Lake Stella
16th July 2009

Aardwolfs Ice Hockey Club

Lake Stella
Lat: 42'27'56.10S Long: 173'08'19.64E Elevation 1232M
Go to Natural Ice Reports See photos of Lake Stella here    Safety Tips
Lake Stella Ice Rink Contact Details:
Information: Probably the highest Ice Skating Lake in New Zealand Lake Stella is at the base of My Lyford Ski field If you look to the right of Lake Stella in the Google Location Photo you can see the lift lines and cat tracks in the shingle. The Ski Chalet is visible over the road on the South east end of the Lake. There is a very short time from having Ice to getting covered in Snow for skating on this Lake.
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Google Location Map
Google Maps JavaScript API Example
Above: Lake Stella is the blue central dot, Mt Lyford village is to the South East just visible on the bottom of the map, You can use your cursor to move the map, move the cursor over the map and left click then move holding the left button down.
Below: Lake Stella at the base of Mt Lyford Ski Field

Lake Stella is:
26km from Waiau
60km from Hanmer Spring
146km from Christchurch
60km from Kaikoura
The access road for Mt Lyford and Lake Stella turns off Highway 70 about 20km's after Waiau. It is a 8km long well maintained gravel road which passes through Beach Forest and into alpine terrain. It passes through the lower of the two areas at Mount Lyford, Lake Stella, where there is a car park, and finishes at Terako Basin, where there is another car park and the ski area.
Go to Natural Ice Reports
See photos of Lake Stella here   
Safety Tips

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