Lake Wanaka, Wanaka

#1 of 29 in Nature in Otago Region
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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 into our Wanaka trip itinerary tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wanaka.
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  • Loved just sitting here watching the sun set, and also hired ebikes from Racers and rode along the lake to Sticky Forest. Very Memorable!  more »
  • Lake Wanaka in autumn is a contrast in colours and weather. We stayed at the Edgewater overlooking the lake. We look advantage of the fine weather to explore the surrounding country side, walking...  more »
  • Beautiful wherever you look—that pretty much sums it up
  • Lovely to spent time around the lake, picnic opportunities are numerous

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