Lake of Rocks


Discover the enchanting allure of the Lake of Rocks at Poolburn Dam, standing at an elevation of 850 metres. This hidden gem earned its recent claim to fame as the mythical city of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Begin your journey from Clyde passing Ophir and Rabbit Rock, then venture to Poolburn Dam, immersing yourself in the breathtaking scenery and captivating rock formations. Conclude your expedition by returning via Crawford Hills Road, ensuring that every moment is framed by stunning landscapes and natural wonders.

Duration: 5 hours, departs on demand

  • Adults $235 Children $135
  • Min. 2 adults Max. 4 persons
  • Includes picnic lunch and refreshments
  • Bring your camera and jacket

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A great safari to Poolburn Dam in beautiful weather with Sharon, Terry & Ross. Also a visit to the Moa Creek cemetery on a little knoll (amazing history).

Trevor & Kathy from Napier took a scenic trip to Poolburn with Central Otago Safaris.

Central Otago Safaris clients Liz and John were surprised to find this little fellow (a Central Otago Gecko) on their tour of Poolburn Dam.

October at Poolburn Dam Central Otago.

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