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.
Lake Wanaka reviews
We’ve spent a week here and absolutely love the scenery. There is a lovely lakeside walk which goes for kilometers if that’s tour thing. The town is vibrant with cafes, bars and restaurant and good... more »
Beautiful lake, very picturesque. Easy to park nearby for a leisurely walk. The famous Wanaka tree is a big draw card for tourists. 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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