Lake Alexandrina lies to the west of the much larger Lake Tekapo. The lake is of glacial origin and is spring fed with an outlet on its eastern shore midway down the lake. The outlet feeds into a much smaller lake, Lake MacGregor before feeding into Lake Tekapo. There are three small settlements located around the lake each with an assortment of iconic fishing cribs In the dry desert terrain of the Mackenzie Basin, Lake Alexandrina is considered as an “oasis of life”. The lake is a wildlife refuge and a delight for fishermen with brown and rainbow trout and salmon.