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Located in the West Coast region
The Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve is over 7000 ha, including most of the land from the lake to the top of the peaks which surround it.
The lake is surrounded by native bush except for two cleared areas of farmland on the eastern shore. Lake Kaniere is 8 km long, 2 km wide and as deep 195 m in places.
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.
Dogs are not permitted in the reserve as a myriad of bird species make their home in the lush forest.