Lake Forsyth is a lake in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. It is fed by the Takiritawai River, a short arm of the Okuti River, and exits via a gravel bank into the sea in the vicinity of the small community of Birdling's Flat.
Can be accessed from Whero Ave, Diamond Harbour, or Orton Bradley Park. Can also be accessed from Packhorse Hut or Port Levy Saddle (via Summit Road Walkway) or from the Purau/Port Levy saddle. This is a strenuous walk from the sea to the summit of Mt Herbert/Te Ahu Pātiki, the high point of Banks Peninsula. The walkway mostly follows a farm vehicle track up a volcanic spur. There is a shelter on the saddle between Mt Herbert and Mt Bradley.
Much of this section travels beside Te Roto o Wairewa (Lake Forsyth). The Wairewa Runanga is developing a Mahinga Kai Cultural Park in this area and has established the Takuahi Research and Development Company to oversee this work. This group has been the lead organisation in the development of this section of the Railtrail.
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