Lake with lone kowhai in foreground
A 3.5 km self-guided loop walk to the lake and back is an easy way to enjoy the tranquility and natural history of this stunning landscape.
This track is not wheelchair accessible.
Sutton Salt Lake Car Park is located approximately 9.5 km from Middlemarch.
Drive south from Middlemarch towards Dunedin on SH87. Just after you cross the railway line for the second time, continue straight onto the unsealed Kidds Road - the reserve entrance is about 2.5 km along this road on the left.
If coming from Dunedin, drive south of Dunedin to Outram and take SH87, heading towards Middlemarch. Turn left onto Kidds Road before you cross the railway line at Sutton. The reserve entrance is about 2.5 km along this road, on the left.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.