Lake Kāurupātaka

Lake Kāurupātaka is a small lake tucked in-behind a hill to the south of the Taramakau River at the northern limit of Arthur’s Pass National Park. It is surrounded by native vegetation.

Lady Lake

Lady Lake is a small shallow body of water of which 50% is open water and the remainder is swampy flats. The lake supports populations of a number of species of waterfowl, including endemic and indigenous species, and the endemic Giant Kokopu. Lady Lake is a glacially formed lake enclosed by a moraine of the […]

Lake Māhinapua

Lake Māhinapua is a shallow lake on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is about 10 kilometres south of Hokitika and near the small town of Ruatapu. It was formerly a coastal lagoon, but the buildup of coastal dunes made it an inland lake roughly 500 metres from the Tasman Sea coastline […]

Lake Mapourika

Lake Mapourika is located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It lies north of Franz Josef Glacier and the out-flowing Ōkārito River drains it into the Ōkārito Lagoon. It is the largest of the West Coast lakes, a glacier formation from the last ice age (source wikipedia).

Lake Moeraki / Moerangi

Moerangi (Lake Moeraki) is a small lake on the Moeraki River on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. State Highway 6 runs along its western edge. The lake is surrounded by native vegetation and lies within the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site (source wikipedia).

Lake Paringa

Lake Paringa is located on the West Coast of the South Island, within a large catchment (~60 km²) that is dominated by undisturbed temperate rainforest. Lake Paringa is situated approximately 3 km west of the Alpine Fault, which is the only known seismically active structure within 60 km of the lake. The Alpine Fault ruptures […]

Lake Poerua / Pouerua

Pouerua (Lake Poerua) is a shallow lake located in the West Coast of the South Island. A number of small streams flow into the lake, and the Poerua River flows from the lake into the Crooked River, which leads to Lake Brunner.

Lake Rototekoiti / Roto Te Koeti

Roto Te Koeti (Lake Rototekoiti) is a small alpine lake on the West Coast. It is situated just below West Peak and East Peak, 4 km north-east of Makawhio River (Jacobs River).

Skifington Swamp

Skifington Swamp is a small lake surrounded by wetland and native forest. It is situated about 5 km northwest of the township of Fox Glacier.

Lake Brunner / Kōtukuwhakaoka

Kōtukuwhakaoka (Lake Brunner) is the largest lake in the northwestern South Island of New Zealand, covering an area of 39 km². It was gouged out by a branch of the Taramakau Glacier and is one of a cluster of lakes within this sector of the Grey River catchment. The lake is fed by the Crooked, […]