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Lake Wanaka

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Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took relaxing walk on the banks of Gorgeous Wanaka Lake on our way to Rippon Vineyard Wine Tasting. Ample free facilities well utilized by public. Will visit again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank veesingh88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's really very beautiful lake specially in calm weather /no wind/. Better time for Wanaka tree pics - early morning or before sunset.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 361annav
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was raining when we got there nevertheless it was a nice afternoon where kids could play at the playground, teenagers getting selfy. If you are driving a caravan/campervan please make sure you don't park at areas where caravans aren't allowed. The signage wasn't that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NaiSan33
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've bicycle from wanaka all along the lake unto albert town and back to wanaka and it was really really nice track , many beautiful spot I stopped to

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Berenice O
Reviewed 4 days ago

lovely to stop and sit at the lake - we had done the kepler and routeburn tracks so time to be able to soak our feet in the gorgeous cool water - untouched beauty with so much to offer inall seasons - absoutely beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 67arda
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is beautiful lake to travel beside the northern part on NH 6, then to admire the southern part from the town of Wanaka at its southern tip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wanaka is like Queenstown was 25 years ago. Still quite touristy but small and plenty to do and see. Easy access to the lakes and great views all over the place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diverupe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location. Great food. Great place to visit for families. Went to award winning pie chop and Patagonia ice cream - all excellent. Lovely bike path and skate board ring at the Pembroke park for kids

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jojohill1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location, lots of available in the town. So many walks available. It was lovely just sitting and relaxing by the lake.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Briony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the walkway and bike trail arround the lake, its a nice mild ride/walk and there are some beauty scenes. Swimming is great! I'd recommend some aqua shoes cause most of the footing is small rocks

Date of experience: January 2019
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13 July 2018|
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Response from santo-trainsspotter7 | Reviewed this property |
Easy but also a bit difficult question ? Depend on your preference of hotel type. Most of the hotels are still at the walking distances from the lake front, where all facilities usually located, restaurants, cafes, shop... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from gjpeg | Reviewed this property |
Some great walks and views along the banks of River Clutha and also from Mount Rocky.
22 February 2017|
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Response from WellTraveled3 | Reviewed this property |
You might do the stargazing tour at the top of the Skyline Gondola before you leave Queenstown. It is excellent and the telescopes and commentary are first rate. They start at 10PM and go for about an hour and the sky is... More