Three new walking tracks opened along Lake Wanaka
There is no shortage of places to explore on walking holidays in New Zealand and the choice has just been expanded with the opening of three new trails around one of the country's most breathtaking natural features.
Lake Wanaka is a must see on any New Zealand walking holiday and its appeal has been further enhanced by the opening of the Glendhu Bay, Hawaea River and Clutha River tracks.
Whether one is a seasoned walker or a gentle stroller, the new trails cater for all tastes and abilities, guaranteeing everybody has a fabulous time.
Paul Hellebrekers, from the Wanaka Department of Conservation, said he is hopeful that the new additions will encourage more people to visit the region and enjoy its many wonderful features.
"This 45 km of new tracks are a real conservation gain for the region," he added.
Those keen to cover as much ground as possible on their New Zealand adventure could opt to hire a bicycle and explore the country on two wheels.
There are a number of exciting trails right across the country, including the Christchurch Little River Rail Trail, which meanders along volcanoes and the magnificent Lake Ellesmere.