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. Put Lake Wanaka at the forefront of your travel plans using our Wanaka trip itinerary tool .
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  • incluível place in the world, read!. a bike ride around the side, unique views and wonderful place
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  • Beautiful Lake surrounded by huge mountains. Perfect for a lazy day on the Lake beaonders at sunset
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  • As we were driving from Franz Joseph to Wanaka we came across Lake Wanaka..what a beautiful lake. We followed the lake shore for a bit in the car and was in awe at what a pretty lake. Once we made it ...  more »
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