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 Morgan

Lake Morgan is an alpine lake nestled in tussock in the Alexander Range above Lake Brunner.

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 Brunner / Kōtukuwhakaoka

Kōtukuwhakaoka (Lake Brunner) is a large lake in the northwestern South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, covering an area of about 40 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 […]

Lake Haupiri

Lake Haupiri is a small lake located inland from Nelson Creek, north of Greymouth. It is a popular place for trout fishing and boating. Lake Haupiri has, on its southern side, a significant community, and substantial dairy farming. Lake Haupiri is a riverine lake. The main inflows to the lake are on the south and […]

Lake Hochstetter

Lake Hochstetter is part of a network of fluvio-glacial lakes. The lake and its catchment show a high degree of naturalness in terms of vegetation. The catchment area is relatively unmodified beech forest and this gives the lake its typical amber coloured waters. The lake is important for Paradise Shelduck and an endemic fish, the […]

Kangaroo Lake

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 Kaniere

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 […]