Lake Kaniere

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Lake Kaniere
Lake Kaniere (356231260).jpg
Location Westland District, West Coast Region, South Island
Coordinates 42°50′S 171°09′E / 42.833°S 171.150°E / -42.833; 171.150Coordinates: 42°50′S 171°09′E / 42.833°S 171.150°E / -42.833; 171.150
Primary outflows Kaniere River
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)

Lake Kaniere is located on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It lies 30 kilometres southeast of Hokitika, and drains into the Tasman Sea via the Kaniere and Hokitika rivers. At 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi), it is second only to Lake Brunner in size among the West Coast's lakes. Mount Graham is on the west coast of the lake.

A small hydroelectric station is located on the Kaniere River, close to the lake's outflow.

Lake Kaniere is a popular location for leisure activities such as boating, fishing, picnicking, and water skiing.[1]


  1. ^ Automobile Association, New Zealand Illustrated Road Atlas (Auckland: Automobile Association, 2003), 63.

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