Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
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  • Kez
    Brisbane, Australia149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking Lakeside
    Amazing scenery and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyed walking the waterfront. Truly beautiful despite being cold! Could have spent a lot more time just watching the world go by. Truly magic.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Itravel0ne
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia2,397 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect wonder
    Lake Wakatipu is a natural wonder that leaves an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to witness its beauty. The lake’s striking, serpentine shape is truly captivating, set against a backdrop of majestic mountains that seem to touch the sky. The water’s crystal clarity reflects the surrounding landscapes like a mirror, making it a photographer’s dream. Visitors have a wealth of activities to choose from, whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore, a scenic cruise on its pristine waters, or adventurous water sports. The nearby town of Queenstown offers a vibrant mix of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 5, 2023
  • KomfortablyNumb
    Katikati, New Zealand191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So beautiful
    Just watched the New Year’s Eve fireworks over this beautiful lake. Just makes this gorgeous lake even more special. The surrounding mountains just add to the magic of the deep azure water. Heaven on earth.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 31, 2023
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Alejandro A
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the most beautiful views, so calm and peacefully to spend some time with your love ones, your not going to regret it
Written May 3, 2024
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Aruna Gunawardena
Colombo, Sri Lanka5,413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
A beautiful lake. Surrounded by hotels, motels & restaurants. Boat rides, Speed boat rides & of course for swimming if the water is not so cold
Written March 11, 2024
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abhy
Mumbai, India319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
This is the main reason to visit Queenstown. Its the reason to stay here!

Do yourself a favour and explore all the sides of the lake via driving! You will thank yourself!
Written January 3, 2024
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KomfortablyNumb
Katikati, New Zealand191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Just watched the New Year’s Eve fireworks over this beautiful lake. Just makes this gorgeous lake even more special. The surrounding mountains just add to the magic of the deep azure water. Heaven on earth.
Written December 31, 2023
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Desmond C
Ipswich, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The lake is central to everything Queenstown and provides a backdrop for range of activities and things to do - lots of walks, cycle paths to do at a leisurely pace as well as the higher-adrenaline water-based activities. Lake Wakatipu is an amazing natural feature in Queenstown - the light and weather are constantly changing bringing new views of/across the lake.
Written December 28, 2023
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NamFahBluewaterworld
Surin, Thailand3,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful lake touches with nature and is also quiet but the journey quite far away from anything but overall it worth visited.
Written December 22, 2023
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Life Is Travel
Atlanta, GA132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beatiful lake , words do not do justice. Has everything you want from kayaks to jetboats, all water activities. Or you can hike trails around the lake. Very scenic, very peaceful
Written December 5, 2023
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia2,397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Lake Wakatipu is a natural wonder that leaves an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to witness its beauty. The lake’s striking, serpentine shape is truly captivating, set against a backdrop of majestic mountains that seem to touch the sky. The water’s crystal clarity reflects the surrounding landscapes like a mirror, making it a photographer’s dream.

Visitors have a wealth of activities to choose from, whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore, a scenic cruise on its pristine waters, or adventurous water sports. The nearby town of Queenstown offers a vibrant mix of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.
Written October 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kez
Brisbane, Australia149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Amazing scenery and wildlife. Thoroughly enjoyed walking the waterfront. Truly beautiful despite being cold! Could have spent a lot more time just watching the world go by. Truly magic.
Written August 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MERRILYN BANBURY
Nowra, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great views and excellent lunch. It was great to see and experience a NZ sheep farm.even though we are im.our late seventies THIS WAS A valuable opportunity to see as much of Queenstown in ourvown time
Merrilyn Banbury
Written April 26, 2023
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