Sunday Star-Times

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Tourists are flocking to the north of Kaiko¯ura to see what could be New Zealand’s newest ‘‘lake’’.


Before 2016’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the Hapuku River was seldom visited by tourists or locals.

That all changed after a 150-metre landslide plunged into the river, creating a 400m-long lake, which now draws tourists daily.

Access to the lake is by foot or by helicopter and Daniel Stevenson, chief executive of South Pacific Helicopter­s, said it has quickly become a drawcard.

‘‘We’re just trying to showcase the different areas of Kaiko¯ura. It [the lake] is a great sight-seeing spot.’’

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