Best known for its skiing and beautiful blue lake, Wanaka is certainly not short of adventure activities - sky diving, rock climbing, gliding, heliskiing, caving and jet boating are all on offer here as well as other challenging outdoor pursuits. Wanaka township has a host of entertaining things to do and see, so when you've finished exploring the surrounding lakes, mountains and national parks, take a couple of days to unwind and soak up its friendly atmosphere.
With Lake Wakatipu on its doorstep and the spectacular mountain ranges of The Remarkables, the Eyre and Richardson mountains, and the Crown Range providing a breathtaking backdrop, Queenstown is highly acclaimed as one of the most picturesque places in the world. Also a renowned adventure capital, it won't disappoint any visitor who comes here seeking excitement. The Shotover and Kawarau rivers are popular jet boating and whitewater rafting haunts, but the town has its fair share of gentler pursuits. Take a steamboat cruise on the lake, a quirky segway tour of the town, enjoy Queenstown's plethora of cafes, restaurants and shops, or visit the historic township of Arrowtown.
THE BEST OF LAKE WANAKA AND QUEENSTOWN
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