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Lake Wakatipu overview

Lake Wakatipu is a romantic getaway, distinct for its beaches and parks, and known for its marina and shops. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. This winter paradise is home to popular ski areas, such as Coronet Peak Ski Area. Make some memories at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Mt Crichton Loop Track. A family- and business-friendly area, Lake Wakatipu also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Lake Wakatipu

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Lake Wakatipu has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Lake Wakatipu with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Lake Wakatipu hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Lake Wakatipu hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Lake Wakatipu

Fly in to Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 8.5 mi (13.8 km) from central Lake Wakatipu.

What to see around Lake Wakatipu

Outdoor activities such as a marina, skiing and sporting events are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • TSS Earnslaw Steamship
  • • The Remarkables Ski Area
  • • Coronet Peak Ski Area
  • • Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve
  • • Cardrona Alpine Resort
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Kiwi and Birdlife Park
  • • Skyline Gondola
  • • Alpine Aqualand
  • • AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping
Its beaches and parks are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Cecil Peak
  • • Queenstown Gardens
  • • Bob's Peak
  • • Skippers Canyon
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Steamer Wharf
  • • Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market
  • • Queenstown Mall
  • • Remarkables Park Town Centre
Here are some favourite choices:
  • • Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • • Mt Crichton Loop Track
  • • Ben Lomond Walkway
  • • SKYCITY Wharf Casino
  • • Skyline Queenstown Complex

When to visit Lake Wakatipu

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 21°C day, 9°C night
  • April-June: 18°C day, 2°C night
  • July-September: 15°C day, 2°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, 6°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 9 cm
  • April-June: 9 cm
  • July-September: 9 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
  • Romantic
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Business-friendly
  • Beaches