- #1614523vale019 April 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Hi all – I hope I am not treading on anyone’s toes by starting this thread, if so please let me know.
I have so many pictures of NZ that may be of interest to others & rather than clog up someone else’s thread I decided to start this thread just to see if it generates any interest.
I would be really pleased if other members were to contribute non-contentious, non-political photos, articles etc – New Zealand content only.
Cheers Val#1614524vale019 April 15, 2017 at 7:56 pm
LAKES of NEW ZEALAND
1. EMERALD LAKE
Rewarding in its beauty and the fact that it is a trek to get there, the Emerald Lake is near the summit of Mt Tongariro which was the setting for Mordor in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It can be seen while tramping the Tongariro Crossing. Location: Tongariro National Park, North Island
2. LAKE QUILL
One of the many stunning aspects of Fiordland National Park, Lake Quill funnels into the famous Sutherland Falls. Hike to the lake or get the full picture with a scenic flight over Milford Sound.
Location: Fiordland National Park, South Island
#1614528rob023MemberMember since: October 7, 2011
Replies: 1460rob023 April 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm
Great stuff Vale!#1614529vale019 April 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm
3. LAKE TAUPO
Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand, so large, in fact, that it is the size of Singapore. Check out New Zealand’s largest lakes in our article.
Location: Taupo, North Island
4. LAKE MATHESON
Otherwise known as the “Mirror Lake”. We are still trying to figure out why…
Location: West Coast, South Island#1614534vale019 April 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm
Gee – thanks Robo, appreciate that#1614535vale019 April 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm
5. LAKE TEKAPO
Located in the Canterbury region on the South Island, Lake Tekapo is a hub for hydroelectricity and a site for stargazing.
Location: Tekapo, South Island
6. BLUE LAKE
The water is so clear in this Nelson Lakes National Park lake that it has been reported to have a visibility of up to 80m.
Locations: Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island#1614538kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Replies: 9390kai April 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Been away and 2nd cab off the rank cos It was at the top .
Love the nz pics and thanks for the shares .
When We get off the merry go round in a couple of days will be back for viewing 😎
Cheers From Kai#1614560vale019 April 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm
Thanks Kai – would love to see some of your postings on here 🙂
Hope you had a great trip Kai but good to see you back#1614572kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Replies: 9390kai April 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Thanks val now gotta find the lovely interesting fun and pics thread ,,as a bit outa kilter.
Had a real happy catch up time with friends n Whanau with no comps n updates on phones etc!!
So bit behind the 8 ball now!!
Cheers From Kai#1614604joybelMemberMember since: November 2, 2006
Replies: 33300joybel April 16, 2017 at 8:06 am
They are breathtaking photos, valeo19. The isolation is the secret to their perfection. I have been to a few S.Island lakes and am always awed at the natural beauty. Arrowtown is a gem and worth a visit.
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