The crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka are home to beautiful islands, secluded beaches and inlets; it's the perfect place to take a boat cruise.

There’s great salmon and trout fishing to be had on Lake Wanaka and neighbouring Lake Hawea, as well as swimming and sunbathing in summer. Cruise or even kayak out to one of the isolated beaches for the day, or take a nature walk to the top of Mou Waho Island to see rare flightless birds as well as the island's picturesque lake.

Away from the lake, jet-boating is a great way to explore the braided river systems of Mt Aspiring National Park and experience the wilderness of the Southern Alps.

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