Deepest Lakes in New Zealand

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  • Post last modified:June 13, 2021

1. Hauroko Lake

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Hauroko Lake is the deepest lake in New Zealand and 23rd deepest in the World, located in the mountain valley in Flordland National Park, is 30 km long and spread on an area of 63 km2. Waliraurahiri River is the primary outflow of the lake.
Region: Southland (South Island)
Depth: 462 meters

2. Manapouri

The Manapouri Lake is the 2nd deepest in New Zealand and 32nd deepest in the world, stretched on 142 km2 with a length of 28 km and 177 meters above sea level, the lake Manapouri is consist of 33 small islands.
Region: Southland (South Island)
Depth: 444 meters

3. Te Anau

Te Anau Lake is fed by many rivers (inflow) and the origin of Waiau River (main outflow), is 65 km long and spread on an area of 344 km2 at 210 meters above sea level. Te Anau is located between the awesome scenery and home for numerous water species and vegetation.
Region: Southland (South Island)
Depth: 425 meters

4. Hawea

Lake Hawea located in the Queenstown Lakes district covered an area of 141 km2 at an elevation of 348 meters. This lake feed by Hunter Lake and Hawea River is the main outflow, the coast of the lake is beautiful and home for rare species.
Region: Otago Region, South Island
Depth: 392 meters

5. Walkatipu

Walkatipu Lake is feed by Dart and Rees Rivers and outflow of Kawarau River, is 75 km long and 5 km wide, covered in the area of 289 km2 at310 meters above sea level. It consists of several islands including Pig Island, Pigeon Island, Tree Island and Hidden Island.
Region: Otago Region, South Island
Depth: 380 meters

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