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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the worlds most spectacular lakes - and there is no better place to enjoy it than form Queenstown. On the lake there are a huge number of attractions including Jet Boats, Steamers and Speedboat (Sharks). Alternatively, take a walk around the...More

Thank mark j
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pass by here, and you'll start thinking "how can I come back and live here?" . This lake is a stuning part of the stunning NZ South Island.

Thank CarloAlberto R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very scenic lake with mountains all around (360 degrees). I recommend taking a $10 water taxi to the Hilton Hotel - grab some lunch or dinner then hop on a water taxi back. Great way to see the lake for cheap!

Thank EmmyLou85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake Wakatipu is basically the inspirational background of Queenstown surrounded by the Remarkable mountains behind. It's the third largest lake in New Zealand. The Dart river flows into the northern part of the lake. We drove down to the villages of Glenorchy & also to...More

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is the highlight of Queenstown where you can enjoy thru a cruise, parasailing or boating activities. The scenery from the shore is simply amazing.

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My goodness this must be paradise at its best. Was in Queenstown and had the opportunity to go on the steam boat out on the lake ...just the best with the setting of the sun and the surrounding mountains just awesome. The stories I heard...More

Thank Di L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

truly enjoy this place each time. Highly recommended - the boat trip is a must try for families. The view from our hotel of lake wakatipu was breathtaking. Everything is close by

Thank Geline O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely not to be missed, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities on the water, over the water & in the water, combined with the most beautiful vistas to take in. Bring you camera, GoPro & anything else you might have to capture all the moments!

Thank Aaron C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surrounded by mountains, this lake is not only huge but truely beautiful. It's not hard to find a secluded spot to take some amazing photos. Or a boat ride or the TSS Earnslaw for a bit of a ride. Just gorgeous.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a ride out and they had this (added price) adventure to Mount Nicholas and go to the sheep farm. It was a blast. I went on what was a bit of a rainy day and had the place to myself for 2 hours....More

Thank BrantLosAngeles
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