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Lake Grassmere Salt Lakes

The Lake Grassmere Salt Lakes, while industrial, are a very fascinating place to stop when... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Florida-Traveler-US
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Tallahassee, Florida
Fabulous Place

What a fabulous day here in Grassmere. Good food and a great place. Plenty of good restaurants and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Teresa H
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London, United Kingdom
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14 Apr 2018
“Lake Grassmere Salt Lakes”
25 Oct 2017
“Fabulous Place”
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Seddon, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The Lake Grassmere Salt Lakes, while industrial, are a very fascinating place to stop when traveling along Route 1 from Picton to Kaikoura. You will have to be careful and watch for the sign--it comes and goes very quickly. We were there on a Sunday...More

1  Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous day here in Grassmere. Good food and a great place. Plenty of good restaurants and quaint shops.

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

3  Thank twebb21
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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

Thank Brett M
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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.

1  Thank Marevan2
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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

1  Thank Terry F
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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...More

3  Thank NCdianab
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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.

1  Thank CFD20
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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.

1  Thank ozfamily2012
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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,...More

1  Thank UkGinTonic
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