Lake Wilkie walk

Lake Wilkie walk

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3 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

5 Waikawa

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Time: 30 minutes return

This short walk takes you to a boardwalk over part of lake Wilkie. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs to the top viewing point.

The lake was formed behind sand dunes after the last ice age, and has gradually shrunk to its current size of 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres). Bog lakes like Lake Wilkie are uncommon in this part of the country. Along the track are several signs explaining the succession of different plants as land is slowly reclaimed. The full transition from sphagnum moss to mature forest occurs in only 65m.

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Location

South IslandSouthlandWaikawa

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

Reviews

Caroline's avatar

Caroline

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

All the free walks are very nice and very well maintained. Bridges and walkways are with lots of care and very respectfully built. Toilets at the starting point are always cool and with paper and soap.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lena Wesselink

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Short walk to Lake Wilkie. Not really special, but nice New Zealand nature. Fun to do if you have a lot of time.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Not the best walk we've done although the lake is very pretty. The boardwalk isn't long enough & loops around & heads straight back up the steep hill to the carpark. If you are on limited time don't bother.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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