There are so many incredible lakes in New Zealand, it is an absolute water paradise. While driving down the west coast from Franz Josef to Wanaka it is difficult to go 30 minutes without seeing another lake.
New Zealand’s lakes are great for a wide range of activities like fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and many even have campsites right next to them.
Which lakes should you check out in New Zealand? Here are eight great options to get you started, but there are plenty more out there to choose from.