Torres del Paine is located in Southern Patagonia and is one of the numerous and spectacular national parks in Chile. It was created in 1959 and UNESCO has listed the location as a Biosphere Reserve since 1978. This place is a wonderland for nature enthusiasts from all over the world.
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Kayaking in Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy, Otago New Zealand
It is located at 44 km/27 mi from Queenstown (a breathtaking, scenic drive) and consists the gateway to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Glenorchy and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins.
Lake Wakatipu is the longest lake in New Zealand (80 km/49 mi length) and the second largest in South Island. It is surrounded by glaciated mountains (the highest is Mount Earnslaw) and is drained by Kawarau River.
Wakatipu lake is unique, since it has a tide (the water level rises and drops about 10 cm/3 in in 25 min cycles) and consists a popular destination for the lovers of kayaking. From the shores of Glenorchy you can easily access the secluded Pig and Pigeon Islands. The view from the surrounding mountains is just breathtaking!