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Henley Lake

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Address: Masterton, New Zealand

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A lovely, well maintained local park.

Plenty of car parking, picnic tables and rubbish bins, pathways for walking and bike riding. We stopped by in the car to eat a picnic lunch and watch the waterfowl in the lake... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Plenty of car parking, picnic tables and rubbish bins, pathways for walking and bike riding. We stopped by in the car to eat a picnic lunch and watch the waterfowl in the lake. A lovely, quiet spot in the middle of Masterton town.

Thank BelC0001
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Love be Henley Lake!!! It's dog friendly , an easy walk- with quite a few options. We prefer to go round wetlands as there is less duck poo, on the other hand we like the exercise that u can do when going round Henley Lake- taking a wee deviation- its fun for the whole family... and the dogs!!!

Thank Ximena T
New Zealand
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720 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is yet another great place to visit in Masterton with good walking and cycling paths - and plenty of places to picnic with easily accessible parking.

Thank Narziss
Surabaya, Indonesia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Henley Lake is a beautiful place to spend some time. There are many different kinds of bird life sharing the lake and all roaming free. When I visited there were many new ducklings and cygnets. There are picnic tables to eat at - which is good because the birds do leave a lot of droppings behind them! There are a... More 

Thank dfbraithwaite
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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223 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Henley Lake is a beautiful lake with walking and running tracks, as well as other features like a round, man-made hill that can be used as a stage or amphitheatre. I wish I'd know about it earlier but I didn't discover it until my children were a bit older!

Thank Quack_quack_quackl
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic venue for a first-ever regional dragonboating regatta. Great for viewing races. Lots of wildlife to enjoy watching! Not so keen on all the duck droppings though! And understand algae bloom is a problem in summer. Water level of lake could be higher. Beautiful setting & shape of lake. Looks like its enjoyed by a huge number of people. Parking... More 

Thank P9463QOkathleenm
New Zealand
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Walking tracks around the lake, nearby playground, public toilets make this a very pleasant area. Good parking.

Thank KiwiwithKids
Masterton, New Zealand
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great place to walk and run. There are extensive walkways including a conservation area. The lake itself is used by dragon boaters and kayaker's. There is a small kids playground

Thank Jonathan H
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very good place for bird watchers. Lots of these feather creatures in the ponds, in the wetlands. And even a bird-watching tower is on place. Plus there are numerous picnic spots and a boat-shed. I really enjoyed my walk there.

Thank Natalia S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a shame to go for a walk around the lovely lake surrounded with rubbish :( I was visiting from Greytown and planned on a walk and maybe a spot of photography. The rubbish really bothered me so I spent the next 2 hours cleaning it all up myself in an old broken washing basket I found (I was told... More 

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