Lake Wilkie (Map Reference No 13)

7 minutes from the Cathedral Caves. Well worth the quick walk to enjoy the overview and interpretation signs that explain the forest regeneration and progression around this ancient dune lake. There is a boardwalk around the edge of the lake to keep your feet dry while you enjoy the still reflective waters of the tranquil setting. Easy walk under the bush canopy and great opportunities to view the spectacular Southern Rata bloom Dec - early January.


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The Catlins New Zealand

There is so much to see and do in this amazing area of New Zealand's South Island. Whether you are a hiking enthusiastic or a weekend stroller, the many attractions offer an incredible diversity of flora, fauna and scenery.

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Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route