Once at Clearwater village, head down to
Lake Clearwater (Te Puna a Taka)—either drive through the campground to its west side or start from
the car park at the picnic tables above the lake.
There are lots of possibilities here; this lake is well known for its fishing, wind surfing and ice skating.
A track (open during the summer to 4WD vehicles) runs from the village to the lake outlet and then continues along the northern side. Walk or mountain bike around the lake shore, climb Mount Guy for fantastic views or have a quiet lunch at the lake outlet.You’ll find information about Australasian crested grebe/kāmana (a waterbird that never comes onto the land) and a special plant, the Carex secta/pūkio, at the campground and lake inlet.
Lake Clearwater circuit track 10.3 km, 3 hr (track 5)Lake
Clearwater to Mount Guy summit 4.3 km, 2 hr 30 min (track 7)
For more information please view more information about the Hakatere Conservation Park supplied by the Department ofConservation.