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Mt Moturau
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Mount Moturau, Lake Manapouri
Highest point
Elevation 1,497 m (4,911 ft)
Prominence 215 m (705 ft)
Location South Island, New Zealand
Topo map 260-C44
First ascent J Calder
Easiest route Bicycle Spur Trail

Mount Moturau is a mountain at height 1,497 m, rising south west of the Hope Arm of Lake Manapouri and clearly visible from Manapouri township. Note: Topographic map C44, Hunter Mountains, GR 2080950E 5497500N. Not named on official mapping pre 10 May 2001.


The name Moturau was originally the Maori name for the summer village of what is now known as Manapouri. It is also the name of a tourist vessel on Lake Manapouri as well as a hut on the Kepler Track and was said to be an older name for Lake Manapouri itself.

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