Queenstown and Glenorchy, New Zealand

Queenstown is the most popular tourist destination in New Zealand. For that reason it can be very crowded too but that doesn’t come in the way of you enjoying the natural scenery found in and around Queenstown.

Queenstown lake also called Lake Wakatipu is a large scenic lake that is a photographer’s dream. There are many lake activities like jet boats, scenic tours and parasailing.

 

The drive from Glenorchy to Queenstown:

A very scenic lakeside drive of about 45 minutes.

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Lake Wanaka New Zealand

Lake Wanaka is a scenic lake in South Island of new Zealand. Wanaka is a major tourist town that has many hotels and restaurants. There are plenty of restaurants and bars on lake front that offer a scenic view of the lake.

There are many activities in Wanaka like scenic flights, lake cruises and kayaking.

Mountain biking in Wanaka:

There are two mountain bike tracks around lake Wanaka. One is an intermediate level track that is about 3 hours return. This track offers spectacular scenery of the lake and surrounding mountains. Second is a flat track on the west side of the lake that can be done by beginners.