Most Beautiful Lakes in New Zealand’s South Island – A hiking adventure to discover the hidden jewels

A visit to the South Island in New Zealand becomes a wholesome experience only when one has visited at least one of the breath-taking lakes here. Given below are some lakes you might want to check out during your vacation here;

Lake Wanaka| Img by: Mariamichelle via Pixabay


Lake Wanaka

Nestled among the huge mounds of earth known as the Alps in New Zealand, the river is as stunning as can be! This lake is popular among local and foreign tourists for the amazing vistas ideal for photography.

Lake Wakatipu

If you have opted to stay in a property like Oaks Shores offering budget friendly Queenstown apartment accommodation, Lake Wakatipu is just a short distance away. The scenery from Ben Lomond peak is breath-taking and definitely worth a day!

Lake Tekapo

When travelling between Christchurch and Queensland, the lake is not hard to spot with its majestic blue sparkling in the sunlight! This lake is the second largest lake in New Zealand’s South Island and is 700 meters above sea level.

Lake Pukaki

With views of snow-tipped rugged mountains and stunning shades of greenery surrounding the lake, the whole scene is nothing short of remarkable! In fact, the area close to Lake Pukaki was the setting for ‘Laketown’ for the television series ‘The Hobbit’.



Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+