The Most Beautiful Lakes in New Zealand
If New Zealand has one thing in abundance, besides incredible views and mountains, it's lakes. There are more sparkling blue alpine lakes than one might imagine, dotted between ancient glaciers and towering peaks and creating a landscape seemingly untouched by man or time. Including the geothermal lakes to the north, an incredible variety awaits exploration.

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Lake Wanaka to Glendhu Bay Hike

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Soak up the endless horizon on this 15k tramp alongside Lake Wanaka.

Why is this worth your Kiwi time? The rolling and winding track that follows the lake’s edge provides an unobstructed and ridiculous view of the snowcapped mountain tops (head over in spring for sunny skies and cool winds).

Park your car in one of the lakefront car parks in town and head clockwise along the lake. You'll pass Waterfall Creek and the small Damper Bay before you reach Glendhu Bay.

The only thing that is missing here are sculptures of hobbits, dwarves, and trolls (just saying).

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