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Kayaking in Lake Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago New Zealand

Length:
27mi / 45km
Altitude:
984ft / 300m
Deepest point:
984ft / 300m
Wanaka is a small town in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, situated on the south side of Lake Wanaka.

The town is surrounded by the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Crown Range, Haast Pass, Roys Peak and Pisa Range and is close to Mount Aspiring National Park (World Heritage Area). Despite the mountainous scenery, the climate is considered to be continental, with fairly warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 25°C/77°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.

Lake Wanaka, created by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, lies at an altitude of approximately 984 ft/300 m and is surrounded by the Southern Alps. Its deepest point is more than 984 ft/300 m and it has an overall length of 27 mi/45 km constituting the perfect destination for water sport lovers.

Explore its beauty and mysteries while paddling inside a kayak and visit the small islands that lie in the south part of the lake (Stevensons, Harwich and Ruby’s islands). Enjoy the magnificent alpine view and the breathtaking wild landscape!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Queenstown
68.2 km (42.4 miles), 58 min
Follow State Highway 6 and continue onto Cardrona Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
276 km (171.5 miles), 3 hours 16 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Christchurch
426 km (264.7 miles), 5 hours 2 min
Follow State Highway 73A and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY AIR
Wanaka Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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