Lake Hope

Lake Hope is an alpine lake in The Remarkables Mountain Range. The lake drains to Lake Wakatipu via the Wye Creek South Branch.

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 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 […]

Alta Tarn

This beautiful alpine lake is situated on Mt Alta to the west of Lake Wanaka.

Lake Mckay

Lake Mckay is a small alpine lake situated in the Pisa mountain range above Lake Wanaka.

Lake Little Mckay

Little Lake Mckay is a small alpine lake in the Pisa mountain range above Lake Wanaka.

Lake Lochnagar / Ōtaka

Ōtaka (Lake Lochnagar), also known as Goat Lake, is an alpine lake at an altitude of 1083 m, situated in the Mt Aspiring National Park south/west of Lake Wanaka. The lake is surrounded by steep mountain terrain.

Lake Troup

A small alpine lake situated to the west of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park.

Lake Ursula

A small alpine lake situated above the tree line in Fiordland National Park.

Lake Vincent

Lake Vincent is a shallow, semi-sheltered, poorly-flushed freshwater coastal lake situated in a small catchment, primarily dominated by intensive agriculture including dairying. Results of a 2013 broad scale habitat mapping and macrophyte survey of Lake Vincent indicate that the lake is currently in a “mesotrophic” or moderately enriched condition, with a healthy community of aquatic […]

Lake Von

Lake Von is a small high country lake situated in the Von River Valley south of Lake Wakatipu