Lake Kaniere short walks
Canoe Cove - a great place for a swim
Canoe Cove Walk
Time: 15 min one way, Distance: 650m
Canoe cove is a small inlet at the head of the Lake. From a carpark opposite Milltown Road which is 1 km from the Landing along Lake Kaniere Road, this walk leads through dense stands or rimu and kahikatea forest to a sheltered sandy beach suitable for picnics and swimming.
Lower part of Dorothy Falls
Time: 2 min one way
About 3.5 km from Hans Bay along Dorothy Falls Road, a short walk leads to the base of Dorothy Falls - a lovely spot for a refreshing dip.
Sit, relax and take in the views
Dorothy Creek Beach Walk
Time: 5 min one way, Distance: 250m
Opposite Dorothy Falls another short five minute track takes you to the lake edge.
Wind through the flax to the kahikatea forest
Kahikatea Forest Walk
Time: 10 min loop walk, Distance: 600m
An easy 10 minute flat loop walk at Sunny Bight picnic area. The walk follows the Sunny Bight Creek and passes through virgin Kahikatea forest returning to the picnic area via a boardwalk over a flax swamp.
From Hokitika head east 19 km along Lake Kaniere Road, this road meets the lake at 'The Landing'. The road forks at this point, the right road heads to 'Sunny Bight' and the other is Dorothy Falls Road which takes you around the east side of the lake past Hans Bay.
The beach at the end of Canoe Cove Walk and Dorothy Falls are spots for swimming. Dorothy Falls is refreshing but very chilly!
About the area
Video of the Lake Kaniere area
Plan and prepare
For track conditions, maps, weather forecasts and more information on the area contact the Hokitika Area Office.
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