Sutton Salt Lake

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Sutton Salt Lake is New Zealand's only inland salt lake, with water about half as salty as seawater. With no outlet, Sutton Salt Lake has concentrated salts from surrounding soils as it has repeatedly filled, evaporated and refilled. Nestled amongst the spectacular parallel rock tor ridges of Sutton, with a backdrop of the Rock and Pillar Range, the lake (approximately 8 ha) occupies an enclosed shallow basin in the schist rock landscape. A 3.5 km self-guided loop walk to the lake and back is an easy way to enjoy the tranquility and natural history of this stunning landscape. This track is not wheelchair accessible. There are no toilet facilities on site. Dogs are not permitted,

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Lat: -45.575364 Lng: 170.085261

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