Although the geology of Marlborough has not led to the formation of large lakes as found in other parts of New Zealand, there are a number of small lakes throughout the region.
Grovetown Lagoon is an oxbow lake in Marlborough formed from the Wairau River in 1861 when a flood left an isolated loop of river.
Lake Alexander is a small alpine lake which is the source of the Tummil River in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough.
Lake Argyle is a small hydroelectric storage lake in the Wairau Valley, owned by Trustpower.
Lake Chalice is an alpine lake approximately 2km long located in Mount Richmond Forest Park, Marlborough
Lake Elterwater is a small lake in south Marlborough near Ward which provides a habitat for a variety of waterfowl
Lake Grassmere is a shallow lake near Ward used for solar salt production. It was the epicentre of a strong earthquake in 2013.
Lake Jasper is a small lake on private property in the Awatere Valley, immediately to the west of Taylor Pass Road.
Lake Timara is a small artifical lake on private property near Fairhall.
The Tarndale (Sedgemere) Lakes are a group of subalpine lakes and tarns with important ecological siginificance one of Marlborough's remotest wildernesses.