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Reviews about Lake Wanaka


Reviewed on May 11, 2015

When a piece of water appeared, the guide told us that the beautiful lake was called Lake Wanaka, the fourth largest lake in New Zealand, with a depth of more than 300 meters. Snow Mountain left a beautiful reflection on the calm lake. After a long drive along the lakeside highway, we temporarily said goodbye to Lake Vanaka and came to Lake Hawea, a sister lake, which corresponds to it. They are located on both sides of the road and are two sister lakes that are not connected with each other. Both lakes are glacial barrier lakes. Most of the lake water comes from melting snow and glaciers. The lake water appears particularly blue in the high mountains. Like other inland lakes on the South Island, it is said that Lake Hawiya and Lake Vanaka were artificially excavated by Maori under the leadership of their great Chief Tilakehaotu. The chieftain had a magical digging stick that could crush all the rocks to pieces, while the sand and stones dug out piled up into nearby hills. We walked from the town of Wanaka along the river across the city to Lake Wanaka. Apart from tourists, there are more local people here. Some of them play with their children, and some of them come here for a picnic. The seagulls and ducks on the lakeside are not afraid of people at all. They enjoy themselves at the shore. Some people in the lake are canoeing. There are also people walking dogs on the shore. Seeing such beautiful scenery and arbitrary flying seabirds, the puppy was excited to run back and forth by the water. Several big trees along the lake have unique and beautiful shapes. Although some of them are still dead branches, these trees are maple trees with red leaves blooming in autumn.

Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka

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