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Lake Wakatipu

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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$53.90*
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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour
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US$39.53*
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Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
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US$132.96*
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Half-Day Wakatipu Basin 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Just spent a week around and on Lake Wakatipu. It is a beautiful holiday destination. You can drive it's boundaries and fully enjoy so the different colours and beaches. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynne A
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just spent a week around and on Lake Wakatipu. It is a beautiful holiday destination. You can drive it's boundaries and fully enjoy so the different colours and beaches. It provides lots of fun on water activities including the super cool shark boat tours. Plus, when you venture up the Gondola, the lake is absolutely spectacular as a backdrop.

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Scone, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lake is absolutely breathtaking. Set in amongst the mountains it should be one of the 7 wonders. We loved three setting so much we traveled from Australia to get married on a mountain overlooking it. A must see.

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Thank JeffynKatie
Brisbane
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed on the lake at the novatel and did the boat trip across to the sheepstation. Such a memorable place, this lake with enthral and entrance you, we will be back. An amazingly stunning lake whether you're walking driving sailing or flying over.

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Thank wandawoo
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing place with adventurous activities like parasailing...Cruise..Along the harbor.. there are numerous restaurants and bar..

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Thank anshul_singhal
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful lake. Have been on a jet boat, plane, 4WD tours. Best free views from the Queenstown Gardens and en route to the airport.

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Thank Jietong L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to walk around or cycle around. There are a few walks you can do around the lake as well to see some views which are more private

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Thank Pavni L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels like the Lake is the center of Queenstown. There are shops, restaurants, and parks surrounding the lake and people congregate here. Such a fun, chill vibe! :)

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Thank Pamela T
New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many different access points to this lake all the way from Kingston to the south end to Glenorchy at the north end. Each place you stop along the way offers different views. One of the more scenic looking NZ lakes in my opinion, with towering mountains/hills on either side. Taking a boat ride gives one an idea of how wide... More 

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Albany, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Queenstown to Glenorchy following Lake Wakatipu and the views were stunning all the way. The lake its vast and nestled amongst the backdrop of the mountains which makes for some stunning photoshots. We also took a cruise on the lake on the SS Earnshaw which offers a lot of information and history of the lake. Absolutely stunning... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a week overlooking Lake Wakatipu and it looked different hour by hour and day by day. Stunning in sunshine, rain and the awesome low hanging morning cloud. I'll miss this view!

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