Lake Wanaka

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Lake Wanaka is tranquilly set amongst towering mountains that lie at the heart of the Southern Lakes. A dramatic glacier carved basin connects the township of Lake Wanaka to the shores of the glistening lake. Here on these shores you will find yourself at the gateway to stunning river valleys, mountainous ranges, spectacular views, a walkers paradise all found within the mighty Mt Aspiring National Park. Lake Wanaka spans 45 kilometres (27.96 miles) in length, with a depth of 311 metres and 10 kilometres (6.21 miles) at its widest point. The warm weather brings exciting, fun, thrilling water sports to the lake. Or a more leisurely inspired past-time such as a chartered yacht trip, dinghy hireage, a fun, scenic kayaking trip, fly fishing, drift fishing, friendly local guides, all can be enjoyed during daylight hours or try an evening’s boating excursion out amongst the still evening night air and the incredible night sky. And as the temperatures plummet during the winter months Lake Wanaka’s surrounding areas become a winter wonderland for international tourists to experience outstanding, exciting downhill, Nordic and heli-skiing adventures. Cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve with its native and exotic bush fauna, and observe the uniqueness of a glacial remnant from the last ice age, truly stunning. April’s autumnal colours are celebrated against the backdrop of the Southern Lakes with The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour’s event. This biennial celebration of the arts is held over six sensational days and nights with inspiring performers, thriving arts and crafts exhibitions by national and international artists brings this event to be a premiere destination for local, national and international tourists to immerse themselves in. Visit Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World , the Wanaka Beerworks, try your hand at a range of shooting activities, or a leisurely round of mini golf, hike, bike, visit the Wanaka Transport Museum with all modes of transport on display, the Warbirds & Wheels over Wanaka International Air show is world renowned for its legendary three day celebration of aviation history and events.
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