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.
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, […]
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 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).
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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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).
Lake Kaniere is located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It lies 30 kilometres southeast of Hokitika, and drains into the Tasman Sea via the Kaniere and Hokitika rivers. At 22 km² it is second only to Lake Brunner in size among the West Coast’s lakes. A small hydroelectric station is located […]
Kangaroo Lake is part of a network of fluvio-glacial lakes. It is a Westland beech forest lake with a wide swampy margin which provides good feeding and breeding habitat for a variety of wetland birds. It is fed by eight surface streams, but there is no apparent surface outflow.
Lake Ianthe is a large body of open water mostly surrounded by hill slopes of indigenous podocarp forest, with a large flax swamp at its southern end. The lake supports a substantial diversity of wetland birds, including perhaps Westland’s largest population of Great Crested Grebe, an endangered species in New Zealand. The lake occupies the […]
Lake Greaney is an alpine lake at 1188 m altitude in the Haast Range on the West Coast.