Lake Mahinapua Scenic Reserve is just south of Hokitika and was once a coastal lagoon. It is a lovely place for a picnic and swim, the water is surprisingly warm. Families love it as there is a suitable wading area for young children and bigger kids love jumping off the jetty or launching a canoe to explore. There is also fishing, sailing, birdwatching and numerous easy walks.
Get a bird's eye view of Lake Mahinapua with the new West Coast Treetop Walkway on its southern shore.
For more information on Lake Mahinapua, please click here or watch the video.