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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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  • What a memorable boat trip on this lovely lake in a very attractive location. Did an overnight in a nearby hotel and then travel on to Queenstown. Great holiday back in February 2011.  more »
  • Lovely place away from the haste of queenstown. Great restaurants walks and drives. Bike riding also a good option  more »
  • A great combination of stunning scenery, lively town, great restaurants and a great vibe. One of my most favourite places.  more »