Photo of the week: Lake Mapourika

Department of Conservation —  03/08/2016

Today’s photo of the week was taken at Ottos/Macdonalds Campsite, an easily accessible campsite at the northern end of Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef.

The campsite is surrounded by Westland Tai Poutini National Park and is a popular spot for travellers and fishermen.


DOC is currently looking for campsite hosts to volunteer for two weeks or more at Ottos/Macdonalds Campsite over the 2016/2017 summer period.

Campsite host tasks include ticket collection, providing information to visitors and cleaning of the facilities.

For further information and to volunteer, visit the DOC website.

One response to Photo of the week: Lake Mapourika


    It is a gorgeous campsite and beautiful lake. Campers should be extremely happy to be able to stay in such a gorgeous area.