Lake Waikareiti is an gentle 1 hour walk (one way) through fantastic native bush. Great for the whole family. The trick with this adventure though, is to hire a row-boat from the DOC visitor centre that's just down the road.
Within the lake are several islands ( see image ), one of which has a track up to a little lake, which also has an island on it.
How many times can you say that you have visited an island, on a lake, on an island, on a lake, on an island? Classic!
10 reviews with the most recent first
Easy walking with scenic views in a beautiful national park.
Very nice quiet walk up to Lake Waikareiti. It is not the easiest one because it went up 300 metres. We enjoyed the walk and the beautiful nature. At the lake there is a little shelter for a rest.
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Beautiful lake after one hour walking in the bush. Choose a sunny day for going there, the colours are amazing. You can also rent a boat ($20 for four hours. Or just go walking around the lake.
Lovely walk (Although seems all uphill the way there, I kept hoping for a downhill stretch but no). Fantastic views when we reached the very scenic lakes. Really nice walk.
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2 hours return. Very scenic lake! Great place to rest before the walk back through the forest.
Petra & Rolf
Interesting forest, nice trip with a boat (dingy) that was hired at the National Park.
WOW!! If you like nature and being on your own!
Just a very nice walk!
Max Van der Zalm
Sandy Bay is beautiful but day walkers used up all the water. Take the rest of the walking tracks for good views.
Walk through beautiful forest and if you organise with the nearby visitor centre beforehand, you can hire a row boat for half a day on the lake. Beautiful scenery and good value for money. Affordable for everyone.