Striking landscape of ancient forests, soaring mountains, and crystal clear lakes, no wonder the natural beauty of Wanaka has been featured in numerous colossal movies. Lake Wanaka it self has been the setting for many international films. The crystal clear lake is popular in the summer for fishing, boating and swimming. For many people the water around Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea is the main reason to visit. The lakes, rivers, beaches, islands and waterfalls are just waiting to be explored by kayak, boat, SUP, sail or jet boat. The nearby mountains and fast-flowing rivers allow for adventure tourism year-round, with jet boating and skiing facilities located nearby.