This inland lake is the longest of its kind in New Zealand, reaching 80 kilometres in length. Surrounded by towering mountains, it is easy to understand why the area has become so popular in the adventure tourism industry with regards to paragliding, skydiving, bungee jumping, wakeboarding, and skiing. Otherwise, one can simply enjoy the stunning scenery, swim by the beaches of the lake, or go fishing for salmon or rainbow trout. The TSS Earnslaw is a vintage coal-fired steamboat from the 1900s, and is a popular attraction as it crosses the lake every day, offering a relaxing and scenic trip. It is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere that still takes passengers, offering you a glimpse into history.