Lake Clearwater

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Ashburton Lakes

Lake Clearwater is in the Rakaia area of inland Canterbury, at the foot of the Southern Alps in New Zealand’s South Island. Nestled in the upper reaches of the Rangitata River, and characterised by a small village of holiday homes, access is approximately 38km past Mt Somers and clearly signposted (approximately an hours’ drive from Methven). No dogs or motor powered craft are permitted as this is a wildlife reserve however with its strong and consistent winds funnelled off the mountains, it is definitely a slice of heaven for windsurfers. The lake is 1km x 5km and because it is shallow it gets very warm. For those looking for alternate activities at Clearwater, there are plenty of options such as mountain-bike riding, swimming and hiking for all levels. The surrounding mountains provide spectacular backdrops and provide great walking. If you are out and about in the early mornings, you may also notice a number of trout jumping - these are ready to challenge you

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