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Lake Wakatipu

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Address: New Zealand
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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour
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Half-Day Wakatipu Basin 4WD Tour from Queenstown
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Lake Wakatipu Nature Walking Tour from Queenstown

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Nearly lost my fingers and toes

It's bloody freezing at this time of year, so I don't recommend going for a swim. Head along the Glenorchy road and there are a few good stop-offs within minutes of leaving QT.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's bloody freezing at this time of year, so I don't recommend going for a swim. Head along the Glenorchy road and there are a few good stop-offs within minutes of leaving QT.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We are staying at the Garden court and have now walked to the lake several times. The views are absolutely incredible and if you get down to the lake for sunrise even better. This is a must do activity in Queenstown NZ.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The lake nestles the city / town of Queenstown. It's grand and majestic. The drive towards Te Anau through this lake is quite spectacular. Just many photo options. The remarkables on the backdrop just provides the perfect setting for more pic.

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Thank Kiran K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

There are many lakes in NZ and they all have their own characteristics. Lake Wakatipu is blessed to have the Remarkables and other mountains as backdrops so it is one of the more beautiful lakes. To view the lake in all its glory, the best view is from high above. If you can afford a helicopter ride, that would be... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were really blessed to be able to enjoy an extraordinary amazing awesome panorama along our way from Milford Sound to Queenstown, especially as the weather was also in our favor. It was a clear sunny afternoon to enjoy the full astonishing area of Lake Wakatipu ! Since we were traveling in a group using a quite big bus, unfortunately,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed at YHA lakefront which is right next to lake wakatipu. It was autumn. Rained the whole week while we were here. But on clear mornings, the view was spectacular :)) Recommend to have a nice morning walk in the park along Lake wakatipu. Do layer up as it gets pretty cold due to the wind.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The lake is amazing with the beached area in the center of queenstown , a lot of boats touristy are always on in which sucks but its a great view and really nice a bit cold though but thats fine

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

New Zealand is truly a beautiful country and a welcoming place. Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake in the South Island of New Zealand. The lake is famous for its scenic beauty and is surrounded by mountains. Love New Zealand, love Queenstown and love Lake Wakatipu !!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This lake is surrounded by mountains. It is long and narrow, and shaped like a snake. We stayed in Queenstown one day. Our hotel is at the lakeshore facing this scenic lake. In the morning the lake was all tranquil and resting, but in the afternoon, the lake came alive with speed boats, steamship, restaurants, shopping malls and a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Mountains, 5 colors of water, forests, blue sky...it doesnt get any better than this. The "Lady of the lake" steamboat is an added plus.

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