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Lake Wanaka, Wanaka
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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Lake Wanaka is a large lake (New Zealand's fourth largest), with the village of Wanaka at the south end. It is loved by photographers, as it is ever-changing, surrounded much of the year by snow cappe... read more »
Well worth a look. Great setting with snow capped mountains all around. The city centre is right in the lake as well with plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from. This is a very nice spot and v... read more »
Lake Wanaka is a unforgettable place to me. I visited this lake in autumn eighteen years ago. I cannot forget the moment when I saw this lake after driving over the hill. The lake was surrounded with ... read more »
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