The Long and Winding Road

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu
Location: South Island, New Zealand

There is no lack of scenic drives in New Zealand, but one of the prettiest has to be Route 6, along the eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu.  Situated in the Otago Region on New Zealand's South Island, Lake Wakatipu is a finger lake surrounded on all sides by steep mountains.

I took this photo from a spot called the Devil's Staircase Lookout, facing north.   Route 6 winds northward along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown, where it turns away from the lake and continues a steady climb into New Zealand's Southern Alps.


antigoni said...

Great route for driving next to the lake. Awesome photo.

Anonymous said...

This is breathtaking! It's so beautiful.

kml said...

Wow! Such a beautiful view!

Unknown said...

It should be an incredible drive on that road hugging the hills and the seashore. Beautiful

BNS said...

Thanks, everyone. Yes, we really enjoyed that drive.