Canoe Creek Walk, Lake Kaniere


sea of green on boardwalk canoe creek walk lake kaniere

Talk about a short walk that really packs a punch.  Canoe Creek bush walk is a beauty.

canoe creek walk lake kaniere (2)

A beauty in many senses of the word – beautiful lush bush, beautiful trail, and a beauty as in a great walk.

canoe creek bush walk lake kaniere (2)

It starts on the shores of Lake Kaniere just before Hans Bay and meanders deep into the forest.  You know you’ve gone deep as the temperature really drops and then as you come closer out towards the lake the temperature goes back up again.  Was funny to feel such a noticeable difference in such a short space of time.

Trees of green Canoe Creek walk lake Kaniere

It is a fabulous example of NZ native bush and greens, greens, greens – all things green.

fern tree canoe creek walk lake kaniere (2)

Love the different shades of the foliage from each tree, the mosses and the ferns.

canoe creek walk bridge over ravine lake kaniere (2)

It’s also a wonderful example of what I’d call an “old school” DOC track – plenty of board-walks to protect the swampy undergrowth and a fantastic older style bridge across a ravine – the underneath of which was made more like a viaduct – very cool (this photo doesn’t really do it justice).

Fishing by canoe lake kaniere

Soon enough we’re out of the bush on the shores of Lake Kaniere.  Being Easter weekend there are plenty of people out in their boats and making the most of the long weekend out on the water.  We spot one family doing a spot of fishing in their canoe.  Mum and daughter in one canoe with Dad and son doing the fishing from another – what a wonderful experience for the whole family.

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Being that it is called Canoe Creek walk of course there has to be a creek and this is stunning.  Gorgeous tea coloured water filled with tannins from the leaves etc from the forest floor and affording some wonderful reflections.

Thanks Canoe Creek – a beauty of a walk, short and sweet and really packing a punch.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  Together with their faithful friends Nico and Ziggy the family dogs, they enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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6 Responses to Canoe Creek Walk, Lake Kaniere

  1. joshi daniel says:

    loved that path and the beautiful reflections in the last picture 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      the colour of the water helps give some wonderful reflections. Couldn’t figure out my photos on this blog though, for some reason they all came through in small format – weird!

  2. NZ does such a great job with its tracks. Always impressive. –Curt

  3. Pam says:

    With all that fresh air, space and stress-free activities right at your doorstep to enjoy every day, I don’t think you guys are going to age at the same pace as the rest of us. I can smell the freshness of the bush from here and kudos to DOC.Lovely blog Jan.

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