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Lake Coleridge High Country / Rakaia River

Lake Coleridge @Agoda Lake Coleridge @Agoda

New Zealand’s best drive, the inland scenic route!

You travel inland up the Rakaia River Valley to find the Lake Coleridge village on the eastern fringes of the Southern Alps.

The village is on the banks of the Rakaia River alongside the historic Lake Coleridge Power Station, 165m below Lake Coleridge. The location takes advantage of the natural altitude drop for using water from the lake to power the hydro-station.

The Lake Coleridge region was named around 1848 in honour of nephews of English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge because of their work associated with surveying the area for European settlement.

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