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Lake Wilkie

Chaslands Hwy, Papatowai 9586, New Zealand
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Was the end of a long day

Very short walk from the car park to the view of the lake. There were lots of birds singing and it... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
422iana
,
Dunedin, New Zealand
Excellent short walk

This short loop walk around a small bog lake has a wide path with explanatory plaques around the... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Contention
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Picton, New Zealand
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 29, 2018
“Was the end of a long day”
Apr 26, 2017
“Excellent short walk”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Chaslands Hwy, Papatowai 9586, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Very short walk from the car park to the view of the lake. There were lots of birds singing and it was very quiet apart from them. Will take you no time to visit.

Thank 422iana
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This short loop walk around a small bog lake has a wide path with explanatory plaques around the walk. Native bird song.

Thank Contention
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

It is worth the stop along the Chaslands Hwy to check this little lake out, especially on a calm day which allows the best reflections. Plenty of free parking and just a short walk to the lake views. Nice piece of quiet forest also to...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

This is nice for a quick stop, but don't drive towards it if you don't need to go there. The lake is great for its reflection and you can take beautiful pictures here.

Thank François V
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Barely 10 minute walk off the main road. Beautiful coastal podocarp native forest lines the track down to the mirror lake. Interpretation panels describe the ecological events. Best on a windless sunny day in early to mid summer when the rata trees surrounding the lake...More

Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
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Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a tiny lake, or rather, more of a pond. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful forest. There's a short 10-minute walk to the lookout, or a complete circle of the lake, which takes apx. 30 minutes. It's an easy walk, perfectly suitable...More

1  Thank TheShis
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Lake Wilkie is a bog lake, left behind after the last ice age. It is nestled in natural forest - a short, beautiful walk from the road, with the sounds of birds singing all the way. The lake itself is so still and like a...More

1  Thank John66_12
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