Lake Kaniere

Lake Kaniere Homestay


70 Sunny Bight Rd,  03 755 7534

Lake Kaniere Homestay is a relaxing peaceful piece of paradise not 50 m from the from the Lakes edge.  Grant will get you sorted for your stay!

Hurunui Jacks


Hurunui Jacks is a secluded property nestled in native bush and virgin forest with the Kaniere River and the historic Kaniere Water Race as the North and South boundaries.

It has its own private lake (you can feed the eels!) and offers two accommodation options – The Nest (sleeps 3), a cosy fully self-contained cabin with outside bath, and the very private Luxury Tent, (sleeps up to 4), located close to the river, fully furnished and complete with proper bed with crisp white linen, outdoor bath, braziers, and quirky fully equipped kitchen/bathroom ‘hut’.



Here are some activities for you to do in and around Kaniere/Milltown.


Dorothy Falls

Time: 2 min one way

About 3.5 km from Hans Bay along Dorothy Falls Road, a short walk leads to the base of Dorothy Falls – a lovely spot for a refreshing dip.

Dorothy Creek Beach Walk

Time: 5 min one way, Distance: 250m

Opposite Dorothy Falls another short five minute track takes you to the lake edge.

Great fishing and Picnic Spot

Sunny Bight

At the north western end of the lake. Picnic tables, toilets, short walk through Kahikatea Forest, grassy area and a pebble beach. The Lake Kaniere Walkway starts here too.

Kahikatea Forest Walk

(Easy, 10 min loop)

This walk follows the Sunny Bight Creek and passes through virgin kahikatea forest and over a flax swamp. The track starts at the Sunny Bight picnic area at the north end of the lake.

Lake Kaniere Walkway

(Moderate, 4 hours one way with no stops)

This track follows the western shores of the lake passing through lakeside forest, over streams and next to beaches. You can start either at the southern end of the lake, near Lake Kaniere Lodge or at the northern end at Sunny Bight.

There are many picturesque bays, numerous forest streams and lush lakeside forest. A lookout point over the lake is offered part way up Mt Upright/Te Taumata o Uekanaku. The walkway emerges at the southern end of the lake on the Dorothy Falls Road. Open to Mountain bikers.

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