Lake Sumner

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Lake Sumner
Lake Sumner, New Zealand.jpg
Lake Sumner, viewed from above Shoal Bay
LocationLake Sumner Forest Park, Hurunui District in the Canterbury Region, South Island
Coordinates42°42′00″S 172°13′01″E / 42.70°S 172.217°E / -42.70; 172.217Coordinates: 42°42′00″S 172°13′01″E / 42.70°S 172.217°E / -42.70; 172.217
Basin countriesNew Zealand

Lake Sumner, known as Hokakura in Māori, is a lake situated 100 km northwest of Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand.[1] The lake is located in the Lake Sumner Forest Park; the Hurunui River and several other lakes (Loch Katrine, Lake Sheppard, Lake Taylor and Lake Mason) also lie within the park.

The Lake Sumner region is a popular area for hunting, tramping, trout fishing, whitewater kayaking, and mountainbiking. Several Department of Conservation tramping huts in the region make it a common destination for overnight trips; however, the area's comparatively remote location and difficult vehicle access mean it is seldom crowded.


  1. ^ "Place name detail: Lake Sumner". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-03-18.

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