Kayaking   

Click on thumbnail to view a larger version. Be wary of all the bigger lakes --- they can get very rough very quickly, and they are cold (10C).

Diamond Lake and Creek (head of Wakatipu)

It is possible to kayak from the parking spot at Diamond Lake (off the Glenorchy - Paradise road) to the parking spot at Diamond Creek (off the Glenorchy - Kinloch road).

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Diamond Lake Diamond Creek Diamond Creek

Lake Adelaide (Moraine Creek)

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Sabre North North Cliffs Cliffs

Lake Hauroko

The photos were taken on a trip to Teal Bay to climb to the Hump Ridge (see hr).

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Teal Bay Sunrise Fog Sun Fog and sun

Lake McKerrow (Hollyford)

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Lake McKerrow Lake McKerrow Demon Trail Hut Lake McKerrow

Lake Manapouri

The Monument (466m) is a magnificent viewpoint, reached in 2 hours from Pearl Harbour by kayak plus 1 hour on a good track.
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The Monument Beach Track North Beach
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Hope Arm Titiroa Point Beehive Mahara Island
The photos below were taken on a trip from Supply Bay to Hope Arm to climb Mount Titiroa (see
mt).
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Beach Mahara Island Hope Arm

Lake Monowai

The photos were taken on a trip to Rodger Inlet to climb to P1315,
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P1315 Rodger Inlet Hut At Rodger Inlet

Lake Te Anau

The photos were taken on a trip from near the Control Gates to climb Mount Luxmore kt and to walk the Hidden Lakes track to P454. From East Cove to P454 takes about 3 hours return, plus time for side trips. The track is generally well marked, but appears neglected, both by trampers and by DOC.
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East Cove Hidden Lake Near boat dock Hidden Lake South Arm View point
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Dome Island Point Dock Bay

Lake Wakatipu

Near Wilson Bay

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Rata Rata West P385 Earnslaw

Pigeon Island

Photos taken on a trip by kayak from Twenty Five Mile Creek on the Queenstown-Glenorchy road to Pigeon Island, and then by foot on the loop track on Pigeon Island (15km by kayak; 5km walking).
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Pig Island Pig Island Top Earnslaw Pig Island
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Pigeon Island Pig Island Lake head

Pigeon Island to the Head of Lake Wakatipu

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Head Blanket Bay

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