Lake Dispute

Lake Dispute is a small lake surrounded by steep mountains near Lake Wakatipu’s Queenstown-Glenorchy road. The Lake Dispute water management zone covers an area of 594 hectares (LAWA)

Lake Kirkpatrick

Lake Kirkpatrick is a small lake surrounded by steep mountains near Lake Wakatipu, situated beside the Moke Lake access off road.

Lake Wakatipu / Whakatipu Wai Māori

Whakatipu Wai Māori (Lake Wakatipu) is the second largest of the southern glacial lakes, covering 290 square km. The lake is relatively thin, but the mountains run straight into the lake, forming a deep canyon, 399 meters at its deepest point. At its widest point Lake Wakatipu is five kilometers wide, and the total length […]

Moke Lake / Punamāhaka / Waikāmāhaka

Punamāhaka and Waikāmāhaka are the traditional names for Moke Lake. Both names mean “twin waters” in reference to the peculiar shape of the lake. Moke Lake is a steep montane lake, surrounded by tussock farmland and an adjoining bog. It is an Area of Significant Indigenous Vegetation (QLDC). It is near Queenstown off the Queenstown-Glenorchy […]

Lake Tuakitoto / Roto-nui-a-Whatu

Roto-nui-a-Whatu (Lake Tuakitoto) is a large regionally significant freshwater wetland situated in the Lower Clutha River Catchment in South Otago. Lake Tuakitoto is a remnant of a very much larger wetland system which included Lake Kaitangata. Drainage work carried out in the past has allowed farming to establish around Lake Tuakitoto, on what was once […]

Lake Waihola

Lake Waihola is situated on the lower Taieri Plain, 30 kiol metres south-west of Dunedin and 10 km from the coast. It is part of the Waipori-Waihola wetland complex that covers 2000 hectares. The wetland is regarded as one of the largest and most significant remaining freshwater wetlands in New Zealand and supports a diverse […]

Tomahawk Lagoon (Upper)

Tomahawk Lagoon (Upper) is the eastern lagoon of two shallow brackish water lagoons that are joined by a narrow channel. Together they are known as Tomahawk Lagoon. The Upper drains to the Lower, which then drains to the ocean via a small stream, which is cut off from the ocean at low tide. Several small […]

Tomahawk Lagoon (Lower)

The Tomahawk Lagoon is located on the outskirts of Dunedin, on the south of the Otago Peninsula. The lagoon is noted for its bird life (Wikipedia). Tomahawk Lagoon (Lower) is the western lagoon of two shallow brackish water lagoons, joined by a narrow channel, that make up Tomahawk Lagoon. Tomahawk (Lower) drains to the Pacific […]

Lake Hayes / Waiwhakaata

Wiawhakaata (Lake Hayes) is a 280 hectare lake (31 m maximum depth), that has become eutrophic due to elevated nutrient inputs from its catchment. The Lake Hayes catchment has been used for agriculture since late 1800s, but severe degradation was not observed until the late 1960s, when the bottom waters of the lake became anoxic […]

Lake Johnson / Waipuna

Waipuna (Lake Johnson) is a small relatively shallow lake near Queenstown in the Queenstown-lakes region of Otago. It has a maximum depth of 27 m, a surface area of 0.2 km² and resides in a small catchment (1.9 km²). It is classified as a glacial lake with no natural in-flowing or out-flowing water; the only […]