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The Ashburton Lakes

The Ashburton Lakes

The Ashburton Lakes are a collection of high country lakes and walking tracks that offer a wide range of fishing activities surrounded by spectacular Canterbury scenery where you can fish for salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout and even American Brook trout.

Fishing At The Ashburton Lakes

These lakes are very special as anglers fish in very clear water against a backdrop of snow covered mountains. A variable catch rate is amply made up for by the clean crisp air and the beautiful, pristine surroundings. Because of the altitude and location, all these lakes are very exposed and subject to the strong winds particularly those from the northwest, locally known as the Nor’wester which can make fishing extremely difficult at times. Conditions on these lakes can change rapidly and snow can be expected at any time of the year except for during the very hottest months of January and February.

The Ashburton Lakes

Tramping & Walking Tracks Around The Ashburton Lakes

Make the most of the outdoors and experience a great range of tramping tracks around Ashburton Lakes and Hakatere Park. Mountain landscapes, braided rivers and New Zealand native wildlife add to the magic of the tracks. The Hakatere Conservation Park, in mid-Canterbury, is centred around the Ashburton Lakes District between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers. It covers nearly 60,000 hectares of rugged mountain country, tussocklands, beech forest and sparkling clear rivers and lakes between two mighty rivers the Rakaia and Rangitata.

The Methven area offers visitors an array of hiking & walking experiences; from short walks suitable for the whole family, to challenging multi day hikes for the serious tramper. Other popular outdoor activities range from hunting & fishing, golf and hot air ballooning to skydiving, horse riding, jet boating, cycling & mountain biking and high country Lord Of The Rings tours and adventures.


Directions To Ashburton Lakes

Visit the Methven Information Centre website