana

Takamana (Lake Alexandrina) is small high country lake in the Mackenzie Basin, adjacent to the larger Lake Tekapo and is commonly used for recreation (such as fishing and boating). This system has moderate levels of nutrient enrichment and algal productivity (source www.lawa.co.nz)

Lake Camp / Ōtautari

Ōtautari (Lake Camp) is located in the Ashburton Lakes region, to the north of the braided Rangitata River system. It was formed by significant glacial forces many thousands of years ago. The lake is 44 hectares in size, has a maximum depth of 13 m and is considered to have moderate nutrient and biomass levels […]

Lake Clearwater / Te Puna-a-Taka

Te Puna-a-Taka (Lake Clearwater) is a mesotrophic lake located in the Ashburton Lakes Basin, covering approximately 197 hectares, with a maximum depth of 19 m. The lake is popular for recreational activities such as fishing, kayaking and wind-surfing. The system has moderate levels of algal biomass and nutrients (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Denny

Lake Denny is small lake in the Ashburton Lakes Basin, sitting at an altitude of 680 m. Denny only covers 5 hectares in size and is very shallow, with a maximum depth of just 2.1 m. Very little is known about the physical and biological features of this system (source lawa.co.nz)

Lake Dumb-bell

Dumb-bell Lake is a small alpine lake in the ranges to the west of Lake Ohau, sitting at an altitude of 1,550 m. The lake covers 14.5 hectares in size and has a maximum depth of 12 m.

Duncan Steam Tarn 1

This lake lies among a series of alpine lakes, sitting high atop the ranges west of Lake Pukaki (at an altitude of 1840 m). The lake is small but deep with a maximum depth of 40.5 m while only covering an area of 2.9 hectares.

Duncan Stream Tarn 2

This lake lies among a series of alpine lakes, sitting high atop the ranges west of Lake Pukaki (at an altitude of 1,700 m). The lake is small and relatively shallow covering an area of 1.7 hectares with a maximum depth of 4.6 m.