Lake Evelyn
24th July2009

Aardwolfs Ice Hockey Club

Lake Evelyn (Sometimes called Eva)
Lat: 43'18'11.64S Long: 171'41'56.46E Elevation 587M

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See photos of Evelyn here    Safety Tips
Lake Evelyn

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Information: Lake Evelyn is a popular fishing spot in Summer, in winter the northern end of the lake stays permanently in the shadow which freezes in the right conditions, the easy access from the road makes this a popular Ice skating spot in season. Close to the hill skating between the rocks and tussocks can be fun. This can be a good place to skate if everywhere else has lots of snow on it, Evelyn seems to melt and refreeze earlier than most other local Lakes, so tends to have a better surface if frozen.

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Above: Access to Lake Evelyn is on Harper Road past the turn off to Lake Ida and Olympus Ski Field, Drive to the head of the lake and get on through the reeds.
Below: Harper Road runs along the side of Lake Evelyn, you can see the turn off to Lake Ida and Olympus Ski Field on the right at the bottom of the picture.

The Map Below shows where to get on the Ice through the reeds.
The Photo below from early June 2009 shows the normal extent of the Ice( Photo Ron James)
Driving Instructions from Christchurch to Lake Evelyn
AA Maps: Directions to get to Lake Evelyn

Leave Christchurch through Yaldhurst, Turn Left at the signposted corner for Hororata
You should cross over the railway lines and head west, on reaching Hororata, turn left at the Hororata Roundabout. follow the main road sweeping right by the sawmill. Keep going until you come to the Stop sign that is also   signposted Mt Hutt Left, Windwhistle Right, go straight over from the Stop sign Heading for Lake Coleridge, Turn Right at the signposts for Mount Olympus and Lake Ida on to Homestead Road. Turn Left into Harper Road to go to Lake Ida and Olympus instead of straight on to Lake Lyndon.
Drive past the Lake Ida and Olympus Turn about one kilometre to see Lake Evelyn on your Right.
See photos of Lake Evelyn here
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