Kayaking in Lake Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago New Zealand

27mi / 45km
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!