From towering mountain peaks to stunning waterfalls and glaciers, New Zealand is home to more natural wonders than we can count, and its lakes are among the very best. They’re scattered all around this charming island country and here are a few you should put on your bucket list.
Located in the Otago region, home to some of New Zealand’s most stunning lakes, Lake Wakatipu is safely tucked away between the Remarkables and the Hector Mountains. It will win you over with its scenic beauty and the many adrenaline-rush activities it has in store.
Lake Tekapo needs no special introduction because it’s one of New Zealand’s top attractions. It’s one of the sunniest places in the entire country, best known for its stunning seasonal display of lupin flowers that bloom along its shores.
One of the most beautiful lakes along the edge of the Mackenzie Basin, Lake Pukaki will win you over with its glacial blue waters and amazing views of Mount Cook.
One of the largest lakes in New Zealand, Lake Wanaka is best known for being home to the iconic That Wanaka Tree, a solitary crooked willow growing all alone in the middle of the lake.