Lakes , Adventure , Romantic , Relaxing , Nature
Lake Wakatipu is the highlight of any trip to Queenstown. Its crystal water and mountains will leave you amazed. Jet boating, off-road adventures in the Southern Alps or Paradise Valley, helicopter tours are few of the activities available here for adventure seekers.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 3 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Free
info Tips: Dress in layers as it is a windy in Lake Wakatipu, the glacier-fed lake remains cold regardless of the season.
Lake Wakatipu is the longest lake on New Zealand's South Island. It is a heaven for both serenity seekers as well as adventure seekers. A day on Lake Wakatipu could be highlight of your trip to Queenstown. Because of its unusual shape, Lake Wakatipu has a 'tide' , which causes the water to rise and fall about 10 centimetres every 25 minutes or so.
The best way to appreciate the magnificent alpine scenery here is through cruising. The T.S.S. Earnslaw, a vintage steamship, cruises the lake every day.
During the cruise, apart from witnessing the majestic mountain ranges, you can have dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Tour options are available for both families and solo adventurers.
There are various tour options available for adventure seekers too. Extreme jet boat, an off-road adventure in the Southern Alps or Paradise Valley, helicopter tours are few of the options. Love birds can have romantic picnic atop Cecil Peak. 

Location

76 92 Hensman Road Queenstown Otago New Zealand 9300
City center: Queenstown
Nearest airport: Airport

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Frequently asked Question about Lake Wakatipu

Can you swim in Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown ?
Yes. You can swim in Lake Wakatipu. The water is not salty and clean.
What is the average temperature of the Lake Wakatipu ? Is it too cold ?
Average temperature of Lake Wakatipu is 8 - 10 degrees Celsius.
Why is the Lake Wakatipu popular in Queenstown ?
Lake Wakatipu has a tide (standing wave ), which causes the water to rise and fall about 10 centimetres every 25 minutes or so.
Are there sharks in Lake Wakatipu?
No, there are no sharks in Lake Wakatipu.
How deep is Lake Wakatipu?
Lake Wakatipu is 380 m deep.
Are there aquatic animals such as fish in Lake Wakatipu?
Yes. There are Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Chinook salmon, New Zealand longfin eel. and Climbing galaxias.
How wide is Lake Wakatipu?
Lake Wakatipu is 48 miles long and up to 3 miles wide, and covers an area of 113 sq. miles.
Does Lake Wakatipu have a tide?
Lake Wakatipu has an unusually large seiche or "standing wave", which causes the water to rise and fall about 10 centimetres every 25 minutes
What is the best time to vsit Lake Wakatipu ?
Summers. December to February. February is the least busy month.