Takapō (Lake Tekapo) is a large glacial fed lake located near the Lake Tekapo township on the north edge of Te Manahuna (Mackenzie Basin). The lake is surrounded by tall peaks and hills with the Godley and Macauley rivers flowing into the northern end of Takapō, from the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo Regional Park, is […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
This small alpine lake sits at an altitude of 1,517 m, in the mountains immediately to the west of Lake Ōhau. The lake drains south to the Ahuriri River via the Ahuriri River East Branch. Little is known about the history and physical, chemical and biological features of this lake system (source www.google.com/maps).
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)