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Lake Wanaka, Wanaka
(4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It's worth finding somewhere to stop and take some time to take in the scenery and enjoy the views. The whole area on this part of the journey from Franz Joseph glacier to Queenstown is stunning. 
  • even without being in place, the intercity makes her stop her to enjoy the Lake so, beautiful, its surroundings and its mirror d water
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  • Spectacular, picturesque, great for walks, cycling, so well used by swimmers and recreational boats. Amazing place and loved the pristine, crystal clear water