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Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Address: Hokitika, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Hokitika
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Frankston, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely spot to glamp, with the Kaniere R rolling and rushing at our front door, sand flies were a bit snappy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Really nice and relaxing lake and pretty walk down to the old gold mine site. Lots of people enjoying boating on the lake when we were there, nice for a swim on a hot day.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lovely lake, with a jetty. Our boys enjoyed swimming and jumping off it for a quick dip. Our only suggestions is to upgrade the children's play area. As parents of young children, it would have been nice to have something out of the water to do.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Planned to camp for two nights but left after only one as the neighbours were yelling and screaming until 3.30am and letting off fireworks. They were locals who lived in town and had taken over the area before any tourists arrived. There were unoccupied tents set up obviously for locals coming camping after Xmas despite the warnings on the DOC... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Good strenuous hike. We only walked to first lookout. Beautiful view mostly through rainforest. Think the walk is 4 hours one way

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Montgomery, Alabama
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

i have to qualify my review. i went to this lake on a rainy dreary day, after visiting Hokitika gorge. what could compare to hokitika waters. definitely not this tannin colored lake.

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Vinslov, Sweden
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well, then it's even better. You can paddle around the lake. If lucky it is flat calm and it feels like paddling on a mirror. Lovely views. The sandflies can be really anoying. Campsite close to the shore.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A beautiful lake surrounded by native bush with big stands of Rimu trees. Great easy bush walks and if wanted harder tracks to follow.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice lake to drive by if you have the time. It took about an extra hour to drive home from Hokitika Gorge via Lake Kaneire. We stopped along the way for many happy snaps, and enjoyed the drive. Stopped for a few short walks along the way, and enjoyed the visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I don't think I have seen any other place in NZ that has as many native birds as we did the day we spent here. Pack yourself a good picnic and some insect repellent and just enjoy the scenery, great swimming spots and the nature around you.

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