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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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  • The beach is across the street from the downtown area with shops, restaurants and bars. Nice place to relax and enjoy a picnic.  more »
  • We were on our way from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown, and decided to go via Lake Wanaka route for our scenic drive and afternoon snacks in Lake Wanaka. It is such a beautiful place to visit.  more »
  • What an amazing view this lake has. Stunning views and takes your breath away. Great walk around it and a good place to have a picnic.  more »