That Wanaka Tree is world famous for living in the waters of Lake Wanaka can be found at Roys Bay. It’s a must to photograph in the early morning or as the sun goes down in the evening. Park up and have a coffee in your Queenstown Motorhome Rental or drive just down the road to Wanaka where there are great cafes and restaurants.
Planted originally from a willow tree as a wooden fence post, the nearly 100 year old Wanaka Tree refused to die and grew into the graceful tree we still see today. Photographers, both professional and amateur, come from all over the world to view this hardy determined little tree and capture the perfect photograph.
Framed by a backdrop of misty snow covered Southern Alps, or experiencing the cold morning brightness of a perfect sunrise this tree is a testament to life’s challenges and continuing story.
When Lake Wanaka is low you can walk out to it, but usually it stands alone surrounded by water with a few birds perched on its branches, or swimming in the waters of the lake.
That Wanaka Tree has become so famous it now has its own Instagram page, which has led to many more people visiting this iconic spot. At certain times of the day you may be one of a 100 people trying to get the perfect picture before you head off in the campervan onto your next stop.
Wanaka is a perfect place to start your adventure to Lake Matheson on the way to The West Coast, or off in the direction of Queenstown.
A stop off at Cromwell on your way to the Lindis Pass and Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo are the other best picturesque sites up there with photographing That Wanaka Tree.
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