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Just another tourist spot

Nothing really special, it’s just a tree in the lake. But since it’s an iconic thing in Lake... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
via mobile
Great visit and photo spot

We came here during the week and was very quiet, we were the only ones at the tree. Although it was... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little walk along the lake to see the tree and take some snaps 😃 Remember in the Summer if you decided to swim in the lake be respectful and don’t climb on the tree.

Thank Bek1925
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to take some photos of this iconic tree situated at the edge of Lake Wanaka. If you are interested in photography this is a must do in the area. Easy to locate, just look for all the people with cameras. I was one of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful 70 year old tree in the water but I was more amused by the amount of people standing there taking photos of it

Thank barefootlouise
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Took such great photos that I made one into a canvas! The trail is an easy walk. Parking is close. We went in the beginning of winter and even without leaves it was such a cool photo! I know it's nothing spectacular but it gives...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Nothing really special, it’s just a tree in the lake. But since it’s an iconic thing in Lake Wanaka, it’s definitely a must for us to go and take pictures of it :)

Thank Val8080
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a tree sitting by it's lonesome just off the shore sitting in the water we went in autumn so it had no leaves but got some lovely photos as the water was quite still.

Thank Pamella M
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We came here during the week and was very quiet, we were the only ones at the tree. Although it was a cloudy, cold day it was still beautiful. We spent approx. 30mins walking around, taking in the views and of course taking photo's of...More

Thank Xanth4
Reviewed 10 May 2018

It is just a lonely tree on the lake, a crack willow, a brittle wood tree that easily breaks. Because the roots are often totally submerged in cold water, the tree's growth is slow, making it difficult to regenerate. I do not know why it...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This entire region of New Zealand is just breathtakingly stunning. The Wanaka Tree is such a beautifully-set icon that it just has to be on your list if you're anywhere in the area. Take your camera!

Thank jmarsh78
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love this walk with my little dog’s. I also enjoy all the tourists making the most out of visiting our famous tree. It’s worth walking past the tree and enjoying some more of the area. The determined tree has grown from a fence...More

Thank Dannielle C
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