New Zealand Lake Highlights
Time to reflect, or maybe time to flick a fly rod. A New Zealand lake can be a destination in itself or a moment of tranquillity on the way to somewhere else. Discover dune lakes, mountain lakes and volcanic lakes. Some are stocked with trout, others are strangely coloured and there are one or two that are believed to be bottomless!
Clyde Dam - Central Otago
Clyde Dam, the largest concrete gravity dam in New Zealand. The lake formed by the dam, Lake Dunstan, is 26.4 square kilometres in size.
Roxburgh Dam - Central Otago
Power, Gold and Sport - Lake Roxburgh and Roxburgh Dam have plenty of opportunities for each.
Lake Manapouri - Fiordland
Twenty minutes from Te Anau is picturesque Lake Manapouri, a beautiful lake framed by the spectacular Cathedral Mountains.
Lake Tekapo - Mt Cook
Lake Tekapo is a remarkable turquoise coloured lake and is surrounded by the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps.
Kai Iwi Sand Lakes - Northland
The Kai Iwi sand lakes are a natural playground and fantastic recreation reserve.
Lake Rotorua - Rotorua
Surrounded by 11 major lakes, the city of Rotorua nestles on the shores of the largest - Lake Rotorua.
Lake Taupo - Taupo
Just about everywhere you look in the Lake Taupo region, you'll see a volcano.
Lake Wanaka and Hawea - Wanaka
Formed by massive glaciers over 10,000 years ago, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea lie side by side and are popular with holiday makers.
Lake Matheson - West Coast
One of New Zealand's great scenic icons, Lake Matheson, lies just six kilometres from Fox Glacier.