Adventures in New Zealand: Wonderful Wanaka – Lake Hawea and Kidds Bush

I’m posting over at our travel blog, Owl Fly Away, today. Recounting our memorable trip to New Zealand!

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SONY DSC Beautiful Lake Hawea

After our gruelling climb up Mount Iron the previous day, we decided that we deserved a break, so after a lazy morning we headed over to the nearby Lake Hawea, just a 15 minute drive from our home base at Lake Wanaka.

Parking the El Cheapo and getting ready for walks Parking the El Cheapo and getting ready for walkies

Lake Hawea is located on the border of Mt Aspiring National Park, and lies in a glacial valley fed by the Hunter River. We parked at the Kidds Bush Reserve Campsite, which has plenty of picnic tables and is right on the shores of the lake itself.

kidds-bush-walk-lake-hawea At the start of Kidds Bush Nature Walk

The Kidds Bush Nature walk is a very easy 1km loop walk on a wide flat dirt pathway with bridges over a couple of little streams, so it’s a great family walk for all ages and abilities.

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