Lake Wakatipu is one of the well-known glacial lakes in the Southern Lakes District. Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s third largest lake covering 289 square km and having a maximum depth of 380 m.
Queenstown and Glenorchy are two well-known towns situated close to Lake Wakatipu. A somewhat lesser known town, which is also situated near Lake Wakatipu is Kingston.
Glenorchy is located on the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, Kingston is located on the southern end of Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown is located near the center of Lake Wakatipu where it bends.
Lake Wakatipu is a very clear and deep lake with the color of its water changing as the weather changes. The color of the water in Lake Wakatipu can shift anywhere from murky gray to crystal clear blue.
On the day the video of Lake Wakatipu below was shot, the weather was stunningly beautiful, which made the water in Lake Wakatipu look crystal clear as viewed from its shores in Queenstown.
I shot this video from the walking trail that goes around the Kelvin Heights Golf Course on the Kelvin Heights peninsula. If you’re staying in one of the hotels in Queenstown city center and did not rent a car to drive in New Zealand, you’ll have to arrange transportation to get to this location.