Distance & Duration
314km/195mi, 3hr 50mins
An hour from Lake Tekapo, you'll find yourself at the base of Mt Cook, which at 3,724 m is New Zealand's highest peak. Consider visiting the alpine salmon farm near the town of Twizel (the highest-altitude Salmon on Earth!). Continue to the small township of Omarama, located in the dry, inland country of central Otago. Although small, Omarama is famous as one of the best sites in the world for glider flights, and once hosted the world championships. Make your way to the airfield if you'd like to go for a flight of your own. Head over the sparse beauty of the Lindis Pass to arrive at the charming lakeside town of Wanaka.