Boats on Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand

Posted: May 1, 2009 in boat, boats, cruising, sailboats, sailing, yacht, yachting, yachts
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Lake Wakatipu is an lake in the South Island of New Zealand, at the southwest corner of Otago Region. Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s longest lake at 80 kilometres, and its third largest at 291 km². Lake Wakatipu is renowned for its scenic beauty and is surrounded by mountains (including the Remarkables mountain range which lies along its southeastern edge).

Lake Wakatipu is a popular venue for adventure tourism, with skifields, paragliding, bungy jumping, hiking trails, and of course, lots of room for sailing.

Yacht by Falconne007.
Sailboat on Lake Wakatipu by Falconne007

If this lake looks familiar it is because Lake Wakatipu doubled as the famous Scottish ‘Loch Ness’ in the 2007 film ‘The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep.’

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