Newest reservoirs in South Island, NZThe year that a reservoir was first filled to the reservoir’s normal elevation – or the year that a natural lake was first dammed – is the determining factor in the age of the body of water. A large reservoir can take more than a year to fill after its dam is first closed. You can find many of the the world’s newest reservoirs on LakeLubbers in the comparison table below. Many of the world’s oldest reservoirs appear on the last page of that list. Note: For some lakes, the completion year data is unknown, so you may see fewer lakes than the total 17 articles we have published for South Island, NZ lakes.
Thinking about booking a South Island, NZ lake vacation home rental, cabin or hotel?Use our free interactive vacation rental map to search and compare multiple vacation properties at a glance. Enter a lake name, a state or city and then simply click on a listing to compare all similar properties, best rates and availability for your dates.
Search results: Sort lakes by completion year
Below are lakes within New Zealand > South Island, NZ > Compared by newest (youngest) reservoirs and the year it was completed. This list does not represent all lakes in South Island, NZ, only the 17 South Island, NZ lake articles we have published on the LakeLubbers website.