Moke Lake

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Moke Lake
Moke Lake.jpg
Moke Lake during morning
Location Closeburn, Queenstown, South Island
Coordinates 44°59′53″S 168°34′23″E / 44.99811782°S 168.57308923°E / -44.99811782; 168.57308923
Basin countries New Zealand

Moke Lake is a small lake near the suburb of Closeburn in Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand.


The lake is a popular recreation spot, especially during summer. Popular activities there include boating, camping, horseback riding, and swimming. The boat speed on the lake is limited to 5 km/hr.[1]

A track encircles the lake which also links up with Lake Dispute. Additionally, the Moonlight Track connects up with Arthurs Point.

The dirt access road which heads inland from the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road passes by the nearby, smaller Lake Kirkpatrick.

The Department of Conservation campsite and parking area is at the far end of the lake.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2013 BBC miniseries Top of the Lake, the scenes in the women's commune were filmed at Moke Lake.[2]


  1. ^ "Moke Lake campsite". Campsites by region. Department of Conservation. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake interview". Vulture. January 25, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2014.