Lake Heron lies between the Old Man and Mt Taylor ranges to the east, and the Arrowsmith Range to the west and drains into the Rakaia River. Lake Heron is an important habitat of the endangered southern crested grebe and is also the largest of the Ashburton lakes.
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Other smaller lakes nearby – Clearwater, Camp and Emma – are collectively known along with Lake Heron as the Ashburton lakes.