Lake Wanaka, like heaven, is like a dream. Not only does it have clear lake water, like a brilliant blue pearl embedded in the mountains, but also a star tree, the famous "net red" tree of New Zealand - "That Wanaka Tree, Chinese name "Lonely Tree". The "lonely tree" is the landmark of Lake Wanaka. Search "That Wanaka Tree" on Google Maps to find the location of the tree. She is also one of the most classic tourist attractions in New Zealand. Hugo's novel Notre Dame de Paris has become a famous French attraction. Hobbyton, New Zealand, where the Oscar-winning film Ring was filmed, has become a world-famous tourist attraction. This is the infinite power of culture and media. Lonely trees do not know how many photographers and photographers, and countless tourists have been dumped. In the morning glow, in the sunset, under the blue sky, in the white snow, in the breeze, you can see the beautiful shadow of the lonely tree.
Lake Wanaka is in Wanaka town, about an hour's drive from Queen Town. Wanaka is a beautiful place. The lake is very quiet, very beautiful, very clean and pollution-free. Now the popularity is about the same as Queen Town. Many tourists will go to Wanaka first and then to Queenstown, but most of them travel by car. Wanaka is suitable for staying a few nights. It's absolutely worth staying quietly, enjoying the natural scenery and sleeping until she wakes up naturally. There aren't so many tourists in Queenstown. The town basically has everything. There are small shopping malls, gourmet restaurants, everything. The hotel is also newer, cheaper and equipped than Queen Town. It's really comfortable.
Lake Vanaka is a lake in the central and western part of New Zealand's South Island. Lake Vanaka and its sister lake, Lake Hawiya, are giant freshwater lakes squeezed by glaciers. The lake is clear and blue in the sunshine. It is magnificent and beautiful. Lake Vanaka is famous because of the town of Vanaka on the lakeside. The more beautiful lake view is Lake Hawaii. The scenery is on the road. The most beautiful scenery of the two lakes is on the way from Fox Glacier to Wanaka Town. The lake is facing the mountains. The lake is open. On sunny days, the sky is blue and the water is blue. When the wind blows, there are waves like the sea. When I went, it was early autumn, and the first snow fell. The mountains were covered with a thin layer of snow, reflecting the unusual quietness of the lake.
Here the lake is clear, sitting in the car and seeing from afar that snow covers the mountains, the lake water under the mountains is very blue and spectacular! __________ Landscapes are all on the road, starting from Fox Glacier Town, traveling through the mountains, let you linger and forget to return. There is a lake heart tree in the southwest corner of town, growing alone in the lake, is a landmark landscape. The lake has receded a lot in winter! We unconsciously took a picture with the lonely tree!
Lake Vanna is the largest lake in the whole South Island. It is adjacent to Lake Hawaii. Driving from the West coast, you can see two lakes on the road at the same time. The lake water here is dark blue and the water quality is clear to the bottom. In addition to the usual view of the lake in the town of Wanaka, we stopped at the intersection of Lake Hawaiia and Lake Wanaka. There are fewer people here, and you can see the snow mountains in the distance.
We went to February, which is the peak season of New Zealand's tourism. Almost every tourist attraction has a Chinese figure. The country is rich. Of course, New Zealand won't make you feel guilty about spending money. You'll find it worthwhile and worthwhile. Queen Town is too suitable for eating, drinking and having fun. Bigger-faced hamburgers are also worth queuing. Pizza and shopping malls from centuries-old shops are worth it. We rented two mountain bikes in the morning and rode around the lake for four hours. Flowers and fruits along the way, towering trees, clear lake water, blue sky and white clouds are the pure land of the world. We must go cycling around the lake. We can't just sit in the car and watch it. Otherwise, we will not live up to the beautiful scenery of this beautiful day.
Walking along the lake, taking a picture of the lonely trees, D7 climbed up Iron Mountain to have a bird's eye view of Vanaka, and then drove over the hill to Queen Town. There were a lot of people here, traffic jams, tour groups, open-air bands, and a long line of Ferg Burger, but it tasted good.
When a piece of water appeared, the guide told us that the beautiful lake was called Lake Wanaka, the fourth largest lake in New Zealand, with a depth of more than 300 meters. Snow Mountain left a beautiful reflection on the calm lake. After a long drive along the lakeside highway, we temporarily said goodbye to Lake Vanaka and came to Lake Hawea, a sister lake, which corresponds to it. They are located on both sides of the road and are two sister lakes that are not connected with each other. Both lakes are glacial barrier lakes. Most of the lake water comes from melting snow and glaciers. The lake water appears particularly blue in the high mountains. Like other inland lakes on the South Island, it is said that Lake Hawiya and Lake Vanaka were artificially excavated by Maori under the leadership of their great Chief Tilakehaotu. The chieftain had a magical digging stick that could crush all the rocks to pieces, while the sand and stones dug out piled up into nearby hills. We walked from the town of Wanaka along the river across the city to Lake Wanaka. Apart from tourists, there are more local people here. Some of them play with their children, and some of them come here for a picnic. The seagulls and ducks on the lakeside are not afraid of people at all. They enjoy themselves at the shore. Some people in the lake are canoeing. There are also people walking dogs on the shore. Seeing such beautiful scenery and arbitrary flying seabirds, the puppy was excited to run back and forth by the water. Several big trees along the lake have unique and beautiful shapes. Although some of them are still dead branches, these trees are maple trees with red leaves blooming in autumn.
Lake Wanaka is the largest and most famous lake among many lakes in Queenstown. It covers an area of nearly 200 square kilometers and is also the deepest lake. So the lake is dark blue and deep. There are many water projects to choose from. The most interesting ones are Lake rafting and speedboat parachutes.