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Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti

Lying at the northern end of Nelson Lakes National Park, Lake Rotoiti is one of the lakes that give the park its name. Like nearby Lake Rotoroa, it fills a trough carved by a glacier. Behind the lake is the St Arnaud Range, part of a chain of mountains that are a defining feature of the park. The more rounded landforms (front) were created by gravel washed down by melted glaciers.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Upper South Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14446/lake-rotoiti (accessed 23 May 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 17 Aug 2015