Lake Hanlon Walk

  • 30 min return by the same track
  • Easy

Short walk by the highway leading into a small lake surrounded by forest.

Key information
Walking time
30 min
Distance
1.6km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Marked car park, Karamea Highway, just south of Little Wanganui
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Maps
NZTopo50-BQ22
Altitude
33m – 84m
Altitude change 51m

A large car park and sign by the Karamea Highway marks the site of this walk. The track explores an area hit hard by Cyclone Ita in April 2014. The western flanks of the nearby Radiant Range suffered up to 100% canopy destruction.

This track climbs gently through forest to a battered ridge, still showing the force of the cyclone, and largely stripped of trees. The track then drops easily into the quiet basin occupied by the lake. A viewing platform looks across the waters. 

Map
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ID 16855

About this track

Added 21 February 2019 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 21 February 2019 by MatthewMatthew.
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