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Shallow Bay Walk

Enjoyable flat walk; good for families (3hrs)


This lovely walk starts at Rainbow Reach, 12km south of Te Anau on the Manapouri-Te Anau Hwy. Cross the Waiau River on the swingbridge, then follow signage downriver towards Lake Manapouri. There’s interesting wetlands, boardwalks, small bridges and the chance to swim in Shallow Bay at Lake Manapouri. Return by the same track; this is part of the full Kepler Track.

Head to The Church in Manapouri for refreshments afterward. The 1885 Presbyterian Church is now a merry pub & restaurant.

Fiordland NP Hiking Tracks

Half-day hikes

Te Anau & Around

Walks for Kids

Dayhikers' South Island Itinerary

Daywalks Trip in the South (2 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by craig