Voted as one of the world's top 10 most romantic destinations,
Lake Wanaka is a picture-perfect alpine lake located in the Otago
region of the South Island. It is New Zealand's fourth-largest lake
and certainly one of its most beautiful. The lake is popular for
boating, fishing and swimming and the temperate climate ensures
that this is a year-round destination. The nearby Harris Mountains
provide ample opportunity for skiing in winter as well.
Transportation: Daily coach services link Wanaka with Dunedin,
Christchurch, Invercargill, the West Coast and neighbouring
Queenstown. At Lake Wanaka, visitors can hire a car, taxi or bike
to get around the small lakeside towns.