The 7 Most Beautiful New Zealand Lakes

New Zealand is a land of endless beauty. From mountains to prairies, beaches to glaciers, New Zealand offers its visitors some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Especially magical are the country’s many glacial lakes, which feature vibrant, mineral-rich water and sweeping views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Whether you’re planning a trip to the land of the Kiwis or simply looking for some travel inspiration, this list of the most beautiful New Zealand lakes will definitely make you want to jump right in:

1. The Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes in New Zealand

Trover photo by Stoked for Saturday


2. Lake Alexandrina

Lake Alexandrina in New Zealand

Trover photo by Laurence Dryer


3. Lake Matheson


4. Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

Trover photo by Wings of a Feather


5. Lake Ruataniwhia

Lake Ruataniwhia

Trover photo by Laurence Dryer


6. Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

Trover photo by hippokathy88


7. Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka

Trover photo by Stoked for Saturday


Want to see even more swoon-worthy New Zealand lakes? Check out the full list of Beautiful New Zealand Lakes here, and don’t forget to share your own discoveries on Trover!