Sutton Salt Lake

Introduction

Sutton Salt Lake is New Zealand's only inland salt lake, with water about half as salty as seawater.

Highlights

With no outlet, Sutton Salt Lake has concentrated salts from surrounding soils as it has repeatedly filled, evaporated and refilled.

Nestled amongst the spectacular parallel rock tor ridges of Sutton, with a backdrop of the Rock and Pillar Range, the lake (approximately8 ha) occupies an enclosed shallow basin in the schist rock landscape.

Find things to do and places to stay Sutton Salt Lake Scenic Reserve

A range of water birds and waders can be viewed on the lake.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 930
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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