There are some spectacular walks, hikes and climbs around Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka. Many more than we had heard of. We decided to attempt to climb Isthmus Peak, recommended by the owners of the campsite we were staying at, as we had never heard of it and we are so glad we did. We were rewarded by panoramic views of both lakes and all the mountains in between on the most gorgeous day. We shared the track with sheep, cows, deer and some amazing stags and only 13 other people the whole day. Hard climb but well worth the views and the aching legs the next day!
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