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Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

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Address: Hokitika, New Zealand

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Beautiful scenery -beware of sandflies

a great place to stop on your way cycling from Cowboy Paradise to Hokitika, but watch out for Sandflies and you will need to take your own food except in the height of summer when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

a great place to stop on your way cycling from Cowboy Paradise to Hokitika, but watch out for Sandflies and you will need to take your own food except in the height of summer when the camping ground might be open. Serene though at other times of the year as its deserted.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lots of lovely walks in this reserve, but we didn't do all of them due to the rain. Lots to photograph though which we did. Stopping at Dorothy Falls well worth it.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stunning lake. Wonderful walks and bike trails. Lovely place to go for a swim or ski. Great place to get away from city life. Watch out for the sandflies!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place is worth the drive. There will be other people there as it is advertised and sign posted. However being in NZ it is not crowded even at the height of the season and is another of those wonderful clean unlittered places to be in, that you expect in this marvellous country. Just breathtaking although it does make you... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I drove to Lake Kaniere from Hokitika Gorge. We were looking for Dorothy Falls, and it was a lot further than we thought it would be! As it was getting dark and raining, we were considering turning around but glad we didn't. As soon as I opened the car door, a kiwi emerged from the brush and... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were headed for the Hokitika Gorge and decided to take the scenic route round Lake Kaniere. We stopped at the head of the lake to take some photo's and were the only ones there. The lake was like glass and it was very tranquil. The road became a gravel one and we followed the contours of the lake through... More 

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited to pass an afternoon in Hokitika. Sand flies were a torture as usual. However the views were wonderful! My partner took a dip and said it was warmer than expected!

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice trip into the lake. A good spot for a long weekend with the boat. Nice scenery and clear blue water.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took a trip to the lake and gorge and loved them both, but for different reasons. The Gorge was tranquil with cloudy turquoise colored water, something we had not experienced before while the lake had crystal clear water typical of so many NZ lakes. The visit to the gorge was definitely the highlight of our trip down the west... More 

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Some of the reviews of the lake seem to show Hokitika Gorge. The places are separate. This area is just as good - a stunningly beautiful lake with mountains in the background. Directions: Leave Hokitika on Stafford street, which becomes Kaniere Road. After about 10km there is a junction, The Gorge is to the right, and the lake is indicated... More 

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Address: Hokitika, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Hokitika

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