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Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Hokitika, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Hokitika
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were pleased that we could take our dog on the lead and walk around Lake Kaniere. So many places don't allow dogs. Beautiful views and lovely natural bush.

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Perth WA
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had visited Hokitika Gorge and continued on to Lake Kaniere. Pleasant drive around the lake, looking at all the spots designated. Dorothy Falls were close to the road and great to see. Stopped for lunch near the little houses and jetty. Lovely spot to share a picnic.

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San Jose, California
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We drove the loop from Hokitika to Hokitika Gorge to Lake Kaniere and back to Hokitika and got a little lost on the country roads, even though we had asked for directions at the I-Site. We expected better signage. We drove back and forth looking for the turn to Lake Kaniere, wondering, "Are we going the right way or not?"... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Make the drive around the lake to the falls - well worth it. Wear good insect repellent. Beautiful spot no matter what the season - always changing

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Comet, Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This looks like a lovely area that warrants further exploration on our next trip to New Zealand. Some nice walks and some fishing opportunities.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were prepared for sand flies and so was worth carrying inset repellant around. If it was not for the rain we would go in the water. We saw people jet boating and swimming in the lake. A place for family outing.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

wonderful Lake with plenty of spots to stop and enjoy. Dorothy Falls was a wonderful waterfall really beautiful

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We did the loop of lake on MTB great ride very hard for last 5k expert hard lots of pushing & a bit of carrying up the hill but so worth it it took us 2hrs 50 mins that's 11k 1 way. And only 40 mins the other down the gravel road & 11k. We also had done the blue... More

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