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Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

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Outdoors, Lake, Scenic Lookout
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Queenstown, New Zealand
https://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/lake-wakatipu/
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Lake Wakatipu is the third largest lake in New Zealand. Famous for its scenic beauty, it is popular for adventure tourism, with paragliding, bungy jumping and tramping tracks within easy reach.

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San Diego, California

This beautiful large lake is the centerpiece for Queenstown. There are all sorts of water activities available, including a cruise in the T.S.S. Earnslaw, a vintage steamship. Make sure you take the Skyline to the top of the hill to get a birdseye view of the lake.

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Foster City, California, USA

Longest lake in NZ, located in South Island next to Queenstown, which is on the north shore of the lake close to eastern end of its mid section.

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Salt Lake City

Love the willows by The lake and the Earnslaw Ferry which give a nice view of Queenstown and Wakapitu Lake. The lake area near Glenorchy is pretty too with more mountain view.

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Bellingham

Absolutely beautiful. Take some time to walk around the lake and appreciate how magnificent your surroundings are!

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The lake is beautiful, especially with reflections of the mountains..worth a drive to Glenorchy along the lakes edge

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Lake Wakatipu is the second largest lake in the Southern Lakes District, covering 290 square km.Lake Wakatipu is five kilometers wide at its widest, and the total length is 84km. During the last ice age, a huge glacier moving from the north west carved out what is now Lake Wakatipu.

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Stunning lake so picturesque

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New York City, New York State, USA

Gorgeous glacial lake and a must if you love nature.

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Sydney, Australia

Beautiful lake, stunning view wherever you look.

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San Diego
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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