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Address: Seddon, New Zealand

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Incredibly pink

It is less than 3 miles off the main highway. There isn't really a place to pull off and walk around. We don't think tourism is encouraged but it was fascinating to see a pink... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2014
NCdianab
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Garner, North Carolina
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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278 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way south last weekend. Take the first signposted road direct to the salt works, if you want to do a tour of the works, just check before you make the trip south from Blenheim as it is about 30 minutes drive south. If you carry on past the salt works on the actual works road... More 

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Thank twebb21
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just an industrial zone, a lake clearly divided for production, no colour, don't waste your time and keep driving

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Thank Brett M
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

If you like beach walking then keep going past Lake Grassmere to the end of the road. This a wild and secluded beach well worth the effort to visit.

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Thank Marevan2
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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173 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

the salt ponds at Lake Grassmere are a very unique location. Sea salt is gathered, purified and shipped from the facility

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Thank Terry F
Garner, North Carolina
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75 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

It is less than 3 miles off the main highway. There isn't really a place to pull off and walk around. We don't think tourism is encouraged but it was fascinating to see a pink lake. The little information we found on line indicated that it is only part of the year that it looks pink.

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3 Thank NCdianab
Blenheim, New Zealand
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226 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Stopped by on our trip south to show grandaughter the salt piles and explain how salt is made. Could see enough from the road to make the stop worthwhile.

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1 Thank CFD20
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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220 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Some of the most boring pathetic lakes in the world, not a patch of Scotland or England. Its expensive, its dull and its rubbish. Skip it entirely if you ask me!!!

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Thank Sam M
Brisbane
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112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012 via mobile

The salt lakes go on forever. Amazing process. Couldnt see anywhere to do a tour. Impressive size of the operation.

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1 Thank ozfamily2012
UK
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2008

I had seen these Salt Lakes on Google Earth. When driving from South to North on the South Island the main highway passes right pass these lakes. You must stop and take some photos, they are incredible colours. Sadly we passed by on Good Friday, so it was not open, but we would have loved to see someone and have... More 

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