Sunset on Lake Mahināpua



Lake Mahinapua is a scenic reserve that offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, walking and water based activities.


Find things to do and places to stay Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Lake Mahināpua is popular with sailors and home to a yacht club. 

There are perch in Lake Mahināpua.

You can kayak Lake through Mahināpua Creek and down towards the township of Hokitika. The Creek has a very gentle current, and passes through beautiful wetland and forest; white herons are usually seen. 

This trip is suitable for novice paddlers and people in Canadian canoes. You can get out either where the creek crosses the main highway, or further down toward the mouth of the creek, close to the confluence with the Hokitika River.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
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