Between the Torlesse ranges, at the foot of the Southern Alps, with crystal clear lakes and air so crisp you can taste it, lays Lake Coleridge.
Adventure seekers can find loads of thrills boating, wind surfing, diving and rafting on the lake while the passive relaxers enjoy skimming stones over the pristine waters as they take in the stunning panoramic views from every direction.
This is a heavily fished, high country lake and is home to one of the very few New Zealand populations of landlocked Chinook salmon. The nearby Rakaia River is the Rainbow Trout Capital of the country and is abundant with fish flowing down the braided channels.
In the winter this becomes a playground of snow and ice with the frozen lakes attracting keen ice skaters.
Off the water, an authentic high country experience is offered through Lake Coleridge Toursim. Located half an hour’s drive from the stony shores of Lake Coleridge, the area boasts a range of tramping tracks, horse treks and water based fun at the lake. It’s the perfect Sunday getaway.
Although there are no shops or petrol stations in Lake Coleridge Village, there is cell phone coverage and there are a number of places to stay the night – from waterside campsites to luxury resorts.