Wanaka lies on the southern tip of its namesake lake. The stunning Lake Wanaka is New Zealand‘s fourth largest and covers an area of 192 square kilometres (74.13 square miles). In winter, the lake takes a new life form as the surrounding mountains become blanketed in snow. Summertime is when the lake becomes doused with epic water activities like kayaking, jet boating and fishing. Year-round, this is a good go-to spot for a scenic stroll or a fantastic photo opportunity.