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Lake Wanaka, Wanaka

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A haven for outdoor activities and popular amongst bikers, swimmers, and hikers, Lake Wanaka offers a wide array of opportunities to get out and enjoy the region's wild nature. The lake checks in among one of the country's largest bodies of water, stretching 45 km (28 mi) between its farthest points. A long network of foot and bike paths in the vicinity provides ample opportunity to explore the area's hills, mountains, and forests. Certain paths can even give you a panoramic view of the lake and its surroundings. Alternatively, hop aboard a kayak or boat to take in the natural landscape from the water. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Wanaka and other Wanaka attractions using our handy Wanaka tour planner.
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  • Love this beautiful lake town! Everything and everyone is so friendly! Can easily walk around town centre to try out different cafes and restaurants. Amazing lake to walk along, lots of different trai...  more »
  • You can fly from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch to Wanaka. You can drive from these places as well, although driving from Auckland and Wellington could take a couple of days. Driving fro Christchu...  more »
  • 小镇不大,很安逸。湖滨有很多海鸥和野鸭,可以自由喂食,小朋友很喜欢。小镇的家庭旅馆带厨房,还有后院的草地,小朋友玩的非常开心。