With over 700 lakes and 60 artificial lakes, New Zealand is a country of picturesque waterways that locals and tourists love to explore. Surrounded by mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and an intricate coastline, the lakes are often photographed against a breathtaking backdrop of these natural wonders. New Zealand’s lakes cover approximately 1.3% of its land area and are easily accessed with a folding boat.

Discover New Zealand lakes whilst touring the wonderful land; but be sure to have one a folding boat stowed on the roof rack – you’d be amazed by the waterways you come across!

Glacial lakes
The South Island of New Zealand is home to glaciers which gradually formed glacial lakes such as Manapoui, Wakatipu, Wanaka, Pukaki, Coleridge and Rotoroa. Lake Tekapo which is also on the South Island is a natural wonder with its amazing blue-green colour that is composed of tiny suspended particles beneath the lake’s waters.

Volcanic lakes
The Taupo Volcanic Zone also features some volcanic lakes which were formed as a result of, or after, volcanic eruptions in the area. Lake Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in New Zealand and is located on the Central North Island and measures approximately 623 square kilometres of Quickboats accessible surface.

New Zealand’s lakes are popular attractions and favourite playgrounds for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing and simply sightseeing. Popular lakes to visit are Lake Taupo and Rotoiti in the North Island and Wanaka and Wakatipu in the South Island.

What to see
The South Island is world famous for its alpine lakes and glacial valleys. Here you can also see:

– Majestic mountains
– World class ski slopes
– Unique marine, bird and wildlife species
– Famous vineyards and wineries
– Diverse national parks

Boats for New Zealand lakes
Different types of boats are suitable for traveling the lakes; they include yachts, steamers, kayaks and soon, Quickboats folding boats.

Quickboats folding boats are compact, durable and safe boats, ideal for exploring New Zealand’s lakes. Folding boats are easily assembled and are ready to go in less than a minute. They measure 3.3m (11 ft.) long, 62 cm (24.5 in.) wide and 10 cm (4 in.) thick. When not in use, they can be folded into compact sized bags and conveniently loaded inside a camper van or on its roof rack – no need for a trailer!

Make the most of your New Zealand vacation and explore its lakes by enquiring about a Quickboats folding boat.