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Lignite Pit Scenic Stop is a disused lignite mine, which has been transformed into a 16 acre lakeside garden, featuring walls of lignite and retaining the original pit shape.
The surface is at an altitude of 150 metres above sea level, and the lake is 463 meters deep. It is New Zealand's deepest lake.
Enjoy the cool tranquillity of native beech forest, and the serene Lake Monowai in this World Heritage Area.