Whether nestled in the caldera of a volcano like the North Island’s Taupo or amid soaring fiords like the South Island’s Te Anau, New Zealand’s freshwater lakes are among the world’s most magnificent—and cleanest.

Without such basins, many of the country’s wildlife—fish, birds, and plants—wouldn’t be able to thrive, let alone survive. It’s no wonder that the Maori feel such bodies of water have their own specific “mauri” or life force.

Beyond being an integral source of livelihood for humans—be it for drinking, washing or as the source of hydroelectric power—New Zealand’s lakes provide omnivorous species such as ducks and fish with a wide range of nutritional elements from small fish, worms, bugs, grass, seeds, and berries. And when the ducks are fed well, your pets will be, too.


Explore the depth of New Zealand ocean, where the best breed of king salmon is harvested. Learn more about the sustainable, safe ocean farming practices that is helping to preserve our ocean life.


Be astounded by the clear, pristine water of New Zealand’s lakes, home to some of finest duck community. Find out more about the benefits of duck meat.


Be awed by the lush, indigenous forest, where inhabitants like deers and brushtail thrive. Learn more about why New Zealand’s venisons are rated amongst the best in the world.


New Zealand’s temperate climate has made it the ideal place for pastoral farming. Raised free-range and grass-fed, New Zealand’s lamb has been known to be amongst the most tender and succulent.