Great for a picnic, rest-stop from driving, or for spending the day relaxing by. A quiet and peaceful place..
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This is a lovely and picturesque lake, we stopped over by on our way to Te Anau. While there wasn't much to do around the lake in the late afternoon, it was still a great place for some photo-ops.
Beautiful lake surrounded by snowy mountains. I camped in a very nice camping ground, fully equipped, very close to the lake. The weather was very sunny. This lake is one of the most beautiful I have seen in the South Island. During my visit to...More
Stayed at Manapouri Camping Grounds. Beautiful setting with Lake Manapouri looking stunning. There were great sunsets, and sunrises, the camping ground had all amenities such as showers, toilets, kitchen, tv room, and a short walk to the café.
We visited Lake Manapouri on a hot January day & walked the track along the lakefront. We were blown away by how beautiful the lake is with the surrounding mountains.
Had to take a ferry across this lake on the way to Doubtful Sound. The granite peaks, waterfalls, and vivid beauty along the shore made for an enjoyable crossing.
The scenery is absolutely stunning, out of this world! You and the nature, this is all that matters. Not so many tourists, but welcoming kiwis, I couldn't ask for more. My heart is on Manapouri Lakes shore...
Don't miss looking at the monument commemorating all the people of New Zealand who demonstrated and objected so much to the original proposals for the damming of the Lake. It's a huge stone in the reserve in Manapouri town. Then cruise across the beautiful lake...More