Kaihoka Lakes walk

Track category

Walking track


10 min


1.3 km


Kaihoka Lakes. Photo: Patricia Devine.
Kaihoka Lakes

Coastal hills form a dramatic backdrop to these beautiful lakes. A 10-minute walking track begins beside one lake and heads gently down to the other. There is space to picnic at the car park and further along the road next to the lake.

Dogs and fires are not allowed in Kaihoka Lakes Scenic Reserve.

Getting there

At Pakawau, turn left off the main road and head over Pakawau Saddle, turning right on to Kaihoka Road just before Whanganui Inlet. Follow this road for 6 kilometres to Kaihoka Lakes Scenic Reserve.

Places to stay

There are no huts, and camping is not allowed.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Nelson/Tasman places


Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
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Takaka Office
Phone:      +64 3 525 8026
Email:   takaka@doc.govt.nz
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