The sparkling, crystal blue waters of the lake surrounded by tall and majestic snow-capped mountains in the backdrop make Lake Wakatipu one of the most picturesque, naturally blessed places to visit in Queenstown. This lightning bolt-shaped lake is the third largest lake in New Zealand.
It has a mythological story behind it and is considered sacred by the local people. One bewildering phenomenon behind the waters of this inland lake is that the water level rises and falls about 20cm every 27 minutes puzzling scientists across the globe.
Location: Southwest of Otago region