Nestled amongst some of the most scenic vistas that New Zealand has to offer, Lake Wakatipu is one of the country’s most-visited tourist attractions. This lightning-shaped, inland lake carves through valleys made by glaciers from the surrounding mountains. Queenstown, dubbed ‘The Adventure Capital of the World’, sits on the bend of the lightning bolt. Jump onboard the iconic T.S.S Earnslaw or take the Queenstown Scenic Tour and bask in the beauty of this region.
‘The Small Lake’, Lake Rotoiti in the Bay of Plenty area of New Zealand is a relatively large lake, contrary to its name and is near the famous Lake Rotorua. It is a popular site for the tourists who wish to go on a boating trip, with the beautiful Manupirua Hot Springs on the lake’s shore which can be reached only by boat. It is connected to Lake Rotorua via the Oahu Channel, and this affected the quality of the lake water in the 1960s.
Covering an area of 344 square kilometers, Lake Te Anau is among the largest southern glacial lakes. The east side of the lake is characterized by rolling hill country. The Murchison and Kepler ranges rise towards the western side which is a magnificent haven of mountains, forests and wilderness. Three large fiords reach towards the lake from the western side and the lake’s main body runs north-south.
Regarded to be the second largest lake in the North Island of New Zealand, the lake of Rotorua is one of the prime tourist attractions for people visiting the city of Rotorua in New Zealand. It stretches for an area of about 79.8 square kilometers and a depth of 10 meters. The city of Rotorua is located on the southern shore of the lake and the town Ngongotaha on the western shore of the same.