Lake Coleridge

Lake Coleridge is found at the foot of the Southern Alps, between the Torlesse ranges. 35 kilometres from the Mount Olympus access road. It is one of the crystal clear lakes in the area and in summer is filled with thrill seekers making the most of the boating, wind surfing, diving and rafting.

This 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 Lake Coleridge 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.

There are no shops or petrol stations in Lake Coleridge Village, but there is cell phone coverage and there are a number of places to stay the night – from waterside campsites to luxury resorts.

Lake Coleridge is a great base if you are planning to head up to Mt Olympus but want to stay off the mountain. The village is approximately 35 kilometres from the Mt Olympus access road.

Lake Coleridge Ski Selwyn Six