Lake Waipori is the smaller and shallower of the pair of lakes located in the wetlands to the south west of Dunedin in New Zealand on the Waipori River. The Waipori River is a major tributary of the Taieri River, and these wetlands form the southern edge of the Taieri Plains.
The lake and its surrounding wetlands, seen from the hills to the southeast. The Sinclair Wetlands are to the left of the picture.
|Type||Natural freshwater lake|
|Primary inflows||Waipori River|
|Primary outflows||Waipori River|
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Max. length||2.4 km (1.5 mi)|
|Max. width||1.52 km (0.94 mi)|
The lake is inhabited by various waterfowl and wetland birds. It is however too shallow and inaccessible (due to being surrounded with wetlands) to allow for recreation other than fishing and duck hunting in season.
The lake is bordered to the southwest by the Sinclair Wetlands.