Kahikatea Walk - Lake Kaniere

  • Walking
  • Wheelchair / Pram Accessible
  • Circular Track (Loop)

This short forest walk leads to picnic areas, waterfalls and sandy beaches ideal for swimming - plenty to keep kids interested.

From the Sunny Bight picnic area, this is an easy 10-minute loop walk. The walk follows Sunny Bight Creek and passes through virgin Kahikatea forest before returning to the picnic area via a boardwalk over a flax swamp.


For track conditions, maps, weather forecasts and more information on the area contact the Department of Conservation Hokitika Office.

How to get here

From Hokitika head east along Lake Kaniere Road for 19 km. This road meets the lake at 'The Landing'. The road forks at this point, the right road heads to 'Sunny Bight' and the other is Dorothy Falls Road which takes you around the east side of the lake past Hans Bay.

Track Elevation

Map of Track

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Page last updated: Sep 8, 2020, 3:40 PM