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Lake Wakatipu

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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kiran Shah

Great water activity and riding a water scooter and paraflight is a life time experience A scenic lake and a jogging track along is the onderful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great water activity and riding a water scooter and paraflight is a life time experience A scenic lake and a jogging track along is the onderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

such a lovely lake with stunning scenery.The cloud base was extremely low and very atmosphericWe took a boat trip on TSS Earnshaw and what an experience.Even a pianist at a grand piano.You are able to view the people working in the engine room and there is a small on board museum.A lovely half day trip and beautiful scenery.Also lovely to... More 

Thank malcTorbay
Drouin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great ride on a steam boat. Fantastic scenery all the way. Interesting history. Quaint piano performance on return trip.

Thank Jennifer E
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The highlight of Queenstown is this majestic lake and mountain range. It is relaxing to sightsee on and around. We spent alot of time and enjoyed it all.

Thank Lyn J
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful to see the colours of the surrounding mountains mirrored in the lake. Breath taking every turn of the road.

Thank beachwanderer101
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lake is beautiful with the mountains as a back drop. Lots of viewing points and different ways to access the lake.

Thank filligirl
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lake is simply stunning! We walked along the lake through the gardens and scenery was picture perfect, and spent ages just sitting there admiring the views. There are plenty of activities you can do on the lake such as boat rides, but we were quite happy to stay on the shore looking out.

Thank Megan H
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the views of the lake from the top of the hill are stunning, you get an entirely new perspective from the water as well. We took the 90 minute return boat cruise down the lake to the sheep farm.

Thank madmaxx79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lakes area is simply stunning and is forever changing depending on the time of day and if it is cloudy or sunny. If you like to take photos this is the place to be. Wishing we were here longer or in a few weeks as it would be incredible to see the changing colours of the autumn leaves. Still... More 

Thank KathynGreg
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a number of reasons but thescenery was one. Surrounded by the Remarkables and other mountains, water craft of varying sizes and a range of activities make this a great place to visit.

Thank Richard W

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