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’.



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Ride the Skyline Gondola in New Zealand changed as Fascinating things to do in Queensland Skyline – Witness the land of spectacular beauty

The Skyline in Queenstown offers the adventure traveler a plethora of fun activities to indulge in and features some of the best sceneries in the southern hemisphere if you all didn’t know some of these locations have been featured in the popular Lord of the Rings Trilogy as part of the ‘Middle-earth’. So let’s take a look at some of the exciting things you can do here.

The Gondola Ride| Img by: Martijn Nijenhuis via FlickrCC BY-ND 2.0

The Gondola Ride
Located close to some of the best restaurants, like the Oaks Shores. The Skyline Gondola is the best way to explore the beauty of the magnificent mountains of New Zealand. Lean back, relax and Take in the stunning views as you ascend towards Bob’s peak. The ride takes you 450 meters above the Lake of Wakatipu and Queenstown. The 220-degree panoramic view of the breathtaking scenery will surely make you spellbound and will be an unforgettable experience.

Dining at the Skyline restaurant
After an enchanting and awe-inspiring ride, you’ll get to enjoy a scrumptious meal that features some of the best of NZ and international cuisine at the best Queenstown Resort accompanied by wonderful scenery and an exquisite ambiance.

If you are a person who is fascinated with the stars of the night sky; this is the opportunity you might not want to miss. You can enjoy a guided tour of our galaxy and learn all about our southern skies and New Zealand’s Southern Cross. With the help of the state of the art telescopes, you can discover the secrets that lie beyond our galaxy.

Mountain biking
If you seek for an adventurous and thrilling way to explore the mountains of New Zealand heading downhill on a mountain bike is all you need to do. Discover and tackle the challenges of the Queenstown Bike Park – New Zealand’s first ever Gondola-assisted Mountain Bike lift; which includes over 30 world-class trails totaling over 30 kilometers in length and dropping 450 meters downhill.




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