Mavora Lakes
Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Mountains, lakes, forests and grasslands are all waiting to be explored. Admire the spectacular views, skim stones on the lake and look for birds in the trees. And, if you’re really keen, stay the night and go stargazing after dark.
  • Collect the flattest skimming stones and give it a try.
  • Breathe the purest air and sing a bush walking song.
  • Listen to the birdsong – how many different birds can you hear?

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 1,271K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word – write it down.

Getting there: Mavora Lakes are accessible on gravel roads off SH94, a 1 hour 30 minute drive from Te Anau. There are two turn-off points from SH94 between Mossburn and Te Anau, either at Centre Hill or Burwood Station, then follow gravel roads for 39 km.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Mavora Lakes code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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