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 .
Tours to Lake Wanaka
4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,146
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Lake Wanaka Reviews
Lake Wanaka was an amazing place to stay. We used it as a base to visit other parts of the South Island and we are glad we did. We enjoyed meeting the locals, sitting on the lake front and watching th... more »
So much more winter sun than Queenstown, nicer family feel, less touristy and real kiwi feel to the place, very much like Taupo. Would liked to have spent more time here, is a real special place. more »
Enjoyed the wonderful ride to the Wanaka lake, Ranked amongst the biggest lake in New Zealand. Breathtaking views of this lake with beautiful scenery. Nice location of this lake with mountains in the backdrop. Nice developed paths for walking amidst green surroundings. Very popular place in New Zealand. Visitors generally visit this spot for recreation, swimming and boating. The best place for hangouts with family and friends.
I have spent time in 12 countries on three continents this year.. of all the amazing places.. it's my home area that blew me away most!
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