Mavora Lakes

Coordinates: -45.316068, 168.180080

Locals favourite, the Mavora Lakes (Manawapopore and Hikuraki), are 65 km from Te Anau along a gravel road. They offer truly spectacular scenery, excellent walking, camping, fishing and boating and mountain bike trails. Multiple scenes from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy were shot in the area.

There are many day walking options available but perhaps the most worthy is the 9km circuit of Manawapopore leaving from either the South Lake swing bridge or the North Lake swing bridge.

On a mountain bike, head for the North Lake and follow the track along the eastern side of the lake.

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South Mavora Lake

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