Of all the destinations that come to mind when one envisions snow capped peaks, black sand beaches and enigmatic volcanoes, New Zealand perhaps the one that tops the imagination. If you are a nature lover, this country will undoubtedly be there in your priority list. Natural attractions in the country are not only limited to majestic mountains, splendid waterfalls and spectacular wildlife. The lakes in New Zealand also captivate the senses of travellers who have an inclination towards the Mother Nature and Lake Wanaka is one such highlight of the destination often referred to as ‘God’s own country’. Let’s check a little more about this lake and its surrounding areas that make it a prominent attraction in the Kiwi Nation.
Besides being home to the highest paved highway, Cardrona is also notable for being a prominent skiing and snowboarding destination in the country. Spectacular location and availability of an array of winter sports for all age groups make Cardrona one of best winter destinations in New Zealand. This valley is strategically located between Queenstown and Wanaka and entices travellers all through the year. During summers, it becomes a coveted destination among mountain bikers and hikers buying tickets aboard flights to enjoy an adventurous holiday in New Zealand.
Mt Aspiring National Park
Only a short drive from Lake Wanaka, this national park is dotted with splendid mountains, tranquil river, cascading waterfalls and soothing wilderness. The world heritage site offers an incredible retreat to indulge in jet boat rides. One can also buy tickets for helicopter tours to enjoy scenic flights and take an aerial view of the beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park.
This region is peppered with countless draws exhibiting culture, history, adventure and of course natural beauty. Apart from immersing into the essence of natural charm, you can add an adventurous streak to your New Zealand holiday with hunting. Hiking enthusiasts can choose from a variety of walks to explore the grandeur of this Kiwi gem.
Lake Hawea, home to numerous legendary fishing spots, is a haven for adventurous souls. Located around 15 minutes from Wanaka, a drive to this place is all about delighting in the fascinating sights and sounds of Mother Nature. Travellers visiting here can add activities like kite surfing, kayaking, wind surfing and paragliding. For hikers and trekkers, Isthmus Peak and Johns Creek are a must!