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Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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"tss earnslaw"
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"surrounded by mountains"
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"clear water"
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"new zealand"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"queenstown gardens"
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"walter peak"
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With a length of 80 kilometres it is New Zealand's longest lake. The lake is also very deep, its floor being below sea level. The lake is drained by the Kawarau River, which flows out from the lake's Frankton Arm, 8 km (5.0 mi) east...More

Thank SojanIpe
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on Saturday 5th May. Our first look at Lake Wakatipu was in Kingston and then we drove the 45km to Queenstown. The road follows the Lake and there are numerous stopping areas to take in the view of Lake Wakatipu and mountains in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gather yourself and/or your family/friends, grab some food, something to drink (non-alcoholic), sit by the lake and take it all in. The lake is just so serene with all the mountains as the backdrop. The view never gets old no matter where you are sitting.

Thank Sang_from_Oz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The waters of Lake Wakatipu are like glass, sitting on the balcony watching the boats come into the wharf is so relaxing

Thank Bellsie17
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a stunning clear sunny winters day this is possibly the most beautiful place to be in New Zealand

Thank barefootlouise
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I’ve ever made it to Queenstown and I loved it. Such a beautiful place, the lake is just stunning with snowy in the background. Heaps of different entertainment with buskers down by the lake. Lovely sunny winters day! Just stunning well worth a...More

Thank Rayanne72
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a hotel nearby and every day my wife and I walked along the entire track around the lake, enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains in the distance. The lake itself is so vast, calm and peaceful. No wonder there is an...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a caravan and parked at the caravan park. The evening sun down is beautiful and the sun rise is epic. They is limited food around, so better pack some snacks or food when you go there.

Thank War H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a stunning lake - and even more so when driving down from Remarkables. Queenstown has to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to - enjoy the views from all the different lookout points.

Thank kgreenwood
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May be viewed along the Queenstown Trail, or high above from the Skyline Gondola View . Simply Gorgeous from all angles

Thank TRavelBug232323
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