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Scuba Diving in Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

Visibility Range:
8-25 m/26-82 ft
Depth:
380-420 m/1246-1377 ft
Water Temperature:
6°C (42.8°F) to 16°C (60.8°F)
Queenstown is considered by many sportsmen as the capital of extreme sports and adventure activities. It is situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand.

The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.

Lake Wakatipu is the longest lake in New Zealand (80 km/49 mi length) and the second largest in South Island situated at an altitude of 310 m/1017 ft. It offers a great number of diving spots, consisting thus the perfect destination for scuba diving lovers. Its depth ranges from 380 to 420 m/1246 to 1377 ft, and is therefore approximately 100 m/328 ft below sea level. On your dive, you will meet various territorial fish like salmons, long-fin eels, brown and rainbow trout.

Note: Visibility range: 8-25 m/26-82 ft. Temperatures: average of 6°C/42.8°F during winter and 16°C/60.8°F during summer.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Invercargill
187 km (116.2 miles), 2 hours 14 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
282 km (175.2 miles), 3 hours 24 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound National Park
268 km (166.5 miles), 3 hours 6 min
Follow State Highway 94 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY AIR
Queenstown International Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

Schools

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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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