Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
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  • Stephen C
    Wollongong, Australia775 contributions
    Spectacular - enough said.
    Second time in Queenstown and both times in awe of the magestic beauty of the lake and surrounds. Its a wonderful experience and vista even if just sitting along the boardwalk area and admiring the views. Even better if you are lucky enough to have accommodation overlooking the lake and can see the changes in weather and clouds interacting with the water - stunning. Did manage a few walks along the shore area and along the Queenstown gardens and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Kez
    Brisbane, Australia133 contributions
    Walking Lakeside
    Amazing scenery and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyed walking the waterfront. Truly beautiful despite being cold! Could have spent a lot more time just watching the world go by. Truly magic.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Itravel0ne
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,911 contributions
    Perfect wonder
    Lake Wakatipu is a natural wonder that leaves an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to witness its beauty. The lake’s striking, serpentine shape is truly captivating, set against a backdrop of majestic mountains that seem to touch the sky. The water’s crystal clarity reflects the surrounding landscapes like a mirror, making it a photographer’s dream. Visitors have a wealth of activities to choose from, whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore, a scenic cruise on its pristine waters, or adventurous water sports. The nearby town of Queenstown offers a vibrant mix of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 October 2023
  • KomfortablyNumb
    Katikati, New Zealand170 contributions
    So beautiful
    Just watched the New Year’s Eve fireworks over this beautiful lake. Just makes this gorgeous lake even more special. The surrounding mountains just add to the magic of the deep azure water. Heaven on earth.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2023
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abhy
Mumbai, India325 contributions
Jan 2024
This is the main reason to visit Queenstown. Its the reason to stay here!

Do yourself a favour and explore all the sides of the lake via driving! You will thank yourself!
Written 3 January 2024
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KomfortablyNumb
Katikati, New Zealand170 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Just watched the New Year’s Eve fireworks over this beautiful lake. Just makes this gorgeous lake even more special. The surrounding mountains just add to the magic of the deep azure water. Heaven on earth.
Written 31 December 2023
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Desmond C
Ipswich, Australia48 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The lake is central to everything Queenstown and provides a backdrop for range of activities and things to do - lots of walks, cycle paths to do at a leisurely pace as well as the higher-adrenaline water-based activities. Lake Wakatipu is an amazing natural feature in Queenstown - the light and weather are constantly changing bringing new views of/across the lake.
Written 28 December 2023
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NamFahBluewaterworld
Surin, Thailand1,439 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful lake touches with nature and is also quiet but the journey quite far away from anything but overall it worth visited.
Written 22 December 2023
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Life Is Travel
Atlanta, GA136 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beatiful lake , words do not do justice. Has everything you want from kayaks to jetboats, all water activities. Or you can hike trails around the lake. Very scenic, very peaceful
Written 5 December 2023
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,911 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Lake Wakatipu is a natural wonder that leaves an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to witness its beauty. The lake’s striking, serpentine shape is truly captivating, set against a backdrop of majestic mountains that seem to touch the sky. The water’s crystal clarity reflects the surrounding landscapes like a mirror, making it a photographer’s dream.

Visitors have a wealth of activities to choose from, whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore, a scenic cruise on its pristine waters, or adventurous water sports. The nearby town of Queenstown offers a vibrant mix of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.
Written 6 October 2023
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Kez
Brisbane, Australia133 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Amazing scenery and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyed walking the waterfront. Truly beautiful despite being cold! Could have spent a lot more time just watching the world go by. Truly magic.
Written 5 August 2023
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MERRILYN BANBURY
Nowra, Australia2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great views and excellent lunch. It was great to see and experience a NZ sheep farm.even though we are im.our late seventies THIS WAS A valuable opportunity to see as much of Queenstown in ourvown time
Merrilyn Banbury
Written 26 April 2023
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Patrick and Kira Bromley
Brisbane, Australia92 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very lovely lake. Super clear water. Lots to do around the lake and on the lake. The higher you go up the bluer the water looks.
Written 20 April 2023
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jenifer g
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Queenstown NZ has to many tourists (even for April - the off season). It takes a very long time to get anywhere due to all the traffic and lack of infrustructure.
Food is crazy expensive and be sure to book well in advanced. As tourists we found Queenstown New Zealand to be way to busy and felt more like being back in the city grind.
Written 5 April 2023
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