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Lake Wakatipu

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Dazzling Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake. Shaped like an inverted "n" it is a highlight of a trip to Queenstown, which nestles against a curve near the middle of the lake. During the last ice age a huge glacier carved out the lake, which sinks to a depth of 1,300 feet (400 meters).The surrounding mountains that fed the glacier provide a dramatic backdrop to the crystal waters.

Atmospheric pressures cause the lake to rise and fall about 5 inches (12 centimeters) every 5 minutes. This gave rise to the Maori legend that the rise and fall of the water is the heartbeat of a giant who lies slumbering under the water.

The magnificent lake was the location for the Lothlorein scenes in The Lord of the Rings movie. If you’d like to get out on the water the most genteel way is to climb aboard the refurbished vintage steamship the TSS Earnslaw. Cruises across the lake will take you to Walter Peak where you can see a working high-country farm.

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Dagtrip naar Milford Sound vanuit Queenstown

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Ontdek Milford Sound tijdens een dagtrip vanuit Queenstown. U reist in een luxe bus met panoramische ramen door het prachtige Fiordland en maakt een ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Queenstown, Nieuw-Zeeland
  • Duur: 12 uur 30 minuten
  • Taal: Engels
Van USD 177,22