Lake Kaniere Walkway 1

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Lake Kaniere, Westland District, South Island.

(03) 756 9100


Walk or mountain bike along the western shores of Lake Kaniere through lush lakeside forest, passing many picturesque bays and numerous forest streams. Walking and tramping - 4 hr Easy: Walking track Mountain biking - Intermediate: Grade 3 & Advanced: Grade 4 Starting (or ending) at the road end just past Sunny Bight picnic area, the Lake Kaniere Walkway is a four hour tramp around the western shore of Lake Kaniere. The walkway emerges at the southern end of the lake on the Dorothy Falls Road. Highlights of the walk include many picturesque bays, numerous forest streams and lush lakeside forest. A lookout point over the lake is offered part way up Mt Upright/Te Taumata o Uekanaku. There are numerous places to take a dip. Or when you have finished walking or riding Hans Bay is a popular local swimming spot. The walk is suitable for people of average fitness and tramping boots are required. Mountain biking The track is a mixture of intermediate and advanced riding with a short section of expert, grade 5 track near the Dorothy Falls end.

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Lat: -42.873778 Lng: 171.167749

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3hr30 min one way


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